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The collision detection is a bit iffy, but with a game that's this much fun I don't care.
There isn't quite the same polish to the graphics on this driver's eye-view road racer that the Amiga version manages - the ST sound in particular falls a little short of the mark - but that's only to be expected. The thrill of wild acceleration and cornering is still there, the graphics move well and the presentation impresses.
I've yet to see a realistic car racing simulation on the ST - the screen display, handling and general feel just aren't quite right. However, it's a good game with nice graphics and reasonable sound. It's fun to play and quite addictive, though £25 is a bit steep for my pocket.
Beware not to be caught by the police as no amount of smooth talking will help you out! The game will end when you are caught or when you suffer five mishaps on the same stage. Scores are registered and the option to play again is offered, either with the same car or another.
The biggest problem with Test Drive is the lack of gameplay: the Rock is still the same - repetitive, graphically basic and with a distinct lack of variety and lasting challenge. Even a novice ST games-player shouldn't find it too hard to get through to the end. A very competent, but ultimately unexciting release.