D. Mattrick, M. Benna, K. Pickell, B. Dawson, A. Wong, B. Gour,
John Boechler, Tony Lee
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& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Test drive is a driving simulator by Accolade. It's
one of the first games I played on the Amiga. I remember
being blown away by the graphics at the time. The C64
version is pretty good in comparison. You get the chance
to test drive some dream cars - which include a Ferrari,
a Porsche and a Lamborghini. The game itself isn't very
exciting. The courses are very similar and there's not
much traffic to avoid. You only need to beat a few
courses to complete the game.
Level 5 is complete.
"Can I REALLY keep
"Red car, Sir?"
"Blue car, Sir?" The
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Using a cheat that allowed me to skip levels. (Vinny:
I've actually attached the .D64 version of this game.
Just use the 'ç'
key to skip the five levels and see the ending.)
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once the final course is beaten, your score is displayed
on the screen. A view from inside the car is then shown
with a message reading 'Look in the glove box'. After a
short pause, another message appears which reads 'Nice
job. Keep the car. Go home'. You get to keep the car !
Woo hoo ! You then get to enter your name into the high
score table, as a picture of rear of the car is shown
above. The game then restarts.
It's not bad. I think it's
how the Amiga version ends.
- Vinny: This
game really isn't my kind of game, but as Neil said,
it's not bad. It could have done with a few more
elements and a bit of an epilogue. It's an ending I
- Andrew Fisher:
Very basic ending. Accolade/DSi used the same game
engine for the two Test Drive games, Grand Prix Circuit
and The Cycles...
- Brendan Phoenix:
Never played this on the C64 or Amiga. But I have great
memories of Test Drive 2 loading up on the Amiga with
those great female vocals introducing the game -
awesome! To be honest this is a pretty nifty ending,
much better than a lot of racing games with a finish at
- Andy Vaisey: I
have absolutely no idea why, but I really liked this
when I was younger, although the tape multi-load was a
bit of a kick in the plums. I requested the ending
because I could not remember it even though I know I
completed it all those years ago. Now I remember it! Not
bad; at least it doesn't just print congratulations...
- Gaz Spence: The
ending's average; like the game in general. Hopefully,
the sequel will be better!
It's an original ending to a race game, although not
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