One of the sweet rides you can race in Asphalt 8.

One of the sweet rides you can race in Asphalt 8.

Hey everyone! I’m gonna give you a quick review on a great new game: Asphalt 8. It’s only a dollar on the Play Store, and it’s well worth it. I downloaded it not long ago and can already tell you that the amount of fun that you’ll have is good for at least an hour of play. With stunning graphics, great cars, and a multiplayer feature, you’ll be hooked from the get-go.

Like any other game app out there, you’re going to have to put some time into this if you want the best kind of gear. Or, if you don’t have the time, you can always use some of your hard earned money to buy in-game coins to help boost your car’s handling, acceleration, top-speed, and nitro. Buying credit packs from the store ranges from $1.99-$99.99. There are also car packs, which give you different cars (shocker) to spice up your game if you’re tired of using the regular ones. Again, these range from $1.99-$99.99 in price. Each pack only comes with six options, so you’re limited to what you want to buy and for how much.

The game modes are great entertainment as well. These modes include: classic (regular race); infection (The person in last place has to infect the other cars within a time limit or they explode. However, they are cured from their infection. The infected have unlimited nitro.); gate drift (rack up points as you drift through the marked gates to earn stars.); and elimination (stay in the lead if you don’t want to be eliminated.). The way you unlock more events is by completing these events and earn stars. The most you can earn is five. The first three are given to you if you meet the requirements – i.e come in first place in a race. The other two stars are bonus objectives, which you have to complete in-race if you want to earn them. Another example: Do 2 barrel rolls.

Racing on Aspahlt 8

Racing on Aspahlt 8

Now to talk about the pros and cons of this game. First off, I like this game for its amazing graphics and car choices. The gameplay is smooth and well polished. Nothing you wouldn’t expect from a Gameloft game. You can customize your car color, which is about the extent of it. Nothing seems to glitch out or bug in the game, but I could be wrong.



Cons: Customization is limited, like I mentioned earlier. If you truly want to enjoy the game, you’re probably going to have to spend some money in the game if you want better cars or to upgrade your current one to max capacity, but you don’t necessarily have to unless you really want to. If you’re really patient, you can keep racing and earning coins that way. The steering – I use the 2013 model of the Nexus 7 – is a little bit hard to control and it feels a bit slow.

Other than those details, I enjoy it and play it for a good while. If you’re a racing fan, then this game is for you. I’d recommend it to anyone. Have you played it yet? Let me know in the comments!