Mobile game players know that there's one racing game that's top quality - Asphalt 8: Airborne. All of the luxury rides you see being driven in real life can be taken for a ride in this title. The biggest difference between real life driving and mobile driving is the fact that you can perform amazing tricks with these expensive vehicles.
We know the stages and multiplayer aspects of this mobile racer can get a tad bit overwhelming at times, so we're going to offer you some advice on how to conquer the road.
Here are the top 10 tips/tricks/cheats that you'll need to race flawlessly in Asphalt 8: Airborne.
1. Try to Earn Every Star on Every Stage
The unlockable stars that are seen on every stage are used when it comes to copping new races and seasons. Stars are also good when it comes to purchasing in-game items. Every time you earn a new star, this helps unlock a one-time money bonus that can be obtained at the end of every race. Try and aim for that one-time bonus for more money by completing every race.
2. If You're Going to Buy Anything, Buy Those Car Packs
You might not want to spend some real world currency on this game but if you do, go ahead and purchase those car packs. Car Packs include vehicles that pertain to every car class. Try and buy any of these car packs from the onset of your time with the game. It's better to buy a car pack with car classes you don't have than to purchase car packs late in the game with cars you already have.
3. Explore Every Map to the Fullest
TouchArcade.com offered players some tips on the best thing to do every stage:
This is probably one of the most important tips for playing Asphalt 8. Each map has LOADS of alternate routes, shortcuts and hidden passages. Some of them are shorter, longer, and the navigation difficulty varies. In order to ensure victory, you must master these routes and find the one that best fits your driving style while still ensuring you get an edge on the competition. The best way to do that is to simply play each one again and again while taking mental notes of where paths split and where the computer likes to go.
4. Become Masterful at Drifting
TouchArcade.com also listed a few details regarding drifting:
One of the best ways to earn a steady supply of nitro is to drift during curves. Drifting is as easy as tapping the break button, which starts the drift (a quick tap will end drift mode). While drifting, you can not only preserve speed during a curve, but you also earn nitro, which, as we mention above, is quite important.
5. Keep You Car Safe by Memorizing the Tracks
If you're looking to keep your rides intact, it's best to memorize the track layouts for those more hazardous situations. Keep your eyes on the stages and you'll come to recognize all the tracks and turns that could damage your ride.
6. What Two Upgrades Should You Purchase First?
The upgrades you'll need to buy first are the Handling and Top Speed features. The Handling upgrade makes it a lot easier to control your vehicle, which should also make it easier for you to weave into 1st place. The Top Speed upgrade helps push your car's top speed to new levels. Then go ahead and go for the nitro and acceleration upgrades.
7. Save That Nitro for the Last Parts of Every Track
It definitely sucks when you're in the lead near the end of track when all of a sudden, you get passed by dozens of cars. The best way to combat this is by pushing your nitro to the limit. That way, you'll keep that leader position.
8. Keep A Look on Your Opponent's Score
Modojo.com posted up some tips that you should clue you into how dangerous a racer is:
The higher a score an opponent has, the more likely they are to be aggressive during a race. This means ramming into you to gain the lead, and in some situations, wrecking your vehicle. Gameloft balanced the takedown feature in this mode, so you aren't automatically destroyed when touched by a boosting vehicle. However, you can still wreck by going into the wall or traveling too far off the track. Play aggressive, and don't be afraid to get a little dirty.
9. Go Airborne As Much As You Can
TouchTapPlay.com noted that pulling off airborne tricks helps more than you think:
This game doesn't have "Airborne" in its title for no reason! Therefore, make sure that you do the barrel rolls and get all the air time that you can. As a tip to increase that, use the nitro right before getting on a platform for that extra speed boost.
10. Try to Pick Up Those In-Game Bonuses
You get small bonuses for performing a few tasks during a race. Make sure you check out the list below so you know what to do on the track so you pick up these bonuses:
- Take out other cars
- Narrowly avoid colliding with other cars
- Knock out road blocks and cones
These bonuses go towards more in-game currency, so make sure you perform these tasks as much as possible.
If you have any extra tips and cheats you'd like to contribute to fellow Asphalt 8: Airborne players, throw them in the comments section!