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So are you’re trying to win our Microsoft Point Giveaway so you can buy Hydro Thunder Hurricane? Well allow us to up those odds a bit! Thanks to the great folks at Vector Unit we’re now giving away one of our favorite XBLA titles this year so far. Just leave a comment telling us the most extreme water related activity you’ve ever done (if you’re boring taking a shower does count!) and boom you’re entered! For more details check out the official rules below and good luck!
- You must be a registered Spantechular user and leave a comment telling us the most extreme water related activity you’ve ever done.
- You must be at least 13 years of age or older and a resident of the US or Canada (Void where prohibited by law)
- Limit one entry per person.
- This entry period ends on Friday September 10th at 12:00PM PDT
- At that time two random winners will be selected and will receive a download code for Hydro Thunder Hurricane (ARV $15)
- Code requires an Xbox Live account to redeem
The people at Vector Unit took on the restoration of an Arcade classic. Not an easy task at all but we’re glad to say they’ve pulled it off rather well. Hydro Thunder Hurricane is a blast literally! Watercraft racers were booming in the 90′s and pretty much went the way of the dodo once the decade concluded.
After getting a feel for the control scheme which is pretty straight forward I started winning races. The game features a wide variety of boats and courses that keep gameplay fast, fresh and challenging. I soon found myself speeding through Monster Island dodging reptilian obstacles while trying to snag boost and timing when and when not to jump.
One of the best things about the game is each track has it’s own personality. You will encounter a lot of twist and turns and knowing when to crash through an object or where a shortcut might be can make or break a race. You’ll easily spend time repeating courses to sharpen your skills for competitive gameplay.
Hydro Thunder Hurricane stacks up pretty well against more expensive full priced racers that have borrowed a lot of the game’s core elements. The point scoring system gives you something to shoot for besides just unlocking achievements. The top three spots have a payout which allows you to earn more boats, paint jobs, courses and challenge modes.
In the end the game may not be the best looking XBLA title we’ve seen but it surely holds it’s own. If you’re looking for a fun fast paced competitive and well priced title that can also fill your leaderboard addiction. Then look no further, you might wanna get your Microsoft Points ready now because Hydro Thunder Hurricane does that and a lot more.
Final Verdict: 9.5 out of a possible 10