Asphalt 8 Airborne

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Asphalt 8 Airborne
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Gameloft's magnum opus until now.
Genre: Racing
Platforms: Android
iOS
Microsoft Windows
Release Date: August 22, 2013
Developer: Gameloft
Publisher: Gameloft
Franchise: Asphalt
Previous Game: Asphalt 7: Heat
Next Game: Asphalt Xtreme


Asphalt 8 Airborne is a 2013 racing video game, developed and published by Gameloft as part of the Asphalt series. It was released on August 22, 2013 for iOS and Android, November 13 for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, January 15, 2014 for BlackBerry 10. and April 5, 2015 for Tizen.

Why It Used To Rock

  1. Lots of licensed cars to choose from, many are exotic models that are not seen on any other game (like the W Motors Fenyr SuperSport, the Falcon F7 and the Mercedes-Benz Biome Concept). They even brought back the motorcycles since Urban GT2 and 6: Adrenaline in the August 2017 update. Including Hot-Wheels cars in the latest updates.
  2. Creative race tracks with lots of variety. You can race on the neon lit streets of Tokyo, on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, even on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier!
  3. The controls are simple and easy to pick up, you can pull of some truly impressive drifts or stunts at the press of a button. But it still require some skill to become truly good at the game.
  4. Also an online multiplayer game.
  5. Great soundtrack.
    • There are several songs on the soundtrack that are actually good.
    • Also, some more songs were added in the Great Wall Update
  6. Lots of updates which introduces several new exotic cars/bikes.
  7. Tons of replay value.
  8. Because of it's replay value it gets lots of support and updates.
  9. Lots of driving challenges which puts your skills to the test.
  10. Impressive top-notch graphics - which is unusual for a mobile game (easily one of the best on the mobile platform).
  11. Play on a high-end platform and you can enjoy some truly awesome special effects.
  12. Although it has micro transactions, the feature becomes pretty fair for players as they are given a choice for low amount of Tokens, or high amount of Tokens. Tokens are a new currency to buy cars, which makes it super fair to buy cars instead of cash.
  13. No annoying cops to harass you in the middle of a race.
  14. You can even play it on your computer (if you have Windows 8 or later) and the framerate is quite good.
  15. Good for those who enjoy the Burnout series.
  16. The physics engine of the game can produce some very hilarious gameplay moments.
  17. The BMW M2 (F87) "Special Edition"'s Fall Out Boy World Tour event, a few Fall Out Boy songs were added to the game only for that event.
  18. It was the first mobile racing game with over 200 vehicles, and the list of vehicles in the game is still large.
  19. For a mobile racing game, the graphics are decent.
  20. Asphalt Moments series are now held to allow players to play events they could not play or complete in the past.
    • Of course, there are some events that are relaunched independently of Asphalt Moments (e.g. Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV EDD) as well, and fortunately, unlike Asphalt Moments, these events do not require the VIP System to participate.
      • However, some events that were relaunched independently were changed to become more of a money vacuum (eg. Apollo Intensa Emozione R&D lost it’s free upgrades, Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 R&D now forces a MAX PRO rank to win unless you spend Tokens to skip the races).
  21. This game features a lot of obscure exotic cars like the W Motors Lykan HyperSport, Apollo Intensa Emozione, Arash AF10, etc., some of which ultimately made their way to console games and others of which already had appeared in earlier (i.e. pre-2011) console games.
  22. As of the end of 2017, it is now possible to view Pro Box drop rates so you know what you are likely to get based on the rarity percentages shown.
  23. Some of the non-generic decal designs in this game are actually well-made and worthy of being replicated in other games.
  24. The Career Mode seasons actually invoke the titles of past Asphalt games, which can satisfy longtime veterans of the series.
  25. Despite its problems, the game actually still had some value of fun before Vivendi's hostile takeover of Gameloft in 2016.
  26. Despite the removal of the ability to farm Credits through Car Mastery, farming Credits was still possible through Season 9 or McLaren Legends Season until the earnings were nerfed, even with the earlier-released cars for the former season.
    • However, the March 2020 update heavily nerfed the earnings for Season 9, while the May 2020 Update, nerfed the McLaren Legends season's payout.
  27. In the December 2018 Holiday Update, Gameloft actually made it possible to obtain the five achievements related to obtaining cars from each class by changing them to own 15 from each class instead of owning the "original" cars, including the two RUFs (Rt 12 S in Class A, CTR 3 in Class S) and the Scion FR-S.

Reception

The game has received critical acclaim from critics.

Touch arcade gave this game 5 stars.[1]

Pocket Gamer also gave this a 9 out of 10 as well.[2]

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Anonymous user #1

11 months ago
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What about the older games, like Asphalt 6 or 7

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