Asphalt Xtreme 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.
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ReleaseOctober 27, 2016Genre(s)RacingMode(s)Single-player, online multiplayer
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.
Development lasted from October of 2016 to September of 2017. As of September 2018, development has been terminated except for new cars bi-monthly.
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 LocationsEdit
There were thirty-five licensed cars initially available in Asphalt Xtreme, as well as thirty-one more cars added through updates. The cars are divided into five classes and seven categories, and their performance is determined by the Rank rating feature, carried over from Asphalt 8. These cars include:
CompanyCarCategoryClassPredatorX-18 IntimidatorBuggyClass DLand RoverDefenderSUVClass DChevroletSilverado 2500HDPickupClass CVolkswagenPolo RRally CarClass BBMWX5SUVClass BChevrolet3100 PickupMonster TruckClass AMANTGX D38TruckClass APorsche911 SCRally CarClass SDodgeChallenger SRT8Muscle CarClass S
Asphalt Xtreme featured five different locations at the release, as well as seven more locations to be added through updates. Each location features multiple tracks. The locations that were initially available were the Gobi Desert (mentioned as Gobi), Phuket, the Nile (mentioned as Nile Valley), Svalbard, and Detroit. The locations that were added through updates were the Alps, Coachella Valley, and Nepal.
Just like Asphalt 8, Asphalt Xtreme features a collection of licensed soundtracks. One of which is "Glitter & Gold" by British singer Barns Courtney.
^ Additional work by Gameloft Vietnam, Alive Interactive Media, Inc, Pole Position Production, Soundwave Concepts Pty. Ltd. and The Audio Guys Limited
This article incorporates material derived from the "Asphalt Xtreme" article on the Asphalt wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License (3 October 2016).
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