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Test Drive

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
64
3.7
DOS
...
3.3
Amiga
67
...
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Description

This mix of racing simulation and arcade game consists of driving a choice of 5 sports cars on a mountain strip at the fastest speed possible without getting caught by the cops. To avoid them, use your radar detector -- or just try to outrun them if they spot you. Manual stickshift only, so make sure you don't redline or you'll blow your engine.

Screenshots

Test Drive DOS Sweet victory
Test Drive PC-98 ...crashed
Test Drive Apple II The Lamborghini
Test Drive PC-98 ...Test Drive

Alternate Titles

  • "试验驾驶" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

A new style of racing game DOS 5u3 (197)
Poor controls and monotonous scenery didn't stop this one from becoming a classic. DOS Trixter (8730)
I'm embarrased to have liked it. DOS Yeah Right (57)
Old, bad sound and graphics.....but I liked it. DOS ThE oNe (178)
Driving For The Computer Impaired DOS The Cheshire (6)
Not a very good game altogether. DOS Tomer Gabel (4364)
It's a classic, but being a classic doesn't stop a game from not being very good. DOS Jim Fun (222)
The Best Commodore 64 Driving Game Commodore 64 DreamArcades (6)

The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Feb, 1988 826 out of 1000 83
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Apr, 1988 816 out of 1000 82
Atari ST User Atari ST May, 1988 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Nov, 1987 9.6 out of 12 80
GameAspect.com DOS Oct 26, 2011 7.9 out of 10 79
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Feb, 1988 69 out of 100 69
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Mar, 1988 67 out of 100 67
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1987 4 out of 10 40
Power Play Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 3.5 out of 10 35

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Version 1.1 broken on DOSBox? 5 Daniel Saner (2588)
Oct 28, 2012
Weird screenshots on the cover art 3 Daniel Saner (2588)
Dec 01, 2011
the father of the 90's racing games¿? 5 Игги Друге (44657)
Jul 27, 2008

Trivia

Commercial success

The game was awarded with an American Software Publishers Association's Gold Award for selling more than 100,000 units.

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

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Contributed to by EboMike (3009), Olivier Masse (421), Quapil (4736), Servo (55766), Cor 13 (172526) and Belboz (6492)