Asphalt 8 Airborne is a 2013 racing video game, developed by Gameloft Barcelona and published by Gameloft as part of the Asphalt series. Asphalt which on the other hand is a series of racing video games developed and published by Gameloft. The games in the series typically focus on fast-paced arcade racing set in various locales throughout the world. Also, tasking players to complete races while evading the local law enforcement in police pursuits.
Asphalt 8 Airborne, which was released on August 22, 2013, for iOS and Android, November 13 for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8, and January 15, 2014, for BlackBerry 10, then April 5, 2015, for Tizen.
This game provides high graphics display HD high-resolution graphics which covers your full display. It doesn’t drift too far from the previous series. You can still use Nitro to boost your speed, drift for miles, collect items that dot the road, and other cool stuff you usually do in previous installments. However, there is one big addition to Asphalt 8 Airborne; the addition of springboards scattered around the tracks. This addition enables you to take flight and perform spectacular stunts in the air. Not too much of a surprise considering the fact that it was named Airborne, courses also climb into the air in this series.
Asphalt 8 Airborne Vehicles And Gameplay
Initially, there were forty-seven licensed cars available but due to game updates, there are 208 cars and ten motorcycles in total as of February 2018. Unlike other previous versions, the cars are immediately available for purchase without the need to collect stars to unlock them.
The cars are divided into five classes, and their performance is now determined by the new Rank rating feature. However, the player starts with one car in the lowest class (Class D), the Dodge Dart GT (Starting Rank 505; Max Rank 778; Max Pro Rank 802).
Asphalt 8: Airborne features nine different locations at the release. While nine more locations added through updates. Each location features multiple tracks. These tracks are either new to the series or old tracks which have been reworked and redesigned to satisfy graphical needs. Initially, the locations available were Nevada, Iceland, Tokyo, French Guiana, London, Barcelona, Alps, Venice and Monaco (now Azure Coast) before later updates brought in locations like the Great Wall, Dubai, San Diego Harbor, Tenerife, Area 51, Rio de Janeiro, Patagonia, and the Munich Subway track.
Asphalt 8 Airborne Features
- Garage setting:- You can visit the garage settings and extend your car design. You can tilt your tries, engine, color and much more.
- Car crash:- You can easily crash other cars to take the lead in the game. You might be tasked to crash a certain number of cars to complete a course.
- Stages:- There are not just one or two divisions to play. When you finish a stage in the game, you move to next stage in that division. However, when you clear all the stages in one division, you can now move to the next division.
- Nitro:- You can use nitro to enhance your speed. This ability is quite interesting because it usually comes handy when you want to overtake an opponent or finish the game quicker.
Asphalt 8 Airborne System Requirements
- 800 MHz or higher CPU; 512 MB ram
- Tegra 2, SGX 540, Mali 400
- Adreno 205 or higher
- 30 MB of free space and 2.2+ Android O/S
Asphalt 8 Airborne Overview
- Genre(s):- Racing, Action
- Developer(s):- Gameloft Barcelona
- Publisher(s):- Gameloft
- Series:- Asphalt
- Platform(s):- OS, Android, Windows Phone 8, BlackBerry 10, Tizen, Windows, tvOS
- File Size:- 63 MB
- Release Date:- August 22, 2013(iOS & Android), November 13, 2013(Windows 8.1 & Windows Phone 8), January 15, 2014(BlackBerry 10), April, 2015(Tizen), October 30, 2015(tvOS)
- Modes:- Single-player, Online multiplayer