Introduction to Asphalt 8: Airborne
We bring you this Guide and Walkthrough for beginners who have started playing this game Asphalt 8: Airborne for the first time. In this guide, you will find the game mechanics which have been explained clearly. This guide also contains tips, hints and tricks to better understanding the game and also to improve your racing performance.
Know About Nitro
Triggering the Nitro is very simple, you should tap on the right side of the screen. The yellow bar at the top indicates how much you have. You can hit it up to 3 times to activate different power levels, but as the power goes up, so does the Nitro consumption.
Perfect Nitro : If you tap Nitro once, it will make a red section appear on the Nitro bar; Tap Nitro again once your Nitro bar reaches that area and you will activate a special boost.
How to turn off Nitro? : You can exit the Nitro boost by tapping on the brake, eentering a drift will also stop it.
Filing of Nitro Bar: Fill up your Nitro Bar by executing awesome actions in-game, such as drifts, jumps, knockdowns, City havocs, Traffic Controls, Near Misses, Flat Spins and Barrel Rolls. You will also find Nitro boosts scaterred in different places on the tracks.
You should tap the brake while steering to start drifting. Also use drifts to navigate dangerous curves
Exit Drift : You should stop a drift by tapping the brakes or steering the car straight. A quick nitro boost will also pull you out of the drift and around particularly sharp turns.
TAKE NOTE : Perfect Runs : Perfect runs are bonuses received during a race for clean driving. Dodge opponents and don’t hit any walls for 20 seconds to earn it.
Race Mode :
Tracks do repeat time after time along all Seasons but the Race Mode for each one them certainly changes quite often. Besides Classic Mode, you have Knockdown, Gate Drift, Infected and Versus.
Car Ranks : There is each event in Career Mode which has a recommended car rank. You should use a car with the recommended rank or above, otherwise you might not be able to win, even if you have your nitro boost activated for most of the race.
Know About Credits
Credits are what you use to buy new cars and the upgrades you need to push them to the max. Earn credits by playing events in Career Mode and the World Series (ranked online multiplayer), or grab some in the Shop.
Function of Racer Level
The Racer Level indicates how you are doing in the multiplayer modes. Play World Series events to earn experience and raise your Racer level. The higher your Racer Level, the more credits you earn in the World series.
There is Career Mode where you can record some events. During these events, you can pick a ghost racer from a list and race against it on the track. Beat the Ghost for extra rewards. Challenge your friends to beat your Ghost and show them who’s the boss.
Handling of Upgrades
They may not be as flashy as other upgrades, but handling upgrades will make sure you are not crashing every time a curve comes up.
The fastest cars benefit the most from upgrading acceleration. What good is a high top speed if it takes too long to get there.
Changing Your Avatar/Emblem
Each user gets a default icon or avatar for its racer. You can change your Racer Emblem by going to your profile, tapping “info” and then tapping “Edit”
TAKE NOTE : Also, connect to social networks by accessing your profile (the emblem at the top left of the Main Menu) and then tapping SOCIAL to set up your social network options.
How To Do Knockdown An Opponent
In order to knockdown and opponent you should be using your nitro. Although you can sometimes ram the opponent without triggering the boost it is risky and does not guarantee you will “break” the other car. By using Nitro, you can also prevent breaking your own car if you activate it before crashing against a random vehicle on the road.
How To Do A Flat Spin
There are Flat spins which are performed on regular ramps. You need to enter the ramp while doing a drift, as soon as you exit the ramp, the car will start spinning, how many spins it does deepens on the altitude it reaches.
How To Do A Roll Barell
Roll Barrels are simpler than flat spins, simple enter a curved ramp and make sure the car does not miss it a bit, turning the wheel towards the highest point of the ramp helps doing the barrels roll.
The World Series is the multiplayer mode in Asphalt 8 Airborne. This is the only way to Level up, if you were still wondering how. XP points cannot be obtained in single player mode.
When you join the room and while you wait for other players to join, you require to vote for a mode and a track.
Single player races are good to farm for credits than multiplayer.
KNOW ABOUT IMPORTANT TIPS
It will take forever to go to the Tier 2 and Tier 3 upgrades for your cars if you consider the Credits you gain in Season 1 Tracks. However, the amount of credits you gain in the following seasons increase dramatically.
The good way to quickly increase your Nitro are Flat Spins, Roll Barrels and Nitro Boosts items. Drifting works perfectly but only on certain parts of the track.
Knockdowns are your best friend. Again, use and abuse knockdowns while boosting to take down your opponents, this movement is especially useful when you do not have a great speed advantage. Taking them off the road for a couple of seconds works great.
There is a good advice for Gate Drift Races is, keep drifting for as long as you can, it is not speed what matters, but drifting points, keep tilting your device right and left until you reach the finish line (and pass through all the rings of course).
Shortcuts: You require to locate and then take the shortcut in every single track, all the tracks have them and you will have to use them if you want to win in more difficult Seasons.
Asphalt Tracker: By this way, you can see what your friends are up to (this is accessible via the “Friends” icon on the main Menu). Tap on a friend’s wall to race against their ghost.