Asphalt 9: Legends is an arcade racing video game developed and published by Gameloft as part of the Asphalt series. It was released on February 26th, 2018 for iOS in the Philippines as a soft launch, and it was released worldwide on July 25th, 2018.


Asphalt 9 Legends - Soft Launch Preview

Asphalt 9 Legends - Soft Launch Preview

Take on the most fearless drivers and become the next Asphalt Legend in this brand new arcade racing experience. In Asphalt 9: Legends, players will be able to take the wheel of over 50 prestigious dream cars across the most amazing real world locations. Complete hundreds of events in the solo Career mode and face up to 8 players in real time in the multiplayer mode. You can even create your own Race Club and recruit players to compete as a team to be the best in the world!


Immerse yourself in this hyper-realistic arcade racing game, with meticulously detailed real cars, HDR techniques and stunning visual and particle effects that turn every race into a real blockbuster movie.

Collect over 50 of the world’s most amazing speed machines. Each vehicle has been carefully selected based on its aesthetics and high performance to create the most desirable line-up of any Asphalt game to date.

Use the new car editor to define the exact colour and materials for your car. You can also pick the colour of the Rims and Brake Calipers and add carbon parts to fully customise your rides.

Feel the thrill of gravity-defying races across 70 tracks in the most amazing real-world locations. Race around giant tornados in the American wilderness, avoid landslides in the Himalayas and hit the ramps to perform awesome stunts.

Charge your nitro to unleash the ultimate Nitro Pulse and break the sound barrier. Double-tap on the brake to do a 360° at any time and take down your opponents in style.

Start your journey in Career mode by completing over 60 seasons and 800 races. Become a real Asphalt legend by racing against up to 8 players in real time through the different leagues of the World Series Multiplayer mode.

Master the innovative TOUCH DRIVE, a new control scheme that streamlines steering to let players focus on the fun of racing. You can also switch to manual controls (tilt or tap to steer) and learn how to drive like a pro Asphalt racer.

For the first time in the Asphalt series, you can create your own community of like-minded racers with the Club feature. Collaborate with your Club members to unlock Milestone rewards and rise up the ranks of the Club leaderboard.

Race Modes

Classic: In Classic mode, the goal is to win the race (come in 1st, 2nd or 3rd depending on the race's goals).

Time Attack: The race has a time limit. To win the race, the player has to cross the finish line before the timer runs out. More time is added to the timer when a checkpoint is reached or by collecting green clock pickups on the track.

Hunted: The race has a time limit. To win the race, the player has to escape in time or will be busted. Police vehicles are more durable than regular cars but can be taken down with a shockwave-knockdown, an aerial takedown or a 360. At the end of the race, the player has to successfully perform a stunt to finish the race. Failure to do so has the player's car crashing into a police barricade and losing the race. Any wreck instantly results in disqualification and the game mode is a mixture of "Time Attack" and "Flawless" races.

Slipstream: In Slipstream mode, the car behind can fill up the nitro tank by following the slipstream trail of the car ahead, allowing them to catch up easily.


The modes listed below can not (yet) be played in the game. It is possible that they will be integrated in a future release, but currently they are not.
Elimination: In Elimination mode, whoever is in last place during the race gets a timer. When the timer reaches zero, the last-place racer is eliminated. The timer resets each time a racer is eliminated.

Stunts: In Stunts mode, the player has to perform Stunts in order to get points. They have to keep doing Stunts on a regular basis in order to maintain a combo. The bigger the Combo, the more points the player gets. The race has a time limit and the player has to reach one of the 3 point targets to successfully pass the race. Each target reached grants a Career Flag.

Flawless: In Flawless mode, the player must avoid wrecking. If a wreck occurs, the player will be disqualified and the race ends.

Overclock: When overclocked, a car gets increased stats for a certain period of time. A car gets Overclocked if the player stays in last place for more than 3 seconds, if they pick up a Nitro Bottle or if they hit other cars that are already Overclocked. Picking up Nitro Bottles and doing Stunts while Overclocked adds time to the Overclock timer. Once the timer runs out, the car Overloads. This decreases its stats for a very short period of time before it returns to its normal state. The main goal here is to win the race.


Car Tuning

"Tuning" a car is required to get a car to higher stats. In addition to the performance rating, each car has a star rating that increases the maximum performance rating and is unlocked by collecting model-specific blueprints.

All cars in the game can be upgraded with blueprints called "Import parts." Every car has a base price for upgrading with these parts, and regardless of how many were already used, these do not increase in price. The 3 different import parts are as follows:

  • Blueprint uncommon a9 Uncommon
  • Blueprint rare a9 Rare
  • Blueprint epic a9 Epic

Uncommon import parts are parts that are shared with every car in the game. These parts can be used to upgrade any car without a class restriction.

Rare import parts are parts that are class-specific. There are still 4 different parts but now vary between each class. Some parts are only used for Class C, while others are only used for Class B.

Epic import parts are the most expensive parts, most of them being at the Credits small a9 100,000 range, and they are car specific parts. Some cars in the game, especially cars that are high in their class, or are high in class (i.e. Lamborghini Centenario, Ford GT, Pininfarina H2 Speed, W Motors Lykan Hypersport, Porsche 918, etc.) are cars that commonly require these parts to level up. They are mostly found within specific packs, such as event packs, and are needed only when a car has reached a certain star rating.

Career Mode

Main article: Asphalt 9: Legends/Career Mode


Main article: Asphalt 9: Legends/Music

Car List

Main article: Asphalt 9: Legends/Car List


Asphalt 9: Legends received "mixed or average" reviews on Metacritic getting a metascore of 61/100 on Nintendo Switch[1] and 74/100 on iOS.[2] On, it receives an aggregate score (playscore) of 8.65 on iOS[3] and 8.44 on Android.[4]


  1. Metascore for Asphalt 9: Legends on Nintendo Switch, Metacritic, Retrieved April 22, 2020
  2. Metascore for Asphalt 9: Legends on iOS, Metacritic, Retrieved April 22, 2020
  3. Playscore for Asphalt 9: Legends on iOS,, Retrieved April 22, 2020
  4. Playscore for Asphalt 9: Legends on Android,, Retrieved April 22, 2020
Vehicles in Asphalt 9: Legends
Class D Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X BMW Z4 LCI E89 Chevrolet Camaro LT Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Nissan 370Z NISMO Volkswagen XL Sport Concept DS E-TENSE Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Porsche 718 Cayman S Lotus Elise Sprint 220 Ford Shelby GT350R Porsche 911 Targa 4S Ginetta G60 Honda Civic Type-R (FK8) Porsche Taycan Turbo S TVR Griffith Mazda Furai
Class C Dodge Challenger SRT8 BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 50th Edition Lotus Evora Sport 410 Mercedes-AMG GT S BMW M4 GTS Rezvani Beast X Dodge Viper ACR Ford Shelby GR-1 Pininfarina H2 Speed Artega Scalo Superelletra Acura 2017 NSX Maserati Alfieri Vencer Sarthe Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport Arrinera Hussarya 33 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4
Class B Porsche 911 GTS Coupé Aston Martin DB11 Jaguar F-Type SVR Exotic Rides W70 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution Ford GT Lamborghini Asterion Cadillac Cien Concept Italdesign Zerouno Ferrari 488 GTB SCG 003S Ferrari F12tdf Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Aston Martin Vantage GT12 SIN R1 550 Apollo N Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder Porsche Carrera GT Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991.2) Lotus Evija McLaren F1 LM
Class A Aston Martin Vulcan Nissan GT-R NISMO Ferrari J50 Dodge Viper GTS Ferrari LaFerrari McLaren P1™ Lamborghini Aventador SV Coupe Ferrari 812 Superfast Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 VLF Force 1 V10 Porsche 918 Spyder Vanda Electrics Dendrobium McLaren 570S Spider Lamborghini Aventador J Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport Pagani Huayra BC Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta Genty Akylone Techrules AT96 Track Version
Class S Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 Ferrari FXX K Icona Vulcano Titanium W Motors Lykan HyperSport Lamborghini Veneno Lamborghini Egoista TRION NEMESIS McLaren Senna Lamborghini Terzo Millennio W Motors Fenyr Supersport Zenvo TS1 GT Anniversary Pininfarina Battista Koenigsegg Regera Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 Bugatti Chiron Koenigsegg Jesko Rimac C Two
Updates for Asphalt 9: Legends
2018 Soft Launch (v0.2.9-0.5.3) • Worldwide Launch (v1.0.1)
Community Update (v1.1.2) • Slipstream Update (v1.2.3)
2019 Road Kings Update (v1.3.1) • Motor Show Update (v1.4.3)
Caribbean Update (v1.5.3) • Summer Update (v1.6.2)
Tune It Up Update (v1.7.3) • King of the Fall Update (v1.8.1)
Godly Beasts Update (v1.9.3)
2020 Grand Prix Update (v2.0.4) • Porsche Season Update (v2.1.3)
Lamborghini Season Update (v2.2.2)
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