IGN writes: "Any doubt about the iPhone's status as a true gaming platform -- one capable of entertaining both hardcore gamers and casual players -- is finally silenced by the release of Gameloft's Asphalt 4: Elite Racing. Yes, the App Store is full of cheapie homebrew games not without their charm (some of those $2 one-man-shows are pretty cool), but Asphalt 4 proves that the iPhone has some serious horsepower under the hood. This system is far more capable than a regular PlayStation. It's approaching the Dreamcast when under the thumbs of crackerjack development team, and Gameloft's code squad is apparently just that kind of team.
Elite Racing is the fourth chapter in Gameloft's long-running mobile racing series. The Asphalt games have been a monster success for the France-based publisher, selling second only to I-play's Fast and the Furious racing games. In this installment, you race the world's biggest cities such as Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Paris with an entire garage full of licensed cars. You start out with only a Mini Cooper, but within just a few races, you have a growing stockpile of real-world wheels, such as Corvettes and Ferraris. You can also race motorcycles, including Ducati and Kawasaki."