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Description

In the sequel to Test Drive, you can play against the time or the computer. Choose between a Ferrari F-40 and a Porsche 959, and take on your opponent, who is in the other car. There is also traffic to avoid.

Each stage has a different setting, including forests and mountains, with a wide range of hazards to dodge. The game is designed to allow for scenario disks. To finish a stage, you must stop at the gas station by yourself, which allows you to refuel.

Screenshots

The Duel: Test Drive II Amiga Let's race against the opponent.
The Duel: Test Drive II Atari ST Title screen.
The Duel: Test Drive II MSX Choose a car
The Duel: Test Drive II Commodore 64 Title screen

Promo Images

The Duel: Test Drive II Magazine Advertisement
The Duel: Test Drive II Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "试验驾驶2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Test Drive 2" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

A rare example of a good sequel DOS 5u3 (197)
Not a good game! But still better than it's prequel! DOS Jim Fun (243)

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Amiga Jul, 1989 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1989 885 out of 1000 88
Zero DOS Mar, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Dec, 1992 83 out of 100 83
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1990 82 out of 100 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jul, 1989 9.2 out of 12 77
Commodore User Amiga Jun, 1989 77 out of 100 77
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jul, 1989 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1989 73 out of 100 73

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Trivia

Commodore 64 version

The Commodore 64 version has a better frame rate when played on a Commodore 128, because it switches the processor to 2 MHz mode while the TV's or monitor's electron beam is off-screen. (The VIC chip can't handle a 2 MHz clock frequency, so it would show garbage on the screen.)

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