Asphalt 9: Legends (Series) Review
Posted: 13 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.
You drive a range of hundreds of cars, each from a different class and progressively featuring higher performance and rarity. You start with a car in the lowest class (Class D), the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X and work your way up. Each car can be customized with paint jobs, rims, and brake calipers.
Racing is fast and furious and towards the quick competitive end of the spectrum rather than realism. You can use "nitro shockwave" to increase speed substantially. There are three modes: Career, Multiplayer, and Events. There are three race types: racing, time attack and hunted where you must escape the police
The game features tracks set in Cairo, the Himalayas, the U.S. Midwest, Scotland, and Caribbean. It also brings back five locations from previous games in the series: San Francisco, Rome, New York City, Shanghai and Osaka.
Players: You can play with 8 players in the same room and up to 8 players online. On the Switch you can race offline multiplayer in four player split screen. If you have two Switch systems and two copies of the game you can play with 8 players locally on Switch. You can't do split screen on iOS or Android.
Asphalt 9: Legends
This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Some of these purchases (known as 'loot boxes') are for a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent.
You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch. The game is free, but does incentivise the purchase in-game items.
You can buy the game and content together in the following packs:
- Asphalt 9: Legends -- Italian Bundle
- Asphalt 9: Legends Triple Threat Bundle
- Asphalt 9: Legends – High-Gear Bundle
You can start the game for free and then buy individual packs:
- Asphalt 9: Legends Starting Racer Bundle
- Asphalt 9: Legends -- Italian Pack
- Asphalt 9: Legends Triple Threat Pack
- Asphalt 9: Legends – High-Gear Pack
On PC and Switch, Touch Drive can be used with tilt or touchscreen and an accelerometer. You can also play in a two button mode the left trigger is break/drift and the right trigger is the nitrous boost.
Our Asphalt 9: Legends Accessibility Report documents 13 accessibility features:
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