Asphalt Street Storm Racing

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Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Overly simplistic racer trades challenge for button mashing.

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Ease of Play

Simple controls, easy to learn.

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Players can use in-game currency that's either earned by playing, bought with real money, won through gambling. Currency can then be used to buy new cars, improvements for ones they already own. Players can also watch ads to speed up upgrade process, there are occasional pop-up ads as well.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Asphalt Street Storm Racing is a simple racing game. As such, it has no objectionable content, though parents of kids who are learning how to drive, or may soon, should stress the importance of road safety and obeying the speed limit. Players can use in-game currency to buy new cars or fix up ones they already own, and this in-game currency can either be bought with real-world money, won through gambling, or can be earned by winning races. Players can also speed up the upgrade process by watching ads, though there are also ads that pop up when you're looking through the menus as well. Read the app's privacy policy in the game's "Options" menu or on the game's website to find out about the information collected and shared.

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What's it about?

Like many street racing games, ASPHALT STREET STORM RACING has you, as an up-and-coming driver, working your way up through the ranks of the illegal street racing scene. Which you do by racing on uncharacteristically empty city streets against a cast of colorful characters you'd never see in real life, but always do in games like this.

Is it any good?

While racing games may be difficult to pull off on a mobile device, this one goes for a far-too-simplified approach that's ultimately unsatisfying. In Asphalt Street Storm Racing, you're yet another driver trying to make a name for himself in the local illegal street racing scene. Except that while most street racing games have you weaving in and out of traffic as you try to beat the competition to the finish line, this one just has you drag racing, and only requires you to hit the shift button when your engine revs up to a certain point. Which means that winning is really just about hitting a button at the right time, and making sure you've upgraded your car's performance, something that requires money. The problem being that while this can be challenging for a little while, especially since you have to also hit a button at just the right moment to start driving, it quickly becomes too easy to win every time. And that's true whether you race against the computer or another player. Though only if you remember to upgrade your car; otherwise, you can't win even with the best of timing. Which means that while some people might be entertained by this for a while, most gearheads will feel that Asphalt Street Storm Racing will only satisfy their need for speed for as long as it takes to download a better racing game.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about driving safety. Why should you never drive 115 miles per hour down the streets of New York City?

  • Talk about good sportsmanship. Why is it important to be a good loser? And a good winner?

  • Discuss managing your money. Given how easy it is to earn money by winning races in this game, is there a reason to spend real money on it?

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Price: free with microtransactions
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: June 23, 2017
  • Category: Racing Games
  • Topics: Cars and Trucks
  • Size: 1350.00 MB
  • Publisher: Gameloft
  • Version: 1.1.8
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.0.3. and up
  • Last updated: October 20, 2020

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