Test Drive (video game)
|Designer(s)||Brad Gour, Don Mattrick|
|Artist(s)||John Boechler, Tony Lee|
|Composer(s)||Patrick Payne, Rick Millson|
|Series||Test Drive series|
|Platform(s)||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS|
Test Drive video game theme tunes, as played through the PC Speaker.
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Test Drive is a cross-platform racing game released by Accolade and developed by Distinctive Software in 1987. It is the first in the Test Drive series of racing games and has been followed by numerous sequels.
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.
- Lamborghini Countach
- Lotus Esprit Turbo
- Chevrolet Corvette C4
- Porsche 911 Turbo (930)
- Ferrari Testarossa
Test Drive's sales had surpassed 250,000 copies by November 1989.
Computer Gaming World stated in 1987 that Test Drive "offers outstanding graphics and the potential to 'hook' every Pole Position fan". Compute! praised the excellent graphics and sound, but noted that the game only had one course. 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 41⁄2 out of 5 stars.
- IGN.com: Test Drive
- Staff (November 1989). "Chart-Busters; SPA Platinum". Game Players (5): 112.
- "Christmas Buyers Guide". Computer Gaming World. November 1987. p. 20.
- Tucker, Troy (February 1988). "Test Drive". Compute!. p. 50. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
- Lesser, Hartley; Lesser, Patricia; Lesser, Kirk (April 1988). "The Role of Computers". Dragon (132): 80–85.