Ahead of its time racer with great graphics
TD4 is a driving arcade with a good enough dose of realism brought by the physics modeling of each car, particularly in the way they steer. It's similar in feel to the later games in the NFS series. Another great addition of the game is the large amount of real vehicles you can drive including top speed factory sports cars from the era: Dodge Viper, Jaguar XJ220,, Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette models and a many other speedsters. You can jump into a quick single race mode or compete in a championship or a challenge mode, similar to NFSs Porsche Factory driver mode. Another mode soon to be taken on by the NFS series is the drag race mode, which was quite original for the time and which will test your manual gear shift timing. Races are fast, you always feel that you're driving the cars to the brink of their stability. Understeering is particularly well simulated and, coupled with a good engine sound simulation, the package feels and truly is ahead of its time. Today the game is highly playable as well, and the graphics won't feel half bad, though of course they have their fair share of jaggedness and muck.