The Duel: Test Drive II

Critic Score User Score
DOS
72
3.5
Atari ST
...
4.2
Apple IIgs
...
4.1
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Description

In the sequel to Test Drive, you can play against the time or the computer. Choose between a Ferrari F-40 and a Porsche 959, and take on your opponent, who is in the other car. There is also traffic to avoid.

Each stage has a different setting, including forests and mountains, with a wide range of hazards to dodge. The game is designed to allow for scenario disks. To finish a stage, you must stop at the gas station by yourself, which allows you to refuel.

Screenshots

The Duel: Test Drive II Amiga Next race.
The Duel: Test Drive II Macintosh High scores
The Duel: Test Drive II SNES Choosing your car
The Duel: Test Drive II DOS Knocking down a cop means instant game over (EGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "试验驾驶2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Test Drive 2" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

A rare example of a good sequel DOS 5u3 (197)
Not a good game! But still better than it's prequel! DOS Jim Fun (222)

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Amiga Jul, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Dec, 1992 83 out of 100 83
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Jul, 1989 800 out of 1000 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1990 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jul, 1989 9.2 out of 12 77
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jul, 1989 74 out of 100 74
N-Force SNES Feb, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 52 out of 100 52
Power Play Genesis Jun, 1992 47 out of 100 47

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Trivia

Commodore 64 version

The Commodore 64 version has a better frame rate when played on a Commodore 128, because it switches the processor to 2 MHz mode while the TV's or monitor's electron beam is off-screen. (The VIC chip can't handle a 2 MHz clock frequency, so it would show garbage on the screen.)

Version differences

In the DOS version there are only two cars available; a Ferrari F40 and a Porsche 959. The SNES and Genesis versions also include a Lamborghini Diablo.

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