The Duel: Test Drive II

Critic Score User Score
SNES
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3.5
Apple IIgs
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4.1
Amstrad CPC
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2.4
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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 Commodore 64 Accolade logo
The Duel: Test Drive II DOS Taking victory beneath the grave (EGA)
The Duel: Test Drive II Macintosh High scores
The Duel: Test Drive II ZX Spectrum Crashed

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

Computer and Video Games (CVG) 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
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
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1989 73 out of 100 73
Mega Fun SNES May, 1993 66 out of 100 66
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 52 out of 100 52
Video Games Genesis May, 1992 45 out of 100 45
Sega-16.com Genesis Apr 08, 2010 3 out of 10 30

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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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