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Launched in August of this year, the latest Asphalt 8 apk game went airborne to the top of most “best of” lists. Almost everyone who played the game loved it. Quite a few reviewers even gave it a perfect score, although of course that assessment was hardly unanimous. Nonetheless, the achievements of Asphalt 8: Airborne were by and large well received.

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What’s Great About the Asphalt 8: Airborne?

First off, this is an arcade game and not a simulator, so some of the rules of physics don’t always apply. But the suspension of the laws of physics actually helps in making the Asphalt 8 apk a lot of fun. The controls are easy to figure out (after a while), and if you have problems with the steering responsiveness you can always make some adjustments in the settings.

You have a total of 48 cars to play with, although you have to unlock the better ones (like the Bugatti Veyron) as you earn money. That’s not really a problem at first, since the cars available at the start are pretty cool too. There are only 9 race tracks, but for variety some races involve many different routes. There are also many different types of races so you don’t get bored doing the same thing over and over.

Since the Asphalt 8 apk game is called Airborne, you can do some air stunts that reward you with nitro boosts. Since going through the air isn’t as fast as sticking the wheels on the asphalt, you have to figure out when you can do these stunts properly.

Potentially the game can give you endless hours of fun, since you can play eight seasons with increasing speed classes. That gives you 180 races all in all, and there’s an online option as well.

So What’s Wrong With the Asphalt 8 : Airborne?

We did say almost everyone liked it, right? Well, there are a few people who didn’t hesitate to point out the greatest flaw of the game: it constantly reminds you to spend money so you can win more easily.

While the Asphalt 8 apk game itself is cheap, when you play it you will discover rather quickly that buying upgrades through normal gameplay is very difficult. And don’t think that you can win just by skill alone. No matter how good you are, eventually you’ll lose to better cars, and you have to upgrade to give yourself a sporting chance.

To get these upgrades and win so you can unlock the best cars, you may need to take advantage of the in-app purchasing option. However, these upgrades can be really expensive, and what’s more they’re often good for just a few or even a single event.

Everyone does say that the Asphalt 8 apk is fun, especially when you first play it. Getting started may be a tad confusing for noobs, but when you figure it out then you are guaranteed hours of fun. That is, until you keep on losing because you won’t spend real money on upgrades!