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Fast-paced arcade racing through beautiful environments (pictures)

Asphalt 8: Airborne is great fun to play, with richly detailed graphics, and tons of arcade racing action.

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Fun arcade racing

Speed around the track with five other cars as you try to battle your way to first place.
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Confusing main menu

The busy main menu doesn't make it clear what to do first. On the right side (the smallest panel) is where you'll find season one of the career mode.
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Tap the brakes to drift

On the hairpin turns, tap the brakes to drift to fill up your nitro bar at the top.
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Exotic cars will take patience (or money)

There are some great cars to unlock, but it will take either a lot of racing or some real cash to get them.
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Car packs for cash

From the main menu, touch the Hot Deals button if you want to buy car packs for real money.
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Tons of beautiful environments

As you progress you'll race through eight different settings with both day and night races. This screenshot is from the Tokyo track.

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