This page is about the race mode in Asphalt 8: Airborne and Asphalt Nitro. For the gameplay element, see Knockdown.
In Knockdown mode, the player faces off against other racer. Similar to the Beat'em All race type in Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, the goal of Knockdown is to get more knockdowns than the rival. The targets are other cars that are traveling the track and will spawn randomly. The event ends when either the timer runs out or the maximum number of knockdowns has been achieved.
If for some reason the player and rival are tied at the end of regular time, the game enters Sudden Death mode. In 30 seconds, the first one to do a knockdown wins. If Sudden Death goes by and no one has performed a knockdown, whoever is racing in front wins the race.
Note that in Quick Solo Race, the number of knockdowns is always 15 and the time to complete is always 5 minutes.
With the introduction of motorcycles in Motorcycles Update, this race type is one of race types that motorcycles cannot compete in.
Winning + Stars
Getting more knockdowns than the rival at the end of the race awards 3 stars. There are bonus objectives as well, one of them usually being a target number of Knockdowns without Wreck.
Winning a Knockdown event for the first time unlocks the Last Man Standing achievement.
|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|