Gameloft’s Asphalt racing series has been one of the franchises that have constantly pushed the envelope of mobile graphics. With great models, rich textures, and eye-catching effects, the graphics of Asphalt 8: Airborne are not quite console-quality yet, but it’s safe to say we’re slowly getting there.
After a delay of a few weeks (the launch was initially scheduled for August 8), Asphalt 8: Airborne can now be downloaded from the Play Store for the reasonable price of 99 cents.
Under the appropriate “Leave gravity in the dust” tagline, the game showcases 47 cars, of which 80 percent are reportedly new, including licensed models from makers such as Lamborghini, Bugatti, or Ferrari. The developers have supposedly recorded the sounds of genuine car engines to deliver the most immersive and authentic driving experience. Players will get to push said cars to their limits on a variety of tracks, in the over 180 events of the career mode.
Of course, the signature feature of this new arcade title is the liberal interpretation of the laws of physics – a variety of ramps let players get airborne, perform barrel rolls, and even somersaults with their cars. Because, why the heck not?
The game, which was first introduced during the keynote of Google I/O 2013, features excellent integration with the newly launched Play Games Services. There are some in-app purchases to contend with, but if those don’t put you off, Asphalt 8: Airborne looks like a must play.
Get Asphalt 8: Airborne from the Play Store.
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Looks attractive. I’m going to uninstall Asphalt 6 to install this one, I’ve never really played it cause Need For Speed Most Wanted made it look so stupid easily. It even makes Asphalt 7 look like a Super Mario Cart copy. :/ And I liked it a lot before trying NFS MW :D
Let’s see what is like playing this new release. n.n
I never like any NFS MW 2012 because it basically Burnout Paradise 2.
The original NFS MW 2005 is a LOT better, with SpeedBreaker (aka Bullet Time). It’s a unique feature, not all racing game have bullet time when cornering..
I remember when I first played Asphalt Urban GT on my Nintendo, I still believe the original was the best one out there.
Asphalt Urban GT 1&2 on NDS still rock even for now. I just played it on my phone recently.
99 cents is a good deal for this. I installed it an hour ago and love it so far. Runs great even on my Galaxy Nexus. The graphics aren’t at the max, but they still look great.
From what I can tell you don’t HAVE to do the IAPs to progress in the game. Looking forward to trying the multiplayer.
Hey s*** it was 99 cents!
Sorry I couldn’t resist.
Does it have Moga controller support? If not, then I won’t be buying it.
Got it because of this article. Merci Bogdan :)