Asphalt 9: Legends, the long-awaited successor to the Asphalt 8: Airborne, is out now on Android and iOS. While it remains to be seen if the title lives up to its hype, there are a few things about the Asphalt 9: Legends that makes it feel like a polished entry into the series.
Besides stunning visuals and improved gameplay, the Asphalt 9: Legends has a really intuitive ‘Touch Drive’ control scheme. In case you are wondering, Touch Drive essentially lets you play the game i.e. control your car with just by tapping a couple of buttons.
Yes, your car will accelerate and turn automatically on just a tap. Here are the new buttons:
As you can see in screenshot, the game will let you know if you have the ‘Touch Drive’ mode enabled. You will also see two buttons on either side that lets you drift and boost your car. The ‘Handbrake’ button on the left side will let you drift around the corners. You can also tap this button twice to spin your car. The ‘Nitro’ button, on the other hand, will let you get a boost with which you can wreck other cars.
Also, while driving around the course, you can also swipe across the screen to change the course and take an alternate route. Let’s say you there’s an intersection ahead of you. You can now swipe left to proceed to the left side or swipe right to take the other route. Here’s another screenshot to help you get a better understanding –
The best part, however, is the fact that you have to make all these decisions while you are in the heat of the battle when you can’t afford to let your opponent drive past you. And, top it up with some really upbeat music, you have yourself an exhilarating title that will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat.