Asphalt 9: Legends

App review by Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Great fast-paced game is one of the best mobile racers yet.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 18 reviews

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age 9+

I got to top levels - gameplay is great, too expensive though.

I played this a lot and got into a top level club with top 10 players. The gameplay is awesome, but the commercials are overwhelmingly bad. Cars are WAY too expensive - $2000USD for one second grade car for example! To avoid this you have to farm - play lots and lots of boring races - sometimes as many as 500 of the same race in the same week to get a car. It really encourages this kind of thing which is neither fun nor conducive to a balanced life. If you want to avoid this (and you should) then it forces you into funnels where you really have to spend to continue. If you use chromebook they ban you if you get to high levels (they have major cheat problems on that platform so just mass ban everybody at higher levels) - forced me to move to windows to keep playing. I prefer to play manual, but its increasingly full of touchdrive players who use little skills and get lots of advantages, but it's boring if you use TD. Note that the company was sold a couple of years ago, and since then the new owners have been doing all this - the original developers were very good and knew how to run this game but the new owners have no idea and are running it into the ground. In summary, its good for a while but if you're really into it, it's best to move on because the 'addiction cycle' in this game is exceptionally well designed and compelling and a lot of players are spending $100s to $1000s on a regular basis. It's totally nuts so be very careful with this one.

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age 10+

Explicit lyrics in some of the music tracks

My child loves this game. I didn't like that chat cannot be turned off even with Parental Controls on Switch. There is music with lyrics, some of which are explicit. This bothers me but my child loves music and there isn't a way to control this unless the willfully turn off music during game play. I'm not sure why the game makers felt it necessary to include E-rated music in the game.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: August 3, 2018
  • Category: Racing Games
  • Topics: Cars and Trucks
  • Publisher: Gameloft
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.3 and up
  • Last updated: August 9, 2021

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