Test Drive (video game)

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Test Drive
Test Drive cover.jpg
Developer(s)Distinctive Software
Publisher(s)Accolade
Designer(s)Brad Gour, Don Mattrick
Artist(s)John Boechler, Tony Lee
Composer(s)Patrick Payne, Rick Millson
SeriesTest Drive series
Platform(s)Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS
Release date(s)
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single player
Media/distributionFloppy Disk
 
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Test Drive
Test Drive cover.jpg
Developer(s)Distinctive Software
Publisher(s)Accolade
Designer(s)Brad Gour, Don Mattrick
Artist(s)John Boechler, Tony Lee
Composer(s)Patrick Payne, Rick Millson
SeriesTest Drive series
Platform(s)Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS
Release date(s)
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single player
Media/distributionFloppy Disk

Test Drive is a cross-platform racing game released by Accolade in 1987. It is the first in the Test Drive series of racing games and has been followed by numerous sequels.

Gameplay [edit]

The player chooses one of the five following supercars to drive on a winding cliffside two-lane road while avoiding traffic and outrunning police speed traps. The course's five stages are separated by gas station pit stops.

Reception [edit]

The game was reviewed in 1988 in Dragon #132 by Hartley, Patricia, and Kirk Lesser in "The Role of Computers" column. The reviewers gave the game 412 out of 5 stars.[1]

References [edit]

  1. ^ Lesser, Hartley, Patricia, and Kirk (April 1988). "The Role of Computers". Dragon (132): 80–85.