Gameloft ruins Asphalt Overdrive by turning it into a free-to-play endless runner

Gameloft ruins Asphalt Overdrive by turning it into a free-to-play endless runner

Gameloft released another Asphalt game today but it has fans of the series fuming. The Asphalt games have traditionally been arcade style racers with tilt controls but Asphalt Overdrive ditches that for swipe controls. That’s because Asphalt Overdrive isn’t a racing game but an endless runner.

The game is a traditional three-lane endless runners with obstacles for you to dodge. Cars inexplicably jump and land without issue. You’ll also be able to perform stunts for more points.

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Since the game is free to play, expect to shell out cash if you don’t want to wait for things to get done. There’s “bars of gold” and in-game cash as premium currencies, which is something Gameloft has added to many of their games. The in-game money can be used to fill your “energy meter” or to buy upgrades for your car.

Not all is bad. The game looks great and takes on a 1980s Miami Vice look. There’s a mix of modern cars and classic ’80s super cars like the Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari 348.

The game is currently only available for Android in the Play Store but other platforms are coming soon. We’ll update the links as soon as they’re available.

Download Asphalt Overdrive: Android | iOS (coming soon) | Windows Phone (coming soon) | Windows 8 (coming soon)

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