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Tips and Strategies
By tapping the left side of the screen you will initiate a drift. You can control the degree by turning or tilting your device. Once you do this, level out and after a few seconds your drift will stop. The more you drift , the more boost you earn.
Get as much air as possible. Ramps and barrel roll ramps are best for getting air and the more you get the more boost you will receive. Hit the boost button as soon as you launch off the ramp, you will speed up and the game will automatically store leftover boost power until you land. You will always land on your tires.
Take Out Your Enemies
Have no patience for your enemies, Gameloft has introduced a takedown system in Asphalt a few games back which allows you to wreck competitors by driving into them. It is a matter of hitting your boost at the right time and ramming into the opposition. One hit and they are done and the more you do it the more (yes you guessed it) boost you will earn.
Scattered across the tracks are icons that will give your nitro tank a quick boost. Blue ones fill your tank about a quarter of the way, while glowing yellow ones go halfway. Pick up three in succession and give yourself a full tank.
If you can, pick up some extra Nitro canisters while you are in boost. This will maintain it for a little longer, which could make all the difference to scoring first place.
There are various shortcuts in Asphalt 8 and you don’t have to always follow the main track. Shortcuts are useful in three areas:
- They provide a shorter route than the main path, shaving precious seconds off your race time and giving you a slight lead
- You will find jumps that give you air time and much-needed boost energy
- You will find more Nitro pick-ups in these areas, which you can either use immediately or save for that last second boost towards the finish line.
Boost to the Finish Line
Computer-controlled drivers have a nasty habit of speeding past you right before the finish line. Ensure you have some boost left over so you can maintain your lead.
Be Rewarded for your Patience
Instead of buying content earlier in the game, like new season events/specific cars you can wait and eventually you can unlock the content free of charge. Save the cash for more important things.
Check out the hot deals tab in the main menu. These offer a great selection of cars – usually 10 or so for a bargain of a price. You can use in game currency or real cash, but again things eventually open up the more you play. Hold out for the Tesla Model S and other sports cars.
Improvements to Your Cars
There are four main areas where you can make improvements to your vehicle. They are:
- Top Speed
What you upgrade first depends on what you as a driver want from your car. If you want superior control concentrate on that. If you want to hold more nitro in the tank, start with that. However, the main areas you should begin with are acceleration and top speed. Other cars have a tendency to go faster than you, and upgrading these two categories will give you superior performance on the road.