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23rd May '16 10:42:53 AM Josef5678
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A DrivingGame series, '''''Test Drive''''' has seen races across the globe, in almost anything with wheels. ''Test Drive Overdrive: Brotherhood of Speed'' has the protagonist Dennis Black competing against opponents in order to reveal the kingpin behind the street racing scenes. ''[[WideOpenSandbox Unlimited]]'' set players loose on the island of [[UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}} O'ahu]], ''Unlimited 2'' adds the Spanish island of Ibiza. ''Ferrari Racing Legends'' on the other hand is a track based racer with collections of classic layouts of famous racing tracks and only features, as the name suggests, Ferraris. It's a [[VideoGameLongRunners Long Runner]], as the series has been around since 1987, beginning under Creator/{{Accolade}} and continuing under Infogrames and Creator/{{Atari}}.

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A DrivingGame series, '''''Test Drive''''' ''Test Drive'' has seen races across the globe, in almost anything with wheels. ''Test Drive Overdrive: Brotherhood of Speed'' has the protagonist Dennis Black competing against opponents in order to reveal the kingpin behind the street racing scenes. ''[[WideOpenSandbox Unlimited]]'' set players loose on the island of [[UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}} O'ahu]], ''Unlimited 2'' adds the Spanish island of Ibiza. ''Ferrari Racing Legends'' on the other hand is a track based racer with collections of classic layouts of famous racing tracks and only features, as the name suggests, Ferraris. It's a [[VideoGameLongRunners Long Runner]], as the series has been around since 1987, beginning under Creator/{{Accolade}} and continuing under Infogrames and Creator/{{Atari}}.



* DoNotPassGo[=/=]NonstandardGameOver: If you attempted to outrun the police, they'd somehow get ahead of you and block the road with their car to force you to stop. If you decided to fight the power and ram the police car with your own, it was an instant game over. [[AllThereInTheManual The manual even explains that this lands you in jail]] and means "Game Over."
21st May '16 12:40:05 AM 4444jdm
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* DefeatTheUndefeatable: Dennis managed to defeat Vasily ''only'' because [[spoiler:[[NoodleIncident Donald was injured in attempt to race him]]]].

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* DefeatTheUndefeatable: DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Dennis managed to defeat Vasily ''only'' because [[spoiler:[[NoodleIncident Donald was injured in attempt to race him]]]].
21st May '16 12:39:24 AM 4444jdm
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* DefeatTheUndefeateable: Dennis managed to defeat Vasily ''only'' because [[spoiler:[[NoodleIncident Donald was injured in attempt to race him]].

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* DefeatTheUndefeateable: DefeatTheUndefeatable: Dennis managed to defeat Vasily ''only'' because [[spoiler:[[NoodleIncident Donald was injured in attempt to race him]].him]]]].
21st May '16 12:38:46 AM 4444jdm
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* DefeatTheUndefeated: Dennis managed to defeat Vasily ''only'' because [[spoiler:[[NoodleIncident Donald was injured in attempt to race him]].
* FaceHeelTurn: [[SPOILER:Donald, TheMole EvilMastermind who manipulated Dennis all along.]]

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* DefeatTheUndefeated: DefeatTheUndefeateable: Dennis managed to defeat Vasily ''only'' because [[spoiler:[[NoodleIncident Donald was injured in attempt to race him]].
* FaceHeelTurn: [[SPOILER:Donald, [[spoiler:Donald, TheMole EvilMastermind who manipulated Dennis all along.]]
21st May '16 12:37:22 AM 4444jdm
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AceCustom: Reese's Camaro and Skeeter's Chevelle and GTO.
BigBad: Vasily, the ''leader'' of underground street racing empire. Donald becomes this after Dennis defeated Vasily.
ButNotTooForeign: Miguel, a ''Latin-European''.
DefeatTheUndefeated: Dennis managed to defeat Vasily ''only'' because [[spoiler:[[NoodleIncident Donald was injured in attempt to race him]].
FaceHeelTurn: [[SPOILER:Donald, TheMole EvilMastermind who manipulated Dennis all along.]]
HeroWithBadPublicity: [[spoiler:Exploited. Not many people like Donald, which is the main cause of his FaceHeelTurn.]]
TheGambler: Hamada.
TheStinger: After Dennis defeated Donald in the final race followed by the credits, [[spoiler:Donald tells Hail to steal back his car off-screen]].
WeUsedToBeFriends: Dennis and Resse. Dennis and Donald.
WhatTheHellHero: Some opponents are jealous of Dennis' victory.

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* AceCustom: Reese's Camaro and Skeeter's Chevelle and GTO.
* BigBad: Vasily, the ''leader'' of underground street racing empire. Donald becomes this after Dennis defeated Vasily.
* ButNotTooForeign: Miguel, a ''Latin-European''.
* DefeatTheUndefeated: Dennis managed to defeat Vasily ''only'' because [[spoiler:[[NoodleIncident Donald was injured in attempt to race him]].
* FaceHeelTurn: [[SPOILER:Donald, TheMole EvilMastermind who manipulated Dennis all along.]]
* HeroWithBadPublicity: [[spoiler:Exploited. Not many people like Donald, which is the main cause of his FaceHeelTurn.]]
* TheGambler: Hamada.
* TheStinger: After Dennis defeated Donald in the final race followed by the credits, [[spoiler:Donald tells Hail to steal back his car off-screen]].
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Dennis and Resse. Dennis and Donald.
* WhatTheHellHero: Some opponents are jealous of Dennis' victory.
21st May '16 12:36:09 AM 4444jdm
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A DrivingGame series, '''''Test Drive''''' has seen races across the globe, in almost anything with wheels. ''[[WideOpenSandbox Unlimited]]'' set players loose on the island of [[UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}} O'ahu]], ''Unlimited 2'' adds the Spanish island of Ibiza. ''Ferrari Racing Legends'' on the other hand is a track based racer with collections of classic layouts of famous racing tracks and only features, as the name suggests, Ferraris. It's a [[VideoGameLongRunners Long Runner]], as the series has been around since 1987, beginning under Creator/{{Accolade}} and continuing under Infogrames and Creator/{{Atari}}.

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A DrivingGame series, '''''Test Drive''''' has seen races across the globe, in almost anything with wheels. ''Test Drive Overdrive: Brotherhood of Speed'' has the protagonist Dennis Black competing against opponents in order to reveal the kingpin behind the street racing scenes. ''[[WideOpenSandbox Unlimited]]'' set players loose on the island of [[UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}} O'ahu]], ''Unlimited 2'' adds the Spanish island of Ibiza. ''Ferrari Racing Legends'' on the other hand is a track based racer with collections of classic layouts of famous racing tracks and only features, as the name suggests, Ferraris. It's a [[VideoGameLongRunners Long Runner]], as the series has been around since 1987, beginning under Creator/{{Accolade}} and continuing under Infogrames and Creator/{{Atari}}.


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!! Tropes in ''Test Drive Overdrive: Brotherhood of Speed'' (2002)

AceCustom: Reese's Camaro and Skeeter's Chevelle and GTO.
BigBad: Vasily, the ''leader'' of underground street racing empire. Donald becomes this after Dennis defeated Vasily.
ButNotTooForeign: Miguel, a ''Latin-European''.
DefeatTheUndefeated: Dennis managed to defeat Vasily ''only'' because [[spoiler:[[NoodleIncident Donald was injured in attempt to race him]].
FaceHeelTurn: [[SPOILER:Donald, TheMole EvilMastermind who manipulated Dennis all along.]]
HeroWithBadPublicity: [[spoiler:Exploited. Not many people like Donald, which is the main cause of his FaceHeelTurn.]]
TheGambler: Hamada.
TheStinger: After Dennis defeated Donald in the final race followed by the credits, [[spoiler:Donald tells Hail to steal back his car off-screen]].
WeUsedToBeFriends: Dennis and Resse. Dennis and Donald.
WhatTheHellHero: Some opponents are jealous of Dennis' victory.
27th Oct '15 9:47:19 PM RisefromYourGrave
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A DrivingGame series, '''''Test Drive''''' has seen races across the globe, in almost anything with wheels. ''[[WideOpenSandbox Unlimited]]'' set players loose on the island of Oahu, ''Unlimited 2'' adds the Spanish island of Ibiza. ''Ferrari Racing Legends'' on the other hand is a track based racer with collections of classic layouts of famous racing tracks and only features, as the name suggests, Ferraris. It's a [[VideoGameLongRunners Long Runner]], as the series has been around since 1987, beginning under Creator/{{Accolade}} and continuing under Infogrames and Creator/{{Atari}}.

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A DrivingGame series, '''''Test Drive''''' has seen races across the globe, in almost anything with wheels. ''[[WideOpenSandbox Unlimited]]'' set players loose on the island of Oahu, [[UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}} O'ahu]], ''Unlimited 2'' adds the Spanish island of Ibiza. ''Ferrari Racing Legends'' on the other hand is a track based racer with collections of classic layouts of famous racing tracks and only features, as the name suggests, Ferraris. It's a [[VideoGameLongRunners Long Runner]], as the series has been around since 1987, beginning under Creator/{{Accolade}} and continuing under Infogrames and Creator/{{Atari}}.
26th May '15 12:14:15 PM sonikkuruzu
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* Fiction500: You'll slowly become this.

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* Fiction500: FictionFiveHundred: You'll slowly become this.
1st May '15 5:19:51 PM MidnightMan
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* CopyProtection: The game used a wheel with car keys on it for answering a question.
* CriticalExistenceFailure: contact with vehicles, cars, or anything else instantly causes the car to crash - as does redlining the engine.
* DiegeticInterface: The game does not use an HUD, instead using the cockpits and dashboards of the car(s). Naturally, some InterfaceScrew can occur with the windshield.
* DoNotPassGo[=/=]NonstandardGameOver: If you attempted to outrun the police, they'd somehow get ahead of you and block the road with their car to force you to stop. If you decided to fight the power and ram the police car with your own, it was an instant game over. [[AllThereInTheManual The manual even explains that this lands you in jail]] and means "Game Over."
* EnemyDetectingRadar, used by cops to catch speeders. You can detect its use, but it can also mean there's an incoming truck.
* LevelGoal: Checkpoints.
* TimedMission: Timer is not displayed, and going to slow causes a loss at the next checkpoint.
* WraparoundBackground: The setting is a cliffside, but aside from turns, it's rather monotonous. It's similar to making the background go in a loop for a side-scrolling 2D game.

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* CoolCar: ''Test Drive'' features the coolest sports cars of its time[[note]]Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche 930 Turbo, Ferrari Testarossa, Lamborghini Countach[[/note]] [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and the Lotus Esprit Turbo]].
* CopyProtection: The game used a wheel with car keys on it for answering a question.
question.
* CriticalExistenceFailure: contact with vehicles, cars, or anything else instantly causes the car to crash - as does redlining the engine.
engine.
** Also, you actually have to stop at the gas stations at the end of each track, lest you run out of gas and lose a life. So there's no flying past the finish line like in all other racing games.
* DiegeticInterface: The game does not use an HUD, instead using the cockpits and dashboards of the car(s). Naturally, some InterfaceScrew can occur with the windshield.
* DoNotPassGo[=/=]NonstandardGameOver: If you attempted to outrun the police, they'd somehow get ahead of you and block the road with their car to force you to stop. If you decided to fight the power and ram the police car with your own, it was an instant game over. [[AllThereInTheManual The manual even explains that this lands you in jail]] and means "Game Over."
* EnemyDetectingRadar, used by cops to catch speeders. You can detect its use, but it can also mean there's an incoming truck.
* LevelGoal: Checkpoints.
Checkpoints.
* SpritePolygonMix: The track is made of vector graphics without textures, everything else from the interior of the player's car to all other cars on the road (non-scaling sprites at various fixed scales drawn from ahead and behind) to the non-race screens are pixel graphics.
* TimedMission: Timer is not displayed, and going to slow causes a loss at the next checkpoint.
checkpoint.
** In fact, the clock is the only opponent you have in the first game. Actual races weren't possible before ''Test Drive 2: The Duel''.
* WraparoundBackground: The setting is a cliffside, but aside from turns, it's rather monotonous. It's similar to making the background go in a loop for a side-scrolling 2D game.
24th Apr '15 7:00:44 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* AllJustADream: Part of the intro to the second game starts out as your birthday, Tess has gotten you a Ferrari California as a gift. During your drive of it, you hear her voice telling you to wake up and... turns out you're ''her chauffeur'' who had fallen asleep in ''her'' California. That being the last straw as she was about to fire you but not before atleast giving you the chance to join the Solar Crown racing series.

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* AllJustADream: Part of the intro to the second game starts out as your birthday, Tess has gotten you a Ferrari California as a gift. During your drive of it, you hear her voice telling you to wake up and... turns out you're ''her chauffeur'' who had fallen asleep in ''her'' California. That being the last straw as she was about to fire you you, but not before atleast at least giving you the chance to join the Solar Crown racing series.
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