In-game description, Asphalt 8: Airborne.
Elimination is a commonly-recurring race type in the Asphalt series. It has appeared in almost all Asphalt games so far, with its latest appearances in 2013's Asphalt 8: Airborne, 2015's Asphalt Nitro, and 2016's Asphalt Xtreme.
During the race, after a certain amount of time from the beginning of the race, anyone who is in last place becomes eliminated every 10~60 seconds. The process repeats until only one racer is left standing.
In Elimination, a racer in last place is eliminated every time the player passes through a checkpoint. These checkpoints are placed along specific points in the track, and there is usually 3 of them on a track. These races can be played in both Evolution and Arcade.
Elimination is a playable mode and is first introduced to the player in the first Career Cup, occurring in the form of a race in London. Traffic is normally present. In terms of elimination period, it normally takes one whole minute (60 seconds) in order for the last place racer to be eliminated, allowing the player more time to get out of last place if they make a mistake.
Should the player be eliminated, the race immediately ends, unlike in later games, which show the player's car wrecking (except in 3rd or 2nd), their final standing in the race, and the amount of Credits they have earned.
All Elimination events generally have 8 racers, have no traffic, and will generally last between 190 and 225 seconds, provided the player wins in either 2nd or 1st place. The warm-up time generally lasts 15 seconds and the elimination period usually lasts 15~30 seconds. In the Exclusive Metal Events, the elimination period lasts 10 seconds due to the huge number of racers (24), but the warm up time is still the same as standard 8 players. The maximum length of any Elimination event in the Exclusive Metal Events is 245 seconds. The elimination period will vary in Research & Development and Enduro Double Down, even lasting as short as 12 seconds.
When the player is in last place, the timer is in red. If they get eliminated, their car becomes wrecked (except if in 3rd or 2nd).
Elimination is playable in Multiplayer.
In the Android-only Asphalt Nitro, Elimination works exactly the same as in Asphalt 8: Airborne with the only difference being that all racers have 5 racers instead of 6 or 8. Traffic is never present.
Elimination in the offroad spinoff Asphalt Xtreme works exactly identically to its Asphalt 8: Airborne rendition. However, it is unplayable in Multiplayer.
Winning + Stars
Winning in 1st place grants three stars. Getting eliminated at second place grants two stars. Getting eliminated at third place grants only one star. There are various bonus stars, one of them sometimes being a target of Perfect Runs.
Winning an Elimination event for the first time unlocks the Ahead of the Curve achievement.
- The "Participated" race reward for Elimination races in the second half of the Career Mode of Asphalt 8: Airborne were reduced by 80% in the March 2015 Decals Update. As the reward is the same regardless of 4th place or after a 45 second race, this becomes extremely unfavorable.
- Elite Cars and all vehicles in Asphalt Xtreme tend to have their condition greatly reduced after successfully surviving an Elimination race in first place due to the long length of the race. However, cars in the latter game do not suffer as great of a condition penalty.
|Race Types in Asphalt 8: Airborne|
|Classic (Unplugged, Flawless, Tag Racing, and Grand Finale) - Versus (Ultimate AI Challenge and Ace Race) - Elimination - Knockdown - Infected - Gate Drift - Time Attack/Auto-start - Showdown|