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Test Drive (DOS)

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Description

This mix of racing simulation and arcade game consists of driving a choice of 5 sports cars on a mountain strip at the fastest speed possible without getting caught by the cops. To avoid them, use your radar detector -- or just try to outrun them if they spot you. Manual stickshift only, so make sure you don't redline or you'll blow your engine.

Screenshots

Test Drive DOS Checkpoint
Test Drive DOS Car selection and stats
Test Drive DOS Swerving to avoid oncoming traffic.
Test Drive DOS Title screen (Hercules)

Alternate Titles

  • "试验驾驶" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

A new style of racing game 5u3 (197) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Poor controls and monotonous scenery didn't stop this one from becoming a classic. Trixter (8734) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
I'm embarrased to have liked it. Yeah Right (57) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
Old, bad sound and graphics.....but I liked it. ThE oNe (178) unrated
Driving For The Computer Impaired The Cheshire (6) 1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars
Not a very good game altogether. Tomer Gabel (4380) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
It's a classic, but being a classic doesn't stop a game from not being very good. Jim Fun (222) unrated

The Press Says

GameAspect.com Oct 26, 2011 7.9 out of 10 79

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Version 1.1 broken on DOSBox? 5 Daniel Saner (2473)
Oct 28, 2012
Weird screenshots on the cover art 3 Daniel Saner (2473)
Dec 01, 2011
the father of the 90's racing games¿? 5 Игги Друге (43847)
Jul 27, 2008

Trivia

Commercial success

The game was awarded with an American Software Publishers Association's Gold Award for selling more than 100,000 units.

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

Related Web Sites

Olivier Masse (421) added Test Drive (DOS) on May 05, 1999
Other platforms contributed by EboMike (3009), Quapil (4740), Servo (55830), אולג 小奥 (171451) and Belboz (6517)