All the intense racing you always have at home, is now on your iPhone! Asphalt 5! Developed by Gameloft, is a action packed arcade racing game. It has steady accelerometer controls and good graphics! The game has a small lag on an iPod Touch 1G.
Gameloft has tried to make this game as detailed as possible from the mud on the road to the damage on the cars. The music is great, but if you want to rock out to your own tunes, they have the in game music feature.
What to do in Asphalt 5? Win races and earn money to make your ride more suitable. You will have obstacles including, oncoming traffic, pedestrians, and the occasional police all followed by the weather conditions. All of the gameplay has three different camera angels: close, far and driver seat.
There are 12 different locations within the game including: Aspen, Athens, and Las Vegas. The tracks have snow, ice, and rain on them, and the easiest way to win the races are by taking the shortcuts. You can find these shortcuts on you mini-map.
Asphalt 5 offers: Career, Single Race, and Local/Online Multiplayer. Most people will play Single Race for the pick up and play genre.
The following are the types of games you race:
Normal—Finish in the top 3
Cash Attack—Get all the cash you can
Cop Chase—Eliminate all of the other racers
Escape—Run from the cops
Drift—Drift on turns
Time Trial—cross the finish line before time runs out
Last Man Standing—Don’t finish in last.
There are 33 bikes and cars you can race by unlocking.
Overall, Asphalt 5 is more of a fun arcade racer. If you are looking for more of a Forza real life racing game, check out Real Racing.
For $6.99 Asphalt 5 is easily the best arcade racer on the app store. I rate 5/5