Looking back at all the reviews I’ve made, I realized I haven’t reviewed a proper racing game yet. Yes, I’ve reviewed Test Drive, but that’s actually racing against the clock, what I mean is proper sports racing. And I think it’s about time I review the first Formula 1 game I ever played on the PC: Grand Prix Circuit.
Sometimes gamers ask where does certain game mechanics and aesthetics began at. And a lot of them actually began as simple computer games that revolutionised the genre in such a way that they became immediate classics. It’s always fun to look back and see the origin of a certain mechanic or genre.
This week, we’re going to revisit one of the games that revolutionized the racing/driving simulation genre and introduced a lot of the mechanics commonly found nowadays in said genre. I’m talking about Test Drive.