4 Wheel Thunder

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4 Wheel Thunder
4 Wheel Thunder ntsc-front.jpg
North American Dreamcast cover art
Developer(s) Kalisto Entertainment
Publisher(s) Midway Games
Series Thunder Series
Platform(s) Dreamcast
Release
  • NA: May 4, 2000
  • EU: June 9, 2000
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

4 Wheel Thunder is a racing game developed by Kalisto Entertainment and published by Midway Games. While the game had been in development for some time prior as a separate title, it was eventually decided to rebrand the game into Midway's Thunder series.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 75.51%[1]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 2.5/5 stars[2]
CVG 8/10[3]
EGM 6.67/10[4]
Eurogamer 9/10[5]
GameFan 78%[6]
GameSpot 7.3/10[7]
GameSpy 8/10[8]
IGN 8.1/10[9]

The game was met with positive reception upon release, carrying a rating of 75.51% on GameRankings.[1] The game has been praised for its realistic graphics and fun gameplay, but criticized for its high difficulty level.[9] Midway's influence has been met with mixed reactions, with claims that the game suffers from an "identity crisis" due to elements of the Thunder series being implemented toward the end of the development process.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "4 Wheel Thunder for Dreamcast". GameRankings. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ Melville, Bryan. "4 Wheel Thunder - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ Key, Steve (2000). "Dreamcast Review: 4 Wheel Thunder". Computer and Video Games (Official Dreamcast Magazine UK). Archived from the original on March 10, 2007. Retrieved September 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ "4 Wheel Thunder". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 2000. 
  5. ^ Bramwell, Tom (June 21, 2000). "4Wheel Thunder". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on January 7, 2001. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ Mosquera, Fernando (May 1, 2000). "REVIEW for 4 Wheel Thunder". GameFan. Archived from the original on June 20, 2000. Retrieved September 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ Provo, Frank (May 25, 2000). "4 Wheel Thunder Review". GameSpot. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ Fragmaster (May 10, 2000). "4 Wheel Thunder". PlanetDreamcast. Archived from the original on January 31, 2009. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b c Justice, Brandon (May 5, 2000). "4 Wheel Thunder". IGN. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 

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