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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.4
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.7
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall User Score (19 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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The graphics are generally of a high quality, with each car's interior being particularly well drawn. Scrolling is a bit on the poor side though as the on-coming traffic tends to move rather jerkily. The sound is tremendous with screeches and whining engines throughout. Just sink into the leather and absorb the game's sheer driveability.
The annoying thing about Test Drive is the amount of time it takes to get from one part of the program to another, the continual disk access being a consequence, no doubt, of the graphic richness of the piece.
Le Geek (Feb, 2010)
If you are an Amiga fan—or a fan of early pseudo 3D games in general—you'll probably enjoy wasting an afternoon with Test Drive like I did. Otherwise, your mileage may vary.
[Retest] As a simulator it's still one of the most accurate, but as a game it's been superseded by other more action-packed titles.
The colours used are sparse, considering what the Amiga is capable of, and they do not improve much as the game progresses. The sound FX of engine notes in different gears and squealing tyres as you take sharp bends and dips in the road add excitement and give a reasonable impression of high-speed driving. But lastability is a fragile commodity with there not being enough to do in the game.
Happy Computer (Dec, 1987)
Die Strecke ist leider nicht sonderlich abwechslungsreich. Vom Gegenverkehr einmal abgesehen, sieht man auf der mit Kurven gesegneten Straße herzlich wenig. Ähnliches gilt für die Spielmotivation: Am Anfang ist man regelrecht begeistert, doch wenn man die Strecke einmal ganz geschafft hat, beginnt das große Gähnen. Die Amiga-Version glänzt mit tollen Effekten, aber spielerisch vermisse ich eine doppelte Portion Abwechslung.
Power Play (Dec, 1987)
Tempolimit? Nein danke; mit Bleifuß und PS-Power geht man bei "Test Drive" auf Punktejagd. Wollten Sie schon immer mal am Steuer eines unbezahlbaren Traumwagens sitzen? Ob Lamborghini Countach oder Porsche 911 Turbo, fünf Wagen dieser Klasse stehen zu Ihrer freien Verfügung bereit - vorausgesetzt, man hat den richtigen Computer und "Test Drive", eine neue Rennsimulation.
There may be more competitive racing games on the market, but this game combines the enjoyment of driving five of the most exotic sportscars in the world with outrunning "Smokies" on mountain highways. What more could a race car junkie (or arcade fan) ask for?!