Test Drive

Test Drive

Test Drive was the first game I played on an Amiga of any kind. The intro, with the guy rolling down the window of the Porsche and grinning before driving off blew us all away. The graphics at the time were something else. In the game itself, the...

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Platform Commodore Amiga
Release Date 1987
Game Type
ESRB
Developers Distinctive
Publishers Accolade
Genres Racing
Max Players 1
Cooperative No
Rating

Community Rating: 4.12
Total Votes: 4
Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test_Drive_(video_game)
Video Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6QlLu87rEM
Overview
Test Drive was the first game I played on an Amiga of any kind. The intro, with the guy rolling down the window of the Porsche and grinning before driving off blew us all away. The graphics at the time were something else. In the game itself, the graphics were excellent for the time – realistic car dashboard etc. Okay, so the scaling of the other cars was dodgy but you didn't notice those things at the time. In these days, a 1/2 meg A500 being able to produce this was pretty good. The sound was good - each car (Corvette, Lamborghini Countach, Lotus Esprit, Porsche 911 and Ferrari Testarossa) had a distinctive sound which presumably sounded like the real thing. Like I've driven one! The premise was simple: drive from petrol station to petrol station as fast as possible. Okay, so the game was easy to beat, but with 5 different cars and average speeds given for each level, there was variety available. Outrunning the cops would give a rush too. I think that this game was responsible for at least 3 people buying an A500, myself included.
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