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Asphalt 8: Airborne comes to Windows Phone and Windows 8

Gameloft’s standard racing sport, Asphalt eight: Airborne, the successor to Asphalt 7: Warmth, has ultimately arrived on Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices, three months after its release on Android and iOS. While it might seem a little late, it’s one of the few titles to make it to Windows Phone this quickly.
Asphalt 8: Airborne is available for download on the Windows Phone Store for Rs.55 and on the Windows Store for Rs. 100.
The latest Asphalt features a brand-new physics engine that lets players race through tunnels, off bridges, down embankments, through towns, and along the superhighway at high speeds, and allows them to perform dynamic, high-speed aerial stunts. Stunts range from barrel rolls and wild 360 degree jumps to hitting the ramps and taking the race above the track.
One can race in single-player Career mode in one of the 47 luxury dream cars, 80 percent of which are new as per Gameloft. These include cars licensed from manufacturers like Lamborghini and Ferrari.
Gamers can race in nine different locations including Venice, Guiana and the Nevada Desert.
Asphalt 8: Airborne’s Career mode features eight seasons and 180 events. The game’s simultaneous multiplayer action mode allows gamers to dare up to eight real opponents to race in multiplayer challenges. One can also dare friends to asynchronous races.
The game offers a number of hidden shortcuts, a detailed damage system and new Infected and Drift Gate game modes. It also features new leaderboards. As per Gameloft, Asphalt 8: Airborne features recorded high-fidelity car motor sounds for realistic audio.
To drive the car, one can use the Windows device as the steering wheel. Tapping with the right thumb lets gamers get a “speed boost”, while using the left thumb they can stop and slide around corners.
The Asphalt 8 game is an 819MB download and also works with Windows Phone devices that have 512MB of RAM. It doesn’t feature Xbox Live integration so you won’t be able to unlock achievements through your Xbox Live account or record progress.
It’s worth pointing out that Asphalt 8: Airborne is a free download on Android and iOS.
Gameloft had also announced other titles including Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Total Conquest, Six Guns, Kingdoms & Lords, UNO & Friends for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices.
Check out our detailed review of Asphalt 8: Airborne.