The Duel: Test Drive II

Critic Score User Score
Amstrad CPC
...
2.4
Amiga
81
3.4
SNES
...
3.5
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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 The police car is trying to slow you down.
The Duel: Test Drive II SNES Post-race statistics
The Duel: Test Drive II Commodore 64 The Porsche 959
The Duel: Test Drive II Amstrad CPC I lost all my lives. Game over.

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

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1989 885 out of 1000 88
The One DOS Jun, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jul, 1989 77 out of 100 77
N-Force SNES Feb, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Mega Fun SNES May, 1993 66 out of 100 66
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jun, 1992 7 out of 12 58
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1990 56 out of 100 56
Power Play Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 53 out of 100 53
Gamers (Germany) Genesis May, 1992 C 50
Total! (Germany) SNES Jun, 1993 4 out of 6 40

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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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