Asphalt 9 Legends iOS and Android review.
Atmosphere is created by a combination of sensations. For an arcade game, they may revolve around loud engine noises, screeching tires, the thrill of speed, and the feeling that you are on the very brink of losing control at almost every turn.
Asphalt 9 Legends for understands that.
And it understands it better than we can explain in a single tiny paragraph.
In fact, Asphalt 9 Legends understands it so well that its confident enough to strip almost all the showy, unnecessary parts, and in turn become a blistering assault on your senses that is super easy to deal with.
And that is the point.
Asphalt 9 Legends
This game is a lightning injection of all the chaos that makes the very best arcade games so much fun to play.
After a brief fling with one of the supercars you are trying to unlock, you are dropped into the lower leagues of the street racing world.
You get a car, a bit of money, and need to work your way up to the of the ‘driving really fast tree’.
The default controls are simplicity itself.
Steering and acceleration are taken out of your hands, leaving you to concentrate on the important things like drifting, pulling off insane jumps, and of course your NITROS!
Now, if you are understandably worried that might narrow the scope of Asphalt 9 Legends, let us put your mind at ease.
There are still multiple branching paths on each track which you get to with a swipe when using the default controls.
And importantly, you can turn the assistance off. Taking full control of the steering yourself if you prefer.
There are pros and cons to each of the control systems, but whichever you choose you are going to have a breathless time as you plough through skyscrapers, dodge enormous waves, and try and hit those jump sweet spots just right.
It is partially the surroundings that make Asphalt 9 Legends such an enjoyable experience.
They combine to create an amazing whirlpool of insanity. Around which you will be messing around with ridiculously expensive cars.
There are crashes, there is rubbish to drive through, and sometimes you even get hit by a train!
Asphalt 9 Legends free-to-play is sold as well. Each of your cars will have its own gas tank. When it is empty you need to use the other car.
Wait for it to refill or buy some more gas.
In the time that we spent playing, we have not hit anything close to a ‘hard pay-wall’.
Asphalt 9 Legends knows what it is, and it isn’t afraid to stand on the roof of its supercars, barking it out to anyone who listens.
It is a brilliantly balanced game of skid and fly that makes you feel like a stunt driver from the get-go.
The learning curve might be relegated to an option, but there is still a challenge here. And the simple fact is, that being able to jump in car and flip it off a giant ramp feels absolutely bloody amazing.
Atmosphere is everything, and Asphalt 9 Legends is a neon slashed glittering howl of engine revving madness. There may well be a new arcade racing king in town.
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