Test Drive Cycles

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Test Drive Cycles
Test Drive Cycles cover.jpg
Cover art (Game Boy Color)
Developer(s) Xantera
Publisher(s) Infogrames North America
Series Test Drive
Platform(s) Game Boy Color
Release Game Boy Color
  • NA: August, 2000
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Test Drive Cycles is a 2000 video game within the Test Drive video game series where the player drives motorcycles. Versions for consoles and PC were also going to be released alongside this version, but were cancelled.

Gameplay[edit]

The game has 24 tracks in 12 real world locations, with ramps to perform killer jumps.

There are 35 licensed motorcycles with multiple upgrade packages and color schemes. Vehicles are classified in Cruisers, Musclebikes, Sportbikes categories. such as the 1999 kawasaki ZX12 with 1200cc the fastest bike in the game so far.

Reception[edit]

Marc Nix of IGN rated the Game Boy Color version 4.0 (poor) for mediocre game play.[1]

Cancelled games[edit]

Versions were also developed for PlayStation, Dreamcast and PC, but these were cancelled in June 2000. The developer was Infogrames North America, the same team who worked on Test Drive Off-Road 3. with Infogrames publishing the game.

The PlayStation version was to include 30 licensed bikes, 12 tracks and DualShock controller support with the same applying to the Dreamcast version except for DualShock support.[2] The Microsoft Windows version would also include hidden shortcuts.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nix, Marc (2000-08-08). "Test Drive Cycles". IGN. Retrieved 2017-04-19. 
  2. ^ Staff (1999-08-09). "Test Drive Cycles". IGN. Retrieved 2017-04-19. 
  3. ^ Staff (2000-05-11). "E32000: Infogrames Halts Test Drive Cycles". IGN. Retrieved 2017-04-19. 

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