Asphalt Urban GT

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Asphalt Urban GT
Asphalt Urban GT.jpg
Developer(s) Gameloft
Publisher(s) Gameloft
Distributor(s) Gameloft
Series Asphalt
Platform(s) Mobile Phone, N-Gage, Nintendo DS
Release date(s) N-Gage
  • NA November 15, 2004
Nintendo DS
  • NA November 17, 2004
  • AUS February 24, 2005
  • EU March 11, 2005
Mobile
  • NA December 2, 2004
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Distribution MultiMediaCard
Nintendo DS Game Card

Asphalt Urban GT is a racing video game for the Nintendo DS and the Nokia N-Gage handheld video game consoles. It was developed by Gameloft and published by Ubisoft, and released on November 21, 2004, making it one of the DS launch titles. It has support for wireless multiplayer with up to four opponents, and takes advantage of the DS's support for 3D graphics (while showing unaccelerated N-Gage's power to match DS's graphics), showing the action from three camera angles. Replays are also available. The bottom screen of the DS is utilized to provide strategic tips and player information.

The game sports nine tracks modelled after real-world locations such as Paris and New York City. The game's 23 cars are licensed from real manufacturers such as Lamborghini, Hummer, Volkswagen, and others, and can be enhanced with over 30 addons.

Legacy[edit]

A sequel to the game was later released. Gameloft later developed further titles in the series, the majority of them were released for mobile devices, with Asphalt 4: Elite Racing being the first to be released for the iOS, and Asphalt 5 marking the first Asphalt series game to be developed and released for Android.

A direct conversion of Asphalt 6: Adrenaline entitled Asphalt 3D for the Nintendo 3DS was released to mixed reception. Similarly, Asphalt: Injection for the PlayStation Vita featured tracks from Adrenaline and was released in December 2011. Starting with Adrenaline, ports of the games for personal computers were also developed and released, although only Adrenaline saw an OS X version, with subsequent games in the series being released for Windows 8.

A free-to-play spinoff entitled Asphalt Overdrive was released for iOS and Android in September 2014.[1] Unlike prior titles in the series, the game is presented as an "endless runner" in the vein of Temple Run and Subway Surfers, and does not offer a traditional racing mode.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (N-Gage) 71.86%[2]
(Mobile) 67.33%[3]
(DS) 62.35%[4]
Metacritic (N-Gage) 76/100[5]
(DS) 60/100[6]
Review scores
Publication Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly 6/10[7]
Eurogamer 3/10[8]
GamePro 3/5 stars[9]
Game Revolution C−[10]
GameSpot (Mobile) 8.2/10[11]
7.5/10[12][13]
GameSpy 2/5 stars[14]
GameZone 7.9/10[15]
IGN (Mobile) 7.5/10[16]
(DS) 5.5/10[17]
Nintendo Power 3.5/5[18]
Nintendo World Report 8/10[19]

The game was met with positive to mixed reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 71.86% and 76 out of 100 for the N-Gage version;[2][5] 67.33% for the Mobile version;[3] and 62.35% and 60 out of 100 for the DS version.[4][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sinha, Robin (September 25, 2014). "Asphalt Overdrive Now Available to Download for Android and iOS". NDTV Gadgets. NDTV. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Asphalt: Urban GT for N-Gage". GameRankings. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Asphalt: Urban GT for Mobile". GameRankings. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Asphalt: Urban GT for DS". GameRankings. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Asphalt: Urban GT (ngage: 2004): Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Asphalt: Urban GT for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ EGM staff (February 2005). "Asphalt Urban GT (DS)". Electronic Gaming Monthly (188): 114. 
  8. ^ Bramwell, Tom (April 4, 2005). "Asphalt Urban GT (DS)". Eurogamer. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  9. ^ Four-Eyed Dragon (November 25, 2004). "Asphalt Urban GT Review for DS on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 12, 2005. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  10. ^ Dodson, Joe (December 13, 2004). "Asphalt Urban GT Review (DS)". Game Revolution. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  11. ^ Score, Avery (February 4, 2005). "Asphalt: Urban GT Review (Mobile)". GameSpot. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  12. ^ Davis, Ryan (November 16, 2004). "Asphalt: Urban GT Review (N-Gage)". GameSpot. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  13. ^ Davis, Ryan (November 19, 2004). "Asphalt: Urban GT Review (DS)". GameSpot. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  14. ^ Kosak, Dave (December 22, 2004). "GameSpy: Asphalt: Urban GT (DS)". GameSpy. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  15. ^ Bedigian, Louis (November 28, 2004). "Asphalt: Urban GT - NDS - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 10, 2009. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  16. ^ Buchanan, Levi (December 10, 2004). "Asphalt: Urban GT (Cell)". IGN. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  17. ^ Harris, Craig (November 19, 2004). "Asphalt: Urban GT (NDS)". IGN. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Asphalt Urban GT". Nintendo Power 189: 114. February 2005. 
  19. ^ Bloodworth, Daniel (December 9, 2004). "Asphalt: Urban GT". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 

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