Asphalt Overdrive puts endless driving into retro package

Another one of the many games Gameloft had on display at E3 2014 was Asphalt Overdrive. Though there are cars on roads, and they're often doing the unlikeliest of barrel rolls after launching off ramps, this isn't quite an Asphalt game you'd expect. Instead of a full-bore racing game, Asphalt Overdrive is more of an endless runner, which has players quickly swiping to steer between lanes, trash competitors, and dodge obstacles.

Asphalt Overdrive follows a distinct 80s vibe in the game's background music and the cars available to unlock and upgrade. Many brand-name cars are available, and cosmetic customizations like paint jobs and decals will be available on top of more performance-based upgrades. Individual stages will require players smash other racers or get as far as possible in a limited amount of time, for example. Though Gameloft has dropped in-app purchases for the next Modern Combat game, they're going to stay alive and well in Asphalt Overdrive for accelerated progress.

Asphalt Overdrive will be made available in the iOS App Store, Android Google Play Store, and Windows Phone Store sometime this summer. What do you guys think of this simplified racing game? Digging the 80s vibe?

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Simon Sage

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