You're our nation's top covert operative, who's assigned to deliver secret military equipment to our allies via wild and treacherous riverways. The Agency has bestowed upon you a state-of-the-art heavily armed, turbocharged speed boat to carry out your missions.
By Air and by Sea
Hydra is a one-player, behind-the-boat view shooter, which consist of nine missions. You must pilot your ship through winding waterways, while keeping an eye out for other boats, hovercrafts, floating mines, tanks on the shoreline, and snipers entrenched on islands. However, you can soar above all that by temporarily launching your ship into the air! It's not that simple, though, the skies are equally dangerous with fighter jets, attack copters and giant zeppelins!
The action's pretty brisk. Obliterate enemies with your front-mounted machine guns and keep an eye out for valuable bonus items and power-ups that randomly pop up in the waters. Even though you have an unlimited number of ships, if you run out of fuel - you're sunk! Plus, there are no continues.
Equipping your ship is half the fun. Pick up floating bags of money to buy power-ups. Then before starting a mission, visit the supply shed to purchase power-ups with your accumulated wealth. You can spontaneously switch among any of your power-ups, but they have a limited life span. Bonus rounds at the end of each mission award extra fuel, money, and points. Don't sweat it if you croak in the bonus levels. That has no effect on the rest of the game.
The Need for Speed
Don't miss this boat! Hydra showcases the Lynx's superb scaling abilities and extensive color palette. The smooth animation, well-rendered graphics, and extremely responsive controls create the stomach-wrenching illusion of slicing through the waters at breakneck speeds. Go ahead. Get wet with Hydra.
- If dangerously low on fuel, use your power boosts to launch your ship to the end of the level.
- Ignore the target Instead, go for money bags and Green Crystals In the bonus rounds.