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The Duel: Test Drive II

Average Rating: 7.09/10
Video Game Rank: 3123
Amiga Rank: 132
Commodore 64 Rank: 86
SEGA Genesis Rank: 77
SNES Rank: 107
DOS Rank: 343
ZX Spectrum Rank: 43
Atari ST Rank: 59
Apple II Rank: 40
Amstrad CPC Rank: 40
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The Duel: Test Drive II
Alternate Names
Test Drive 2
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1989-00-00
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The Duel: Test Drive II
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Amiga re-release
Rel Date: 1992-00-00
Publisher: The Hit Squad
Amiga
Developer: Distinctive Software
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Commodore 64 tape re-release
Rel Date: 1992-00-00
Publisher: The Hit Squad
Commodore 64
Developer: Distinctive Software
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: (Not Rated)
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North American Genesis edition
Rel Date: 1992-00-00
Publisher: Accolade, Inc.
SEGA Genesis
Developer: Distinctive Software
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Atari ST release
Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Publisher: Accolade, Inc.
Atari ST
Developer: Distinctive Software
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Spanish Amstrad CPC Cassette edition
Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Publisher: DROsoft
Amstrad CPC
Developer: Sales Curve Interactive
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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The Duel: Test Drive II
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Amiga release
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: Accolade, Inc.
Amiga
Developer: Distinctive Software
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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The Duel: Test Drive II
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Apple IIGS release
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: Accolade, Inc.
Apple II
Developer: Distinctive Software
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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The Duel: Test Drive II
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Commodore 64 diskette edition
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: Accolade, Inc.
Commodore 64
Developer: Distinctive Software
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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The Duel: Test Drive II
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Commodore 64 tape release
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: Accolade, Inc.
Commodore 64
Developer: Distinctive Software
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: (Not Rated)
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The Duel: Test Drive II
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North American DOS floppy Version
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: Accolade, Inc.
DOS
Developer: Distinctive Software
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Description Edit | History

Like the original Test Drive, the focus of The Duel is driving exotic cars through dangerous highways, evading traffic, and trying to escape police pursuits. While the first game in the series had the player simply racing for time in a single scenario, Test Drive II improves upon its predecessor by introducing varied scenery, and giving the player the option of racing against the clock or competing against a computer-controlled opponent.

The player initially is given the opportunity to choose a car to drive and a level of difficulty, which in turn determines whether the car will use and automatic or manual transmission--the number of difficulty options varies between gaming platforms. Levels begin with the player’s car (and the computer opponent, if selected) idling on a roadway. Primarily these are two to four lane public highways with many turns; each level is different, and they include obstacles such as bridges, cliffs, and tunnels in addition to the other cars already on the road. Each level also has one or more police cars along the course.
The goal of each level is to reach the gas station at the end of the course in the least amount of time. Stopping at the gas station is not mandatory, and one could drive past it if inattentive. The consequence of not stopping results in running out of gas, a thus losing a car (life). The player begins the game with 5 lives, one of which is lost each time that the player crashes into something. If the player completes a level without crashing or running out of gas, then he or she is awarded a bonus life. In addition to losing a life, crashing adds thirty seconds to the player's time. Cars could crash into other traffic or off-road obstacles such as trees; they could crash by falling off the cliff on one of the mountain levels, or they could sustain too much damage by staying off the roadway for too long on the flatland levels. Players could also lose a life when using a manual transmission by redlining and consequently blowing the engine. Crashing into a police car instantly ends the game, regardless of the number of lives the player has left.

Police cars appear in every level, and if the player is driving faster than the speed limit when encountering one of them, the police car will follow in pursuit. If at any point while being pursued the police car is able to pass the player’s car get in front of it, the player is forced to pull over and receives a ticket stating the offense and the speed of the vehicle. While this doesn’t cost the player a life, it does take away valuable time. Players can avoid being pursued by police by slowing down before encountering them, anticipating them through the aid of a radar detector, which comes standard in all vehicles in the game.

Source: Wikipedia, "The Duel: Test Drive II", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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  • The Supercars: Test Drive II Car Disk - Expansion that added five new automobiles.
  • Test Drive II Car Disk: The Muscle Cars - Second expansion that added five new automobiles.
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Video Game Rank: 3123
Amiga Rank: 132
Commodore 64 Rank: 86
SEGA Genesis Rank: 77
SNES Rank: 107
DOS Rank: 343
ZX Spectrum Rank: 43
Atari ST Rank: 59
Apple II Rank: 40
Amstrad CPC Rank: 40
Num Ratings: 11
Average Rating: 7.09
Standard Deviation: 1.09
Num Views: 408
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Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 3
Users Owning: 9
Users Wanting: 0
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