One year ago I declared that Gameloft had pulled into the lead as the top Android game developer when they published Asphalt 5 and they have maintained their leading position ever since. This week Gameloft finally made Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD available for Android devices.
Asphalt 6 will set you back $4.99 and it can only be purchased through Gameloft’s web store, but this is easily the best racing game I’ve played on Android and it’s worth the price of admission. To purchase Asphalt 6, visit Gameloft.com on your mobile device or order it from their official product page.
We have been pretty critical of Gameloft’s web store, but the overall level of service is improving. It now allows multiple payment methods including credit card, PayPal, and Amazon payments. We would still like to see these games published in the official Android Market, but Gameloft says it doesn’t meet their needs so don’t expect that to happen anytime soon.
I’m only about 10% finished with the game, but it looks to offer almost endless amounts of gameplay. There are 12 detailed tracks and 42 vehicles to unlock, so you will stay busy trying to conquer the 11 different leagues and 55 challenges offered in the game. When you want to take a break from career mode, there is also an online multiplayer mode that allows up to 6 players.
Performance wise, Asphalt 6 runs pretty smooth, but it is also one of the first games to stutter at times on my Nexus S. It’s not enough to affect the gameplay, but I would love to see how Asphalt 6 runs on one of the faster dual-core phones. Gameloft optimizes each game for individual phones, so performance may vary depending on your device.
Check out the trailer below for an idea of what to expect in Asphalt 6.
Highlights of Asphalt 6 include:
- 42 models from the most prestigious manufacturers (Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, BMW, Audi and more)
- Online/Local Multiplayer mode for up to 6 players
- 12 tracks, from L.A. to Tokyo and more, with HD graphics
- An immersive Career mode with 11 different leagues and 55 events
- Amazing number of tuning options for each model (decals, rims, boosts, and more)