Test Drive

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Test Drive

NTSC-U cover
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: T (Mild Lyrics)
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-50778 & SLUS-20213 & SLUS-20213GH
German: SLES-50778
French: SLES-50778
Spanish: SLES-50778
Italian: SLES-50778
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20213
SLUS-20213GH (Greatest Hits)
Release date: May 27, 2002
April 29, 2003 (Greatest Hits)
CRCs: D4A56F59
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-50778
Release date: July 5, 2002
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Pitbull Syndicate
Publisher(s): Atari
Genre: Racing
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic73/100
Game description: Raw power versus legendary performance in high-impact street racing mayhem. Test Drive is reborn with more racing action and thrills than anything before. Get behind the wheels of over 20 of the hottest exotic sports cars and all-American muscle cars. Rocket through crowded cities, opponents and the law on your tail, in a fast paced test of man and machine. Race against the AI or your friend in two-player mode. You can take the wheel but can you take the challenge?
The game features various modes including Quick Race, Single Race and Underground, the game's main and story mode. The story mode follows Dennis Black race all kind of races around the world, as a substitute for Donald Clarke which was injured on a card accident.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i5-3330
  • XFX Radeon HD 7970
1.3 [20-Sep-2014] GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), Game hangs in last loading screen of pong.
NTSC-U Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
  • Intel i5-3570 3.40~3.80GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
1.5.0 GSdx 1.1.0
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
BIOS: USA v02.00, game still hangs on the pong loading screen. TommyGun
NTSC-U Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Intel i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
v1.7.0 (dev-13) GSdx 1.2.0
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
BIOS: USA v02.30, game remains on the Pong loading screen and never continues past that point. Pong runs flawlessly, though. :^) TomBoss
NTSC-U/PAL Windows
  • Intel® Core™ i5-4430 CPU @ 3.00GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
V1.7.0-dev-469 GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • LilyPad
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), requires a patch to get past the most fun loading screen of all time that has been integrated for a while now. Bugs: cars appear to be black in hardware and software renderer.


  • Also known as Test Drive: Overdrive (EU), TD Overdrive (EU), TD Overdrive: The Brotherhood of Speed

Known Issues

The text is distorted.

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: In hardware mode, during a race or when there is a pause, the text is distorted.
  • Workaround: Use Software mode.

Fixed Issues

Game freezes on Pong screen

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Major
  • Description: After choosing a car and a track, the game freezes on the screen Pong.
  • Workaround: Fixed in recent 1.7 builds.

Black cars

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Cars appear to be black in hardware and software renderer
  • Workaround: Fixed in recent 1.7 builds.

Public compatibility forum links