...when you didn't have a VGA monitor???
It was near impossible!!!
You had the top-down view and all the cars art little block that looks the same and if you had a CGA monitor like me, they where all the same colour as well or invisible all together (depending on what setting you had it on), and it was even worse if you had a monochrome screen.
The only way you knew she was close by was if she was in the same screen as you the music changed
How it was supposed to look