Ready. Set. Don't go just yet.
So in this time of the new Need for Speed out, I wanted to get a racing game for my phone. So I got Asphalt 4 Elite Racing. The Asphalt games on DS (I haven't played the DSiWare game yet) are the best portable racing games I've ever played, if you find them, get them & love them. But onto Elite Racing, this is Need for Speed but with the Arcade-style gameplay turned up to 11. the graphics on the cars and roads are in 2D, which look really good, but the buildings, bridges and everything that isn't a car or road looks really shitty. There's a demo on the gameloft website and that looked a lot better than this and also, just about most of the areas you race in are lifeless and look abandoned. New York is half Central Park and the other half a downtown-ish area. Central Park looks like it got bombed and the downtown area look's somewhat decent, but what really pisses me off is that you could be turning, and you don't even touch the side of the bridge, and you'll crash. This happened to me alot, and I didn't even touch a thing! You can crash into trees, cars (if you're not going fast enough), bridges, and so on. There are a few modes, which is really cool. One mode, you are a cop and you for some reason got to get to the number one spot cause you know, cops always got to be in number one instead of taking out the racers. But next to racing, my favourite mode was the mode where you have to take out the other racers. The controls in this game are extremely simple, you hold your phone like a game boy, and there's a left button and a right button, in the middle bottom there are 2 smaller buttons, one for nitro and one for brakes. You get a few places to race like France, New York, so on. You get a decent amount of cars & a few motorcycles, a lot to upgrade and for some reason, you can unlock and buy women. Random. Lastly, this is another 7 dollar game. This does not need to be 7 dollars, if this was 3 - 5 dollars than ok that's better. A lot better, but Rogers, stop with the 7 dollar games & lower the prices. Asphalt 4 Elite Racing (Mobile) is a 7.0 out of 10.