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Arctic Thunder Arctic Thunder - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Arctic Thunder - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

A snowmobile racing game from Midway.

Arctic Thunder was produced by Midway Games in 2001.

Midway Games released 53 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Midway Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Games during the time period Arctic Thunder was produced include: Gauntlet Dark Legacy, Offroad Thunder, Blitz 2000 NBA Showtime combo console, Cart Fury, Sport Station, Grid, The, Ultimate Arctic Thunder, delete, and San Francisco Rush 2049 Special Edition

Specs

Name Arctic Thunder
Developer Midway Games (United States)
Year 2001
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6906
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Monitor
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Steering: Wheel with Force Feedback
  • Throttle Lever with thumb button - Boost
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Pick from six snowmobile riders and six tracks to race on. During the race, the player can pick up power-ups, ranging from boosts to atomic snowballs.

Game Play

During the race, pick up power-ups to use against your opponets. The tracks have many shortcuts and free falls, just like in Hydro Thunder. Four cabinets can be linked up for head-to-head play.

Arctic Thunder KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.33 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.40

Overall Like 3.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 3.25

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 2.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Pressing the attack button while selecting rider allows you to mix and match the sled and rider of your choice. Pressing Start and Attack on the track select screen will toggle 'no drone' mode and a harder difficulty setting. All three apply for one race only.

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Cabinet Information

There are at least two different cabinets available: a standard cabinet as pictured, and a deluxe cabinet with seat/controls/platform and monitor as separate units.

Miscellaneous

This game is part of Midway's 'Thunder' series of racing games.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Arctic Thunder Census

There are 14,753 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,474 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,463 machines (6,895 unique titles).

Common - There are 43 known instances of this machine owned by Arctic Thunder collectors who are active members. Of these, 40 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 5 active VAPS members with a Arctic Thunder machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Arctic Thunder circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Arctic Thunder.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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Legacy

  1. Hydro Thunder
  2. Offroad Thunder
  3. Arctic Thunder

Manuals

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  1. 3D Model (External): Sitdown

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 19 287.50 370.72
2016 34 115.00 158.97
2017 39 88.50 154.90
2018 16 118.00 107.68
All Years 108 118.00 187.15

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