Test Drive
Test Drive cover
Developer Distinctive Software
Publisher Accolade
Released 1987
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Singleplayer
Platform(s) Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS
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.


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.

During the game, the player is allowed to purchase a vehicle. The following is a list of (5) vehicles available to purchase within the game:

  • Lamborghini Countach
  • Lotus Esprit Turbo
  • Chevrolet Corvette C4
  • Porsche 911 Turbo (930)
  • Ferrari Testarossa

Reception Edit

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 412 out of 5 stars.

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