1001 Video Games
appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
by General Editor Tony Mott.
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)
- 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.
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.
Information also contributed by
Grant McLellan and
Indra was here.
- PC Player (Germany)
- Issue 01/2000 - Best Racing Game in 1999
- Power Play
- Issue 02/2000 – Best Racing Game in 1999