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    Asphalt Xtreme: First Looks at Gameloft's New Racing Game

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    Carlos Laforet Coll
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    Asphalt xtreme it's at soft launch both in Android and not iOS. The game should arrive soon on Google Play and the App Store in Spain. Yes, we know that the APK was leaked on the internet. But as this is an unofficial release (the game is modified) we cannot post the link here on the site.

    A Gameloft bets on simplicity, and on what already works, to offer a game with great graphics and established gameplay. Check out our first impressions of Asphalt Xtreme.

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    – Nice graphics, but nothing revolutionary

    Asphalt Xtreme is a very beautiful game and lives up to other games in the Asphalt franchise. It's not a shameful spin-off like Asphalt Overdrive, but a complete game full of clues, challenges and content to explore.

    However, the game does not bring anything revolutionary. It's the same graphics engine as Asphalt 8, but with new cars, tracks and a stylish interface. The game runs super well on devices that only have OpenGL 2.0. Which shows that Gameloft is concerned about the game's compatibility. Those who have intermediate or basic smartphones, don't be afraid, Asphalt Xtreme will most likely run on your old cell phone or tablet.

    The charts have three levels: low, medium or better. The game interprets this as LDPI, MDPI and HDPI. The game identifies the chipset that has the highest hardware and throws the “extras” which are mud and dust shaders on your phone's screen. Those who have a more powerful smartphone can also check out other light effects.

    But the look really draws attention on basic and intermediate cell phones, as the scenarios are very well done and the water is identical to the “Best” setting. Those who have a basic cell phone will also be able to see effects of reflections in the paintwork of cars.

    Visually, Asphalt Xtreme pleases… a lot. But nothing to say that it is a revolution or evolution of the series, because Asphalt Xtreme looks like a “skin” of Asphalt 8, or as many people mentioned, a spin-off.

    – Gameplay

    Asphalt Xtreme's commands are identical to Asphalt 8's. You can control the car by tilting your phone or touching the screen. There aren't many mysteries when it comes to controls.

    But there is some good news in terms of mechanics. The first of these is Nitro's, which has changed. Divided into stages, Nitro can be used little by little, or all at once.

    Parts of the scenery slow your car down, and there are a multitude of ramps. It is still possible to hit your opponents, but this mechanic is not as easy as it was in Asphalt 8. As the game has many sharp turns, missing the target will make you hit a rock.

    – Vehicles

    Asphalt Xtreme has 7 different categories: Buggy, Rally Car, SUV, Muscle Car, Pickup, Truck and Monster Truck. There are 35 cars in total, and the player can even equip these cars with upgrades to improve their performance.

    The most bizarre and funniest class in the game is undoubtedly the Trucks, with the right to the trailer and garbage truck, you will laugh a lot when running with these heavy vehicles.

    The modeling of the cars and the choice of colors in the paintings were excellent. As for the game's physics, don't expect anything realistic, Asphalt Xtreme maintains that arcade style of Asphalt 8.

    – Modes

    Asphalt Xtreme has Career, Events and Multiplayer modes. But the game's Career mode is a show in itself. It is made up of 5 series of events that can be played in either Series or Mastery mode.

    The multiplayer mode is online for up to 8 players and can be unlocked once you reach 30 stars in Career mode.

    Asphalt Xtreme even has a pack system to unlock extra content like car parts or stickers to stick on them.

    The amount of clues, however, is a small disappointment. There are only 4 at the beginning of the game. As soon as I unlock the total, I'll post it here.


    So is it Offline or not? Unfortunately, Asphalt Xtreme is online only. But that could change after the game was released, as was the case with Asphalt 8.

    To conclude, some data about the game. Asphalt Xtreme has 1.2 GB of content in total. it's already all in spanish. Most likely, it will be released on Google Play and App Store in November, but today (28) the producer launched Attack Zombie, and should pay attention to this title for at least a week.

    Asphalt xtreme is expected on Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile.

    Game link on Google Play (Pre-registration)

    Game link on the App Store (Denmark)

    Is that you? Have you already downloaded the game from the “interwebs”? What do you think?

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