Monday , August 21 2017

Asphalt 8: Airborne from Gameloft spins onto Google Play

Asphalt 8
After being announced for release on August 8th at the Breakfast with Sundar event, where it was shown off as an example of how good the Nexus 7 (2013) and OpenGL 3.0 ES could look Asphalt 8: Airborne from Gameloft has finally arrived in Google Play.

Asphalt 8 offers you the opportunity to drive 47 high-performance cars from manufacturers such as Lamborghini, Bugatti, Ferrari, Pagani and more, in exotic locations such as Venice, French Guiana, Iceland and the Nevada Desert.

As expected with the name Asphalt 8: Airborne there is definitely a stunt component to the game, with the description advising you can send your car spinning through barrel rolls and 360º jumps while performing stunts.

At a bargain basement price of just $0.99 the popular driving looks great. Although it appears that even though you pay for it upfront, there are in-app purchases also available in the game according to the description that states – ‘This app allows you to purchase virtual items within the app’.

Announced for iOS this morning, it has finally arrived in Google Play. Gameloft has done well so far this year launching game titles on the same day across both platforms but it would be a much better proposition to simply submit their games to the App Store and Google Play at the same time and just launch whichever is approved/loaded first.

It’s a pretty big download – 1.53GB and it’s been going for a while on my Optus connection but cannot wait to play it, from the trailer it looks brilliant. Hopefully I’ll be able to bring you a full review soon.

 
Source: Gameloft, and Google Play.

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6 Comments on "Asphalt 8: Airborne from Gameloft spins onto Google Play"

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HeDanny
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HeDanny

looking forward to your review. Timing is almost perfect. I finally got around to flashing my SGS last night to the unbranded ROM, and forgot to back up my ashphalt 5 (and Dead Space) that I got free from Samsung. It was the game I played most on the device. Kicking myself for not backing up first. If this one is fine I’ll just buy it instead. Until then, Carmageddon FTW.

Montalbert
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Montalbert

this game is great and for a starting price of only $1 its a bargain! i recommend you give it a try. If you liked 5, you’ll love this.

Montalbert
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Montalbert

this game is great and for a starting price of only $1 its a bargain! i recommend you give it a try. If you liked 5, you’ll love this.

Montalbert
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Montalbert

Haven’t been able to test it yet but it had better no bloody require in app purchases to play it at a decent level! So sick of the whole freemium business model. Sucking people into spending more and more money

Montalbert
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Montalbert

after testing this- great game. haven’t had to buy anything yet. similar in app purchasing to Asphalt 7…

Montalbert
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Montalbert

after testing this- great game. haven’t had to buy anything yet. similar in app purchasing to Asphalt 7…

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