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Driver (Macintosh)

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Description

As Tanner, you're going undercover to be the wheelman for a crime syndicate in order to break open a big case. On the way, you'll eliminate competition, drive getaway cars, scare some people silly, evade plenty of police, dodge bad guys, smash through a few windows, save your love interest, and much more through four cities (Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York).

Perform authentic manuevers like donuts, 180 spin, 360 spin, reverse 180 spin, and more as you cut through alley ways, across sidewalks and parks, smash park benches and and drive over traffic cones. Many different cars to try (most you'll recognize). Will you save the day?

Also includes pratice modes such as Practice, Carnage (cause as much damage as you can), Dirt Track (time trials), Pursuit (you chase someone), Survival (4 super cops chase you), Lose the Cop (avoid that one cop on your back), and Drive About (just drive about the city and admire the scenery).

Game also includes a full director's mode, allowing you to place cameras to catch the best moments in the custom replay file.

Screenshots

There are no Macintosh screenshots for this game.

There are 59 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "DRIVER ~潜入!カーチェイス大作戦~" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Macintosh release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.


The Press Says

Inside Mac Games (IMG) Apr 17, 2001 8.25 out of 10 82
Mac Gamer May 07, 2001 4 out of 5 80
MacNN Jan 24, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
AppleLinks.Com Jan 31, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Mac Addict Mar, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Listed twice? 2 vedder (20153)
Sep 07, 2010
Driver returns 6 vedder (20153)
Jun 15, 2010

Trivia

1001 Video Games

Driver appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Advertisement

In the UK, Antonio Fargas took part of the advertising campaign for Driver (Antonio Fargas is best know for playing Huggy Bear in the classic 70s TV series Starsky And Hutch, which partly inspired the creation of the game)

Influence

  • The game was partially inspired by the 1993 film Driver by Eoin Moore.
  • It seems that Driver was heavily inspired by the 1978 movie The Driver, starring Ryan O' Neal, and Bruce Dern. The most notable is the first level of the game, taken from a scene in the film in which "The Driver" has to prove his skill to some gangsters. Some of the crash sound effects used for the game, also came from the film itself.

Physics

The physics engine in Driver seems to occasionally have hiccups when the player has collisions in close quarters. The player's car (or other cars) will fly up hundreds of feet into the air. See screenshots for some samples.

Awards

  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 - Best Racing Game in 1999
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/2000 – Best Racing Game in 1999
Information also contributed by DOS Boot, Grant McLellan and Indra was here.

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Kabushi (122209) added Driver (Macintosh) on May 08, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Mister-k81 (408), GTramp (34474), Thomas Backman (18) and Grant McLellan (545)