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The Duel: Test Drive II

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
...
1.9
Genesis
...
...
Apple IIgs
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3.6
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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 SNES Choosing a scenario
The Duel: Test Drive II Commodore 64 Driving the Ferrari. A road sign warns of a curvy road ahead.
The Duel: Test Drive II Commodore 64 An analysis of your driving
The Duel: Test Drive II SNES Choosing against whom to race

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)

The Press Says

Zzap! Amiga Jul, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) DOS Jul, 1989 85 out of 100 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
CU Amiga Amiga Jun, 1989 77 out of 100 77
N-Force SNES Feb, 1993 71 out of 100 71
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele DOS 1990 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 53 out of 100 53
Gamers (Germany) Genesis May, 1992 C 50
Power Play Genesis Jun, 1992 47 out of 100 47
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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