Tokyo (東京) is the capital city of Japan.
Tokyo has two layouts:
|Tokyo||The regular route. Races here run across the track in a counter-clockwise configuration.|
|Tokyo Reverse||The reverse route. Races here run across the track in a clockwise configuration.|
On the regular version, the start line is located in the main urban area. On the reverse version, the start line is located in the shipping yard area.
Tokyo is a long track and as such, any lapped races on Tokyo done in Quick Solo Race will always last 1 lap. In the shopping district of the track, sidewalks are present and can cause cars with low enough ground clearance to skid or wreck. The overhead train tracks count as a wreck zone as well.
In the case of the reverse version, some of the alternate routes that would have been accessible on the non-reverse version are blocked off.
The main urban area is home to many buildings, offices, department stores, restaurants, skyscrapers, a shopping mall where ramps are located, the in-game versions of the Tokyo Tower, the Tokyo Skytree, the Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower are visible while the Namboku Line runs on elevated tracks across parts of the city.
Several featured landmarks are the Odaiba Park, which is known for the RX78 Gundam statue, the Rainbow Bridge which crosses over Tokyo Bay, and the Port of Tokyo Tunnel which crosses underneath. Due to copyright issues, the "Gundam" statue uses a generic robot stand-in. Towards the side of the Port of Tokyo Tunnel is a storm drain.
Tokyo appears to have been hit by an earthquake as evidenced by the over-turned tanker trucks resting on the Rainbow Bridge, which are blocked off by a row of police cars. This is only seen on the Reverse version of the track.
On the normal version of the track, the Port of Tokyo Tunnel has an area that is blocked off by a ceiling collapse and some trapped vehicles, which re-routes the player through the storm drain instead.
Tokyo is also the location of the first Gate Drift event.
During Christmas seasons, Christmas decorations are placed all over Tokyo, one thing including the replacement of the "Let's Go!" (レッツゴー！) sign with a "Merry Christmas" sign. Others include Christmas trees, gift boxes, and snowmen scattered all over the track, as well as snowflakes replacing the normal rain. As of the Championship Update, the rain effects now replace the snowflakes while in the wet water pipe tunnel.
For the 2017 Halloween Cup that was held from October 31, Tokyo featured collections of pumpkins that were scattered all over the track.
The following vehicles have their banners depicted in Tokyo:
- SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI
- Mazda RX-8
- Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
- Acura NSX 2005
- Porsche 718 Boxster S
- Mitsubishi Eclipse
- Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34)
- Mazda RX-8 Special Edition
- BMW S 1000 RR
- Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse
- W Motors Lykan HyperSport
- Chrysler ME412
- McLaren F1 XP-5
- Kawasaki Ninja H2R
- Any vehicle which features excellent nitro efficiency is recommended for this track as it is a long track and some areas lack ramps (e.g. Ariel Atom V8, Peugeot SR1, SCG 003S).
- Skidding and Wrecks are common on the track, especially when driving over pavements.
Fastest Vehicles by class
- Tokyo is the only location in the game to not appear in the Exclusive Metal Events.
- There are no variations in time of day on this track, regardless of whether the variant is regular or reverse.
- There is a flag banner on Tokyo Mall's main concourse which advertises Asphalt 7: Heat. The word "Asphalt" in the center is displayed in Japanese (アスファルト: Asufaruto) and in English on both outer sides of the banner.
- There are also flag banners that display images of The Great Wave by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai.
- In the storm drain and in the city, logos of Shark Dash, another Gameloft game, can be seen.
- References to other Gameloft games, including N.O.V.A. 3 Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, can be seen as well.
- Following the glitch that removed all traffic from London during the Championship Update, Tokyo was the only track in the game that had traffic on the left side of the road. Traffic is now re-enabled in London as of the Fifth Anniversary Update, provided the track is played when online.
- Tokyo is the only urban area in the game to feature decorations all over the track during the annual Christmas Seasons. The two other tracks that feature decorations are mountainous.
- Tokyo and London are the only two tracks to feature rainy weather, albeit only on high-end devices with ultra-high graphics.
- During the annual Christmas Seasons, snow falls in place of the rain. This effect is best observed on high-end devices with ultra-high graphics, just like the rain, and snowflakes fall onto the screen in place of rain drops.
- Depending on the graphical fidelity of the player's device, visibility can range from semi-clear to very poor, so in addition to the track surfaces becoming even more treacherous than during rainy conditions, cautious driving is highly recommended.
- Snowmen and snow piles can still be viewed regardless of graphics settings.
- Tokyo and Area 51 are the only tracks in the game where racing takes place at night.
- A nighttime version of Transylvania was available during the 2019 Halloween Update but only accessible in TLE's
- Races being set in Tokyo at night may be an homage to the underground racing scene that hosted an assortment of illegal street races, drift races and drag races featuring heavily-tuned cars. The racing clubs and clans associated with these events would often meet up around midnight, with one of the most popular locations being the Shuto Expressway, a 70km stretch of road that traces the shoreline of Tokyo Bay. This would also go on to inspire midnight-themed racing games such as Need for Speed and the Midnight Club series.
- Tokyo is one of four tracks that feature trains (the others being Munich, Rio and Venice), and the first track to use the trains as obstacles (followed by Munich and Rio). Tokyo has fast-moving emerald-colored trains that run on elevated tracks, which can be hazardous to players who launch their vehicles high enough over the elevated tracks. Players can also get wrecked from simply landing onto the elevated tracks themselves. The case is the same for Rio, especially on the Oceanview Derby track if players launch from the steep ramp in front of the elevated track. Munich has both fast-moving and stationary blue-colored (formerly grey-colored) trains that are encountered in the subway tunnels. They can be extremely hazardous to unsuspecting players. Venice has a stationary train that is partially blocked off behind a barrier near the U-turn intersection.
- The Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower has a very simplified shape in-game, compared to its real-life counterpart.
- Sometimes, if Tokyo Sprint 3 is restarted, rain will still persist in the tunnel below the parking lot.
- Curiously, while a section the Port of Tokyo Tunnel has caved in due to an earthquake, the Rainbow Bridge appears mostly undamaged. This is despite the fact that both the bridge and the tunnel are just a few miles apart (in the game's scaled-down version of Tokyo Bay, at least). It is possible that the bridge is more durable than the tunnel, although the presence of police cars does highlight the city's concerns for safety.
The track is identical in layout to the Asphalt 6 version but has additional shortcuts and visual detail for the track's scenery.
The NISMO Race Track is also featured here.
The track starts with long straights and simple turns in the downtown section and becomes semi-technical when the Japanese garden section is reached. A sharp turn marks the start of the commercial section that has 4 medium turns and a short straightaway before the start/finish line.
Tokyo was one of the original tracks in the iOS version of the game and was added to the Android version in the 2011 World Cyber Games Update.
- Tokyo and New Orleans are the only tracks in the game where racing takes place at night.
- A stationary 0 Series Shinkansen train can be seen in a shortcut.
- This is the third track have ramps and can achieve Air Time, others are Cape Town, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Reykjavík (Shortcut section) and Shanghai.
- This is the only track to have left hand traffic.
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Tokyo's layout is a series of 5 straightaways connected by either 90° or 180° corners. The track starts with a short straightaway followed by 2 medium corners. The first long straightaway appears next and is connected to a medium straightaway by a 90° corner. After the second straightaway, a U-bend has to be navigated before a second medium straightaway opens up. At the 90° corner before the last straightaway, a shortcut can be taken to skip the slalom and sharp corner. On the last straightaway, the track width will vary and has a shallow curve towards the end. After the straightaway, two 90° corners lead to the start/finish line.
- Tokyo and Las Vegas are the only tracks takes place at night.
- The track's scenery is based on the Shinjuku area.
- The track's layout is based on Circuit de Monaco.
Tokyo is only present in the mobile/Java version of the game. The track has a simple layout and mostly consists of straightaways. Following Japan's practice of left-hand traffic flow, oncoming traffic is placed on the left lanes of the track.
|Original tracks||Nevada • Iceland • Tokyo • French Guiana • London • Barcelona • Alps • Venice • Azure Coast|
|Time-released tracks||The Great Wall1 • Dubai2 • San Diego Harbor3 • Sector 84 • Tenerife5 • Area 516 • Rio de Janeiro7 • Patagonia8 • Munich Subway9 • Transylvania10 • Orbital Loop11 • Terra 912|
|1. The Great Wall Update, 2. Dubai Update, 3. San Diego Harbor Update, 4. Winter Update, 5. Tenerife Update, 6. Santa's Gift Update, 7. Rio de Janeiro Update, 8. Lunar New Year 2017 Update, 9. Munich Update, 10. Holiday Update, 11. Sixth Anniversary Update, 12. Seventh Anniversary Update|
|Alps • Havana • Hawaii • London • Los Angeles • Miami • Moscow • Nassau • New Orleans • New York • Nismo Race Track • Paris • Reykjavík • Rio • Shanghai • Tokyo|
|Original tracks||Nassau • Chamonix • Cape Town • Havana • New Orleans • Moscow • Tokyo • Los Angeles • Reykjavík • New York • Monte Carlo • Shanghai|
|Additional tracks (removed)||Rio de Janeiro • Detroit • Hong Kong|
|Paris • Colombia Airport • Ukraine Deadzone • Cuba • Texas Speedway • Las Vegas • Miami • New York • Hong Kong • Rio de Janeiro • London • Dubai • San Francisco • Tokyo • Baghdad (Java exclusive)|
|Original tracks||Las Vegas • USA Speedway • Cuba • Miami • Bogota Airport • New York • Paris • Ukraine Deadzone • Hong Kong|
|Additional tracks (Java)||London • Tokyo • Siracusa • Luxor • Vladivostok • Route 66 •|