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About Asphalt 8: Airborne

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Genre: Sports | Publisher: Gameloft | Platform: Mobile
Available on iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry, and developed and published by Gameloft, Asphalt 8: Airborne is one of the more recent games to take place in the Asphalt series. It is a realistic looking racing game that involves a number of race locales as well as a number of different racing to choice from. As a racing game, it gathers fans from nearly every age group.

Core Challenges

While most racing games aren’t too hard to play, many of them come with a slight learning curve to play. Asphalt 8: Airborne is no different, so here are three Asphalt 8: Airborne tips to help you get used to things:

The first thing that you need to decide is what control scheme you want to use. Asphalt 8: Airborne features four different control schemes. They range from automatic acceleration schemes such as the “tilt-to-steer,” “on-screen controls,” and “tap-to-steer” methods, to the manual acceleration method found in the “tilt and icons” method. There is also a traditional keyboard scheme for those that choose to play the game on a Windows 8 device. Choosing the right method for you is crucial to succeeding in the game.

Once you figure out a control scheme that works for you, it is important to actually learn how to drive. As the difficulty increases in the game, your opponents go from being new to racing to pros quickly. So learning to drive is a must. Doing this involves learning how to turn first. Once you can do that, you need to learn how to drift in Asphalt 8: Airborne so that you can handle turns easier. Lastly, you need to learn how to use the nitro you get from drifting so that you can use the ramps in the game to fly past your competition.

After you can drive comfortable, you need to avoid wrecks that involve you crashing. In Asphalt 8: Airborne you are able to make the other players crash and that is encouraged to help get you to first place in a race; however, crashing your own car is a big no-no as doing that wastes precious seconds and can move you from the front of the pack to trailing behind in a heartbeat.

What We Like About Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne is a high-quality game that allows you to race around the world in a number of ways. There is plenty to enjoy in this game, but here are three things that stand out the most:

The Visuals
This game has some high-quality visuals that allow players to enjoy the game regardless their skill level. With the beautiful graphics found throughout the game, it is easy to get sucked into the world of Asphalt 8: Airborne and want to stay there.

Gameplay Variety
While many racing games feature a system of racing against progressively better cars in the same race style over and over again, Asphalt 8: Airborne features a few different game modes to keep racers entertained. There are time trails, elimination, infected and gate drift modes to go along with the classic racing mode.

No racing game would be complete without cars, and Asphalt 8: Airborne features a ton of them. They range from the weak D-class cars all the way up to the powerful S-class ones. More than that, each and every one of the cars is beautifully designed so that they work well with the visuals of the game. Cars can also be improved so that they perform faster and stronger. 

Story and Gameplay

Asphalt 8: Airborne doesn’t contain much of a storyline; however, the game does feature a career mode, which has you racing through a number of different “seasons” against different styles of cars. Your goal is to keep improving your cars and abilities until you are capable of conquering the best in the racing world.

You proceed from season to season by participating in a number of different events and earning stars. The stars in Asphalt 8: Airborne represent how well you did in a race, as well as if you were able to meet certain requirements in the race. By improving your cars and increasing the number of different cars available in your garage, you are capable of doing more races and earning more stars on your way to the top.

Top User Questions (FAQ)

How Do I Get Five Stars On Every Asphalt 8: Airborne Level?
When it comes to the career mode, every race features five stars. Three of the stars are related to how well you did in the race. You earn all three for finishing first in a race with two stars awarded for second and one given for third. The last two stars require meeting certain objectives during the race such as a given amount of airtime or a certain type of jump. 

How Do I Earn Nitro in Asphalt 8: Airborne ?
Racing fast is essential if you plan on coming in first each and every race. In order to race your fastest, you need to have nitro. Nitro allows you to zoom across flat areas of the track and to fly through open areas. Nitro is earned fastest through jumps when you are “airborne”. It is also earned by performing tricks, drifting and collecting nitro canisters throughout the race; however, you earn it the quickest when you fly through the air off a ramp.

Having your car in the best shape possible is important. It allows you to use the car for a while and have it powerful enough to handle some of the stronger cars in the game. In order to improve your car’s performance, you are able to adjust its acceleration, handling, top speed and nitro. Upgrading all of these is necessary, but first you should focus on upgrading handling and top speed, as they will allow you to maneuver better and drive faster.

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