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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 Fill 'er up
The Duel: Test Drive II DOS Shifting up (CGA)
The Duel: Test Drive II DOS Car selection (CGA)
The Duel: Test Drive II MSX Overtaken by another car

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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

Zero DOS Mar, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1990 82 out of 100 82
ST Format Atari ST May, 1991 81 out of 100 81
The One Amiga Jun, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1990 78 out of 100 78
N-Force SNES Feb, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Play Time SNES Mar, 1993 65 out of 100 65
Gamers (Germany) Genesis May, 1992 C 50
Video Games Genesis May, 1992 45 out of 100 45
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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