I love Asphalt 8. But I'm starting to realize it may be impossible to complete without spending an absurd amount of real money, or literal years playing.
To get all the stars, you must buy and max out every car. The in-game currency required to do this is insane. The calculations below were made with info from this wikia.
- 53,419,450 credits and 187,400 tokens to purchase all cars
- the above amounts to $3,060 USD to buy necessary credits/tokens
- 173,847,160 credits to fully upgrade every car
- or $5,800 USD
- Total, if you were to buy everything, $8,860 USD
Now, for time. If each race takes about 3 minutes, and on average you earn 3,600 credits, I calculate roughly 3,156 hrs, or 79 weeks (40hr week), of pure race time, not including time in between races, tuning cars, time for eat/drink/bathroom/sleep, and this doesn't even account for earning the 187,000 tokens.
Given this data, are the game designers making it impossible to complete Asphalt 8 Airborne with reasonable effort/purchases?