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Players Take The Road In Hummer, Land Rover Defender 90, Jeep Wrangler, and Chevrolet K-1500 Z71

San Jose, CA, July 29, 1996 - Accolade, a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software, today announced Test Drive: Off-Road, the next generation of road driving game for personal computers. Players take the road in four high performance off-road vehicles: the Hummer, Land Rover 90, Jeep Wrangler, and Chevrolet K-1500 Z71 while taking on the competition in vast off-road terrain.

"The 'Test Drive' brand has been one of the best known titles in the driving game market," said Jim Barnett, president and CEO of Accolade. "Now, we're bringing the name back with one of the first off-road driving game for the PC. A new 3D engine takes Test Drive: Off-Road into the next generation of driving games."

Test Drive: Off-Road's high-speed 3D engine gives drivers complete off-track freedom to explore and race through 12 race courses, including dirt, sand and snow. The game also offers accurate driving physics and incredible speed, giving the player the most realistic off-road driving experience possible.

In support of Accolade's on-line strategy, Test Drive: Off-Road will include mutli-player capabilities via split-screen, modem or network play. The game will support up to four players in single race, multiplayer tournaments or full-season modes.

Test Drive: Off-Road will be available in the fall for MS-DOS and Windows 95 compatible personal computers.

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Headquartered in San Jose, California, Accolade, Inc., publishes action, sports and strategy games for personal computers and next generation gaming systems, such as the Sony PlayStation game console and Sega Saturn. The company's products are distributed in North America by Warner/Elecktra/Atlantic Corporation, a unit of Warner Music Group. Leading titles from Accolade include Bubsy, HardBall, Jack Nicklaus, Deadlock and Star Control. Accolade games are available from major software specialty stores, computer super-stores or direct from Accolade by calling 800-245-7744.

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