Excerpt: The Nintendo 3DS has me interested in racing games again. Asphalt 3D is an interesting racing game. It accentuates the high speed crashes, but at times I felt like I was watching two Hot Wheels cars smashing into one another. I will try and elaborate on that in just a bit.
Excerpt: Ridge Racer 3D isn't a tremendous game, but in comparison to Asphalt 3D it's a masterpiece. Whereas Namco's game nails the arcade handling model, this Ubisoft launch title feels like a racing game for beginners, rushed out for the launch of the handheld.
Summary: : Asphalt 3D is the sort of game that assembles itself from the parts of other successful games without knowing why those parts work; you can see elements that might have been part of a good game, but the game itself doesn’t work as well as it wants to.
Action-packed racer with a heavy emphasis on wrecks.
Common Sense Media
11 July 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Asphalt 3DS is an arcade-style racing game that allows players to compete in illegal, reckless road races in a variety of locales. Players drive a branded vehicle (such as a Mercedes or Ferrari), trying to win a high-speed race against nameless and faceless competitors.
Excerpt: The race is on to get the perfect 3D racer out for the new Nintendo 3DS and presently, we have two choices, Namco Bandai's Ridge Racer 3D and Ubisoft's Asphalt 3D . Both have their pros and cons. We'll get to which game is better at the end of the review but for now, let's talk about Asphalt 3D.
Summary: In Asphalt 3D you power a wide range of high-performance cars and race through 17 exotic locations with the 3DS system's accelerometer, creating the most realistic, immersive racing experience yet.
Excerpt: I've heard pretty good things about the Asphalt games for iPhone. And I believe most of what I heard is true, despite my experience with Asphalt 3D . This could have been a must-have launch title.