- This article is about the general graphic element. For other uses, see License plate (disambiguation).
License plates are a graphic element found in most Asphalt titles.
License plates in Asphalt Street Storm Racing are all white with a simple "Gameloft" taken from the company logo.
They can have the European or American measurements, but they lack all further typical details like the blue area on European license plates reproduced in Asphalt Overdrive and Asphalt Xtreme.
Although Asphalt Xtreme is all about offroad racing, most cars have at least rear license plates. They are all black with an "Asphalt Xtreme" logo and a small, barely readable "Gameloft" underneath, written in the company logo's typeface.
Like in Asphalt Overdrive, license plates either have the European format with the typical blue area on the left side, or the American one with the two horizontal bars, depending on the car's body design.
License plates in Asphalt Overdrive come in European and American style, mostly depending on the shape of the provided space in the car's body. All cars have rear license plates, even the Ferrari FXX which is not licensed for use on public roads. The default text is "Asphalt O".
Players can customize their license plate in the garage. Combinations of up to eight letters from A–Z and numbers from 0–9 are allowed. Each change costs 5 and affects all cars in the garage, not just the selected one.
License plates in Asphalt 8: Airborne vary by car, the first feature of the series related to license plates. Cars may feature either European-style plates, American-style plates, or both. Cars that were available at launch, along with the cars released in the Free to Play Update (all were added before 2014) have white and blue license plates saying "ASPHALT 8". Cars released from the Daily Bonus Update onwards have a black and red license plate with the Asphalt 8: Airborne logo (Prior to Daily Bonus Update), in which is also the first game in the series to do so. So far, the only exception to this rule is the Datsun 280Z, which uses the old license plate design. While some cars like the Aston Martin One-77 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe are depicted with white license plates in their banners and others like the GTA Spano with black license plates, their actual in-game appearance may say otherwise.
Not all cars have a license plate. The list below is a list of cars without any license plates at all:
- ED Design Torq
- Lamborghini Egoista
- Lamborghini Veneno
- Lotus Evora Enduro GT
- Mercedes-Benz Biome
- Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning
- Renault Trezor
The Rinspeed zaZen departs from this trend, instead using an actual real-life European license plate on its rear. Its license plate also bears its brand name instead of the standard "ASPHALT 8".
While the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X comes with a white licence plate, it has a token-purchasable decal that can change the licence plate colour to black.
There was a graphical glitch with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X where the rear license plate was removed.
The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition has the number "2017" stamped on its rear licence plate, making it the first car to feature the year of its debut on its licence plate. The licence plate colour is otherwise the same as the colour of the majority of update-released cars.
Since the Championship Update, Formula One Race cars have been added to the game. All Formula One Race cars do not have licence plates.
Asphalt 7: Heat to Asphalt 5
License plates were more advanced thanks to advances in smartphone graphics, and license plates are finally available on all platforms. However, still, it is just a white panel with black letters saying "ASPHALT", without any extra decorations.
Asphalt 4: Elite Racing to Asphalt Urban GT
As in-game graphics were preliminary in comparison to other games in the series, the license plates in that game were just white panels sticking back to a car without any letters or decorations.
- In the Collections menu artworks of Asphalt 8, some cars with white license plates (e. g. Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car, in the collection Cadillac) are depicted with black license plates.
- The customizable license plate feature of Asphalt Overdrive is the only occurence of user-specific text becoming part of the 3D environment. Not even the silver 3D track titles in Asphalt 8: Airborne are adapted to the user language.