Asphalt 4: Elite Racing is an entry in a series of racing games published for various handheld systems. The game starts the player off with a Mini Cooper automobile with a limited number of customization options. However, by winning races − and therefore money − the player can purchase better and faster cars and more customization options. Furthermore, winning races advances the player's level which unlocks more races around the world as well as more female companionship.
Races occur in Los Angeles (the only race available at the beginning), Paris, Monte Carlo, New York City, Shanghai, Dubai, Las Vegas, Rome, Saint Petersburg, San Francisco, Mumbai, and Hawaii. The game features three control schemes: the first controls the car by tapping either side of the screen; the second controls the car by the tilt of the iPhone's accelerometer; the third presents a steering wheel on the bottom of the touch screen.
Asphalt 4: Elite Racing is localized in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese.