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Hydra Hydra - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Hydra - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You pilot a hovercraft, trying to deliver top secret items while avoiding mines, other hovercraft, and logs. Collect money and fuel to continue. X-Y yoke control.

Hydra was produced by Atari Games in 1990.

Atari Games released 88 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Atari Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari Games during the time period Hydra was produced include: KLAX, Escape From The Planet Of The Robot Monsters, Cyberball 2072, Badlands, Hard Drivin', Rampart, Race Drivin', Pit-Fighter, Shuuz, and Batman


Name Hydra
Developer Atari Games (United States)
Year 1990
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8160
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class JAMMA+
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Steering: X/Y-directional yoke with common triggers and thumb buttons - Fire|Boost
  • Pedals: 1
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Hydra KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cabinet Information

The control panel overlay has pictures of dials, displays, etc. so the player feels like they are sitting in a cockpit.


This game can be converted to Pit-Fighter by replacing the ROMs and the slapstic IC.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Hydra Census

There are 14,898 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Common - There are 28 known instances of this machine owned by Hydra collectors who are active members. Of these, 13 of them are original dedicated machines. 6 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 9 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Hydra machine for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a Hydra circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Hydra.

This game ranks a 8 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 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]



This game uses the 68000 (7.6Mhz) and M6502 (1.79Mhz) processors. It uses a YM-2151 (3.5Mhz) and a OK16295 for sound.


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