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Asphalt 8: Airborne

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Asphalt 8: Airborne

Developer: Gameloft
Publisher: Gameloft
Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows
Released internationally: August 22, 2013 (iOS, Android), November 13, 2013 (Windows)

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To do:
  • There's spec data for the Lamborghini Reventon, a leftover from Asphalt 7: Heat, possibly suggesting it might be planned for this game.
  • Document the banned "Rising Sun" decals for the 9FF GT9 VMAX and Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series, are they still in the code?
  • Version 3.7.0 teased the McLaren MP4-X, but that version ended up released with 2018 McLaren X2 instead. Document in Prerelease section, plus in-game leftovers, if any.
  • Unused pro kit boxes?

Asphalt 8: Airborne is the first free-to-play Asphalt game (although not at launch), and where things gets crazier and harder as updates come and gone. It's also the second Asphalt game to be available on desktop Windows systems.

1967 Chevrolet Impala Enduro Double Down Quotes

To do:
Are the text still in game code? Doesn't matter which version, Championship Update or today.
Welcome to the School of Street Smarts. Lesson 1: Don't lose!
Nice start, but Lesson 2 is: Don't slow down!
And finally, Lesson 3: Always expect the unexpected.
Time to put what you've learned to the test against the Chevy Impala.
You get the hang of street racing yet?
Hm, I think you're learning, but practice makes perfect.
Don't get cocky. There's another big challenge just over the horizon.
It's time for the Chevrolet Impala Ghost Challenge: Round 2!
Time to take you off easy street!
You get it in gear yet? Then show me!
You're in about... second gear now. Let's see you at full speed!
Your engine's roaring, but you're not quite fast enough! Come on!
Well, the Impala is waiting. You better be up to speed!
Nice going, road warrior. But these streets just keep getting meaner.
You're being too nice out there. Show me your street rage!
Nice! I felt the anger out there. But don't cool down yet.
Is your blood pumping? Because your next big challenge is after this.
Don't hold back! Show the Chevrolet Impala your racing spirit!
Congrats on making it here. But there's still a long road ahead.
Be careful; a lot of racers lose their way on these streets...
The problem with being first is, you have nobody to follow...
You're getting close to the goal. But you gotta keep your cool!
All right, hotshot. Beat this and face your next real challenge!
This opponent knows these streets better than anyone. You ready?
Oh, a fresh pup finally made it this far! Let's see how you run.
Good start, but can you keep up with the rest of the pack?
Well, well, this pup has claws! Now I wanna see your bite!
I still think you're all bark. Come on and get back out there!
That wasn't just your engine roaring. You're almost ready for the boss.
Time to prove you're the Alpha Dog against the Chevrolet Impala!
I've heard of you. But I really just wanna see what you can do.
Hm, the rumors are true. You just might have what it takes!
Keep up this pace and we'll have to name a street after you.
Look out; road bump ahead! Don't let it stall your style!
Whew! You just keep on cruisin', don't ya? Just a little more to go!
Honestly, I'm puttin' my money on you against the Impala. Good luck!
You're near the top... but I promise it's gonna be all downhill from here.
You don't like to lose, do you? Neither do my street racers.
Getting tired yet? Because we've still got more surprises in store!
Come on, just give up already! You're not getting past this one!
I've had it with your luck. This round we're giving it our all!
Even if you beat us here, there's no way you're gonna beat the boss.
This is it: You versus the Chevrolet Impala. Your luck ends here!
Welcome to the fast lane! No time to talk... just GO!
These streets are as unforgiving as our street racers.
Better not flinch! At this speed, you'll probably miss a turn.
Keeping up? Good! Time for us to kick it into high gear!
You're almost there! Just don't lose sight of the finish line.
Almost done? Man, time flies when you're flying this fast!
This is IT! Time to race the Chevy Impala for all the marbles!

Pre-race quotes for the Enduro Double Down event for the 1967 Chevrolet Impala, added during the Championship Update (December 2016). The event was quietly cancelled, replaced with another event of same type for another car (Aston Martin One-77), and the Impala, originally an Class A car, was nerfed to a Class D car in the next update.

(Source: Asphalt Wikia)

Villain Wheels

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Version 3.3.0 (Munich Update, October 2017) added a car, Villain Wheels, used and accessible only in a cross-promotion time-limited event races, promoting Despicable Me 3 (the car originated from the movie, and Gameloft has a game based on the movie, Despicable Me: Minion Rush). The car, a Class D car with high ranking, was used only for the events and not purchasable in the garage. The car has a stock performance rating of 848, MAX rating of 1253 (this configuration was used during the events, except during December 4-8, 2017) and MAX PRO (fully tuned) rating of 1505 (this configuration was used in the December 4-8, 2017 event). As the car is an open-cockpit vehicle, it featured a modeled driver when being raced, similar to McLaren Formula One cars, using the driver model of McLaren M14A. As the car was otherwise inaccessible outside the event, the car has a similar fate to GT Academy-only cars used in Gran Turismo 5 and 6.

Curiously, however, "Villain Wheels" is listed in manufacturers that start with "D" instead of "V". Considering the order the manufacturer is stored, it is possible that the internal manufacturer name is DreamWorks, the studio that produced the Despicable Me film series. In addition, the events featuring the car were held on tracks without any flat spin/barrel roll ramps, except for one held in December 4-8, 2017.

As of Version 3.6.0 (2018 Spring Update, April 2018), the Villain Wheels logo has been removed from the Brand Filters list (rendering it unviewable in the garage using a glitch involving the Enduro Vehicles menu during the second re-run of the Lamborghini Aventador SV Enduro Double Down event, which was running during the update), however the model and texture is still in the files.

Removed Music

When the Fall Out Boy Update (Version 3.5.0, February 2018) came out, there was a few songs from Fall Out Boy added into the game but only used in the BMW M2 Special Edition World Tour event. Since the 2018 Spring Update (Version 3.6.0, April 2018) update, the songs have been removed.

Duplicate Ferrari 458 Italia Data

To do:
Check from which version it actually originate, as well if the duplicate 458 is actually empty or not.

An entry for a duplicate Ferrari 458 Italia, normally the 29th car in the internal vehicle listing (being one of the original cars that came with initial release) appears as the 141th car in the entry listing. Given the placement (the cars between it are Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS, ID 140, and Mosler Super GT, ID 142), it might been added during the 2016 Lunar New Year Update (version 2.2.0, February 2016), where the Camaro was added, or the Elite Cars Update (version 2.3.0, April 2016), where the Mosler was added.

Unused Blueprint

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In the Munich Update (Version 3.3.0, October 2017), the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR my2017 was one of vehicles added in the update, with a Research & Development event giving Blueprints for the bike coded and intended to be run during the update's lifetime. However, the bike's event no-showed that update with implications it would be postponed to next updates; it would not be run until the Fifth Anniversary Update (Version 3.8.0, August 2018), with the event no longer giving blueprints, rendering the item unused.

For several updates when the bike was postponed, Gameloft would automatically remove the blueprint and provide the player with a small compensation if the blueprint was dropped from any box or purchased from Exclusive Deals; the blueprint would eventually be removed from droppable items.

Notable Revisional Differences

To do:
Lots to cover, such as delisted cars (Porsches and Toyota Supra/Scion FR-S), changed blueprints (Ferrari F50 and Honda Civic Type-R), etc.
  • In Version 1.8.0 (Decals Update, January 2015) the garage design was changed.
  • In Version 2.8.0 (Championship Update, December 2016) one of the tracks, Monaco, was renamed to Azure Coast (an English translation of Côte d'Azur), possibly due to addition of the McLaren Formula One cars, which could put Gameloft to FIA's lawyers radar if they don't rename it.