Asphalt Xtreme

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Asphalt Xtreme
Asphalt Xtreme 1.7 icon.png
Asphalt Xtreme app icon for
Android and iOS versions
Developer(s)Gameloft Madrid
Gameloft Barcelona[a]
Publisher(s)Gameloft
SeriesAsphalt
Platform(s)
ReleaseOctober 27, 2016
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, online multiplayer

Asphalt Xtreme, also known as Asphalt Xtreme: Rally Racing is a racing video game, published and developed by Gameloft. It was the second spinoff, and the first off-road racing iteration, in the Asphalt series. It was released on 27 October 2016.

Development[edit]

The game is rumored to have the same physics engine as Asphalt 8: Airborne and Asphalt Nitro. Asphalt Xtreme is an off-road racing game in the Asphalt series. In the Asphalt 8 update, in Rio, appears a billboard with a poster of Asphalt Xtreme.[1][2]

Development lasted from August 2015 to September 2017. development has been terminated after 60 people layoffs and following Madrid studio shutdown.

Gameplay[edit]

The video game features a lineup of rally cars, monster trucks and a vast amount of snowy tracks and dirt. The visual interface, angular camera view and vehicular design of the game have a strong visual resemblance to the MotorStorm video game series.

While the controls are the same as the previous Asphalt games, the nitro mechanics are different. Normally, there are three nitro "Segments", and using Extra nitro booster, the number of segments are increased to four. Perfect nitro was renamed to long nitro. Triple nitro activates all three or four bars at the same time for added speed. When the race starts, the vehicles are given 2 nitro segments. Different types of vehicles acquire boost at different rates based on certain play styles, e.g. Buggies gain large amounts of nitro from performing airborne stunts, while SUVs perform drifts to maintain their boost.

The vehicle gameplay mechanics also have an effect on the game. Lighter vehicles like buggies and rally cars are in general aerodynamic and will pull off aerial stunts easily, while heavier vehicles like trucks and SUVs struggle to perform the same task and will also gain less boost as a result.

Infected mode has been carried over from Asphalt 8, albeit with several changes. Compared to Asphalt 8, there are more ways to get infected in Asphalt Xtreme, but infected players start out with less infected time. Players are now able to extend their infected time by performing aerial stunts and drifting. Also, when the infected timer runs out, players do not wreck as with Asphalt 8, but rather lose their Infected state and gain a full tank of Nitro.

Cars and Locations[edit]

Cars[edit]

There were thirty-five licensed cars initially available in Asphalt Xtreme, as well as thirty-one more cars added through updates. The cars were divided into five classes and seven categories, and their performance was determined by the Rank rating feature, carried over from Asphalt 8. These cars included:

Make Car Category Class Make Car Category Class
Ford Focus RS Rally Car Class D Predator X-18 Intimidator Buggy Class D
Land Rover Defender SUV Class D Unimog U 4023 Truck Class D
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Monster Monster Truck Class D Rage Comet R Buggy Class C
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Pickup Class C Volkswagen Polo R Rally Car Class B
BMW X6 SUV Class B Chevrolet 3100 Pickup Monster Truck Class A
MAN TGX D38 Truck Class A Volkswagen BEETLE GRC Rally Car Class S
Bailey BLADE XT4 Muscle Car Class S Porsche 911 SC Rally Car Class S
Subaru WRX STI GRC Rally Car Class S Dodge Challenger SRT8 Muscle Car Class S

Locations[edit]

Asphalt Xtreme featured five different locations at release, as well as three more locations added through updates. Each location featured multiple layouts. The locations initially available were the Gobi Desert (referred to as Gobi), Phuket, the Nile (referred to as Nile Valley), Svalbard, and Detroit. The locations that were added through updates were the Alps, Coachella Valley, and Nepal.

Soundtrack[edit]

Asphalt Xtreme soundtrack features artists such as Rise Against, Eagles of Death Metal, Finger Eleven, Nothing But Thieves, The Dead Weather, Barns Courtney, Wavves, Cage the Elephant, Drenge, Battle Tapes, Ratatat, Monster Truck, DJ Tiësto, Swanky Tunes, and many more.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic76/100[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Additional work by Gameloft Vietnam, Alive Interactive Media, Inc, Pole Position Production, Soundwave Concepts Pty. Ltd. and The Audio Guys Limited

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asphalt Xtreme Trailer". www.asphaltxtreme.com. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  2. ^ "Asphalt Xtreme website". www.asphaltxtreme.com. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  3. ^ "Asphalt Xtreme for iPhone/iPad Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 4, 2018.

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