gameloft also, to my knowledge, has never removed an app from the store. I think the original asphalt might be available for dl. I've long boycotted glu not only for their pricing methods, but the way they have bought some small studios responsible for great games (they bought the small team that made the spyro the dragon series, for example), pulled their apps off of the store, and often shuttered the studios completely.
Damnation and hellfire to glu!!!!!!!!