The Asphalt game is well known for gamers, having debuted in 2004 on the Nintendo DS. And because of the game’s popularity, it was easy for the developers to release sequels to the game. The company released different sequels across different game platforms. But their main focus was on mobile games.
The beauty of the Asphalt series is that the developers make improvements to the game. They make sure that the Asphalt sequels are much better than the previous versions. And this is very evident, as the Asphalt sequels are better than the previous versions. The Asphalt 9: Legends game is no exception to this.
An article from GSMArena mentioned that one of the improvements that the company concentrated on was the graphics. With smartphone devices having more powerful specifications, the developers took advantage of that and further improved the game’s visuals. But visuals are just one of the improvements the game underwent. This article will discuss things that make this game unique compared to others.
What Makes Asphalt 9: Legends Unique
Gameloft made sure to provide an Asphalt game that would exceed its predecessors. And they certainly did that with Asphalt 9: Legends. It currently has a 4.5-star rating on the Google Play Store and 4.7-rating on the Apple App Store. This shows that many people had a high regard for the game.
But what makes Asphalt 9: Legends such a good game? What makes it stand above the other Asphalt versions? The game’s exceptional graphic is already mentioned, but there are more that makes it good. This is what will be discussed in this section.
As mentioned above, the Asphalt 9: Legends has very good and detailed graphics. An article from BlueMoonGame.com mentions that the game might be the best-looking racing mobile game right now. The details of the cars in this game are really good, like looking at a picture of a real car instead of just a game. Aside from detailed vehicles, the game’s weather, racetracks, and background are also good. You will feel like you are playing a high class and premium game.
But what really makes the improved visuals stand out is how it also enhanced the game atmosphere. Motion blur is one of the features that Asphalt 9 offers, which provides added dramatic effect. This enhances the racing experience, giving players a sense of speed whenever they are racing in the game. The collision in the game is also detailed and they even added a slow-motion effect. This allows you to see clearly what happens to your vehicle as it tumbles after a high-speed collision.
Simple Control Schemes
Another unique thing about Asphalt 9: Legends is the simple control schemes that they have, where braking and accelerating are automatically done. As for steering, there 3 ways to do it. The first is by tapping the device to turn left or right and the second scheme is tilting the device like a steering wheel. The third scheme is called TouchDrive where the game automatically steers the vehicle.
If you choose the TouchDrive control, the game will basically do all the racing for you. You just need to press the drift so the vehicle drifts while turning and activate the nitro. You also get to choose which direction the vehicle will go to if it approaches a fork or if there is a jump platform. This scheme is like playing the game on autopilot.
It is not surprising that this feature was not well received by everyone. Hardcore gamers, especially those who like challenges and the grind needed in gaming didn’t like the game’s simple control schemes. They would prefer manual controls where they can also accelerate or brake whenever they want to. The simple controls made the game easier to play for everyone, but it also took out the challenge and excitement for hardcore gamers.
Great Cars & Tracks to Use
Gameloft also made sure that there are many great vehicles available on this game and they would even start your racing journey with a good Lancer Evo. Asphalt 9: Legends also has many great tracks to race on. All tracks are visually good and each offers multiple routes for players to take. There are even shortcuts that are worth exploring.
These shortcuts can cut down your racing time, allowing you to complete a track faster. Acquiring cars, though, is a bit of a challenge since you will need a certain number of blueprints before you can use a car. For example, the Lancer Evo you start with requires 6 blueprints. Since it is free, you are automatically given 6 blueprints after completing the tutorial. So to acquire cars, you will need to complete their blueprint. This can be challenging, especially if you prefer to grind it out instead of buying the blueprints.
Low Tech Requirements & No Pop-Up Ads
Despite the game’s good graphics, it doesn’t require top-of-the-line smartphone devices to play properly. Most devices that are released in 2018 and newer won’t have problems playing this game. An article from BlueMoonGame played Asphalt 9: Legends on Huawei Y7 Prime, a mid-class phone, and didn’t experience performance issues in the game. So don’t worry if you don’t have the flagship models since the game doesn’t require heavy specs to play properly.
But of course, if you’re looking for something that brings more oompf to the gameplay, then a device geared towards performance specs will pack more of a punch. You can always check out a tech blog or lifestyle website for reviews on the latest devices.
You also won’t have to worry about pop-up ads on this game. There are still ads, but they will only appear voluntarily. You can view them if you want to replenish fuel to allow you to continue participating in races. This means you won’t have to worry about ads suddenly appearing while you are playing.
Asphalt 9: Legends Conclusion
Asphalt 9: Legends is indeed a great upgrade from Asphalt 8. It contains many great features that greatly improved the previous version of the game. Of course, not all of these new features are well-received, like the simple control scheme, which is a big issue for hardcore gamers. Nevertheless, it is clear why this game stands out the most when compared to previous versions of Asphalt. There are many improvements and great features that make it enjoyable to play with.