Alto's Adventure

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App Store Description


Above the placid ivory snow lies a sleepy mountain village, brimming with the promise of adventure. "Alto’s Adventure for iOS may be the most beautiful endless runner you’ve ever played" – The Next Web "Already one of my favorite mobile games" – The Verge “The visuals really are incredible” – Tou... More

Above the placid ivory snow lies a sleepy mountain village, brimming with the promise of adventure.

"Alto’s Adventure for iOS may be the most beautiful endless runner you’ve ever played"
– The Next Web

"Already one of my favorite mobile games"
– The Verge

“The visuals really are incredible”
– TouchArcade

"I couldn't let Alto's Adventure slide by me"
– Destructoid

"An engaging, relaxing, and beautiful experience."
– MacStories

"Every inch of this game is visually impressive and delightfully charming"
– Business Insider

Join Alto and his friends as they embark on an endless snowboarding odyssey. Journey across the beautiful alpine hills of their native wilderness, through neighbouring villages, ancient woodlands, and long-abandoned ruins.

Along the way you'll rescue runaway llamas, grind rooftops, leap over terrifying chasms and outwit the mountain elders – all while braving the ever changing elements and passage of time upon the mountain.

Features:

• Fluid, graceful and exhilarating physics-based gameplay

• Procedurally generated terrain based on real-world snowboarding

• Fully dynamic lighting and weather effects, including thunderstorms, blizzards, fog, rainbows, shooting stars, and more

• Easy to learn, difficult to master one button trick system

• Chain together combos to maximize points and speed

• Test your skills with 180 handcrafted goals

• Discover six unique snowboarders, each with their own special attributes and abilities

• Challenge your friends with Game Center. Compete for best high score, best distance, and best trick combo!

• Acquire the wingsuit from Izel’s workshop for an entirely new gameplay dynamic

• Beautifully minimalist and evocative visual design

• Original music and handcrafted audio for an ambient and immersive experience (headphones recommended!)

• Universal app with iCloud support. Play on your iPhone and iPad and your progress will always be in sync.

Alto’s Adventure is a premium game with no ads or in-app purchases.

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Developer
Snowman
Recomended Age
9+
Operating System
iOS
App Store Category
Games
Version
1.4.1
Avg. iTunes Rating (Current)
4.5/5 stars (241 votes)
Avg. iTunes Rating (All time)
4.5/5 stars (7,365 votes)

Reviews (9.1/10 Avg. rating)


Gorgeous downhill slopes for days

from Android Guys

Alto’s Adventure is a Triple A title in everything but price. It implements true free-to-play gameplay with premium graphics and gameplay.

Alto’s Adventure is a Triple A title in everything but price. It implements true free-to-play gameplay with premium graphics and gameplay.

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Worth your money for the visual experience

from Cnet

Alto's Adventure is not a new gaming concept, but a reimagining of other games we've seen before. The closest comparison from the endless runner genre is Ski Safari, but Alto's Adventure's strength is in the way it presents the content. In other words, when you're gliding through a dark, moonlit... More

Alto's Adventure is not a new gaming concept, but a reimagining of other games we've seen before. The closest comparison from the endless runner genre is Ski Safari, but Alto's Adventure's strength is in the way it presents the content. In other words, when you're gliding through a dark, moonlit forest at night, the graphical style is undeniably the star of this game.

It's true that those who want a richer experience with more items, gadgets and power-ups should probably stick with the tried and true Ski Safari. But for a unique gaming experience that will wow you with stunning visuals, Alto's Adventure is very easy to recommend. 

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8.6/10

Visual poetry

from What's On Iphone

There’s a lot to be said about such a beautiful game as Alto’s Adventure. Some say it is just a Ski Safari clone. Some say it is repetitive, some say games like this are dime a dozen. I say bullsh*t. Alto’s Adventure would be an awesome game even if only because there are llamas... More

There’s a lot to be said about such a beautiful game as Alto’s Adventure. Some say it is just a Ski Safari clone. Some say it is repetitive, some say games like this are dime a dozen. I say bullsh*t. Alto’s Adventure would be an awesome game even if only because there are llamas in it. As for the other criticisms, I’ll tackle them below.

In Alto’s Adventure your goal is to constantly snowboard among never-ending slopes among an awesome scenery. Jumping over rocks, executing backflips, escaping enraged village elders, all make Alto’s Adventure an endearing experience. You’ll face heavy storms, snow, sunsets and sunrises, shooting stars. You’ll crash, and jump and fall and smash, constantly. It has been done before? Yes, it has, and it will be done again and again. It never has been so beautiful, though.

Controls are easy: tap to jump, keep pressing to execute a backflip and keep pressing to keep on spinning. Fall wrongly and you’ll have to start over. Game mechanics add a little more to this simple setup: every time you execute a trick you gain a small speed boost, which in turn makes your jumps higher so you can execute more until you can be going pretty fast (something that the games handles awesomely by slowly moving the camera closer or farther from you depending on your speed: genius.) Among the slopes you’ll find some pole lines you can grind as trick points, rocks where you can bounce as an extra trick, rooftops for more grinding, campfires to stomp and coins to purchase improvements (and no, there are no IAPs in Alto’s Adventure: it’s a great game where you pay just once.)

To keep some sense of progress in a mostly endless runner game, there are goals you can achieve (180 goals split in 60 levels of 3 each) and in turn you can unlock new characters. Which adds quite a bit of gameplay, since each character has different handling. 

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10/10

A beautiful and highly enjoyable Endless Runner

from 148Apps

Playing Alto’s Adventure is a matter of tapping at the right moment to jump or holding in order to perform a trick. Tricks are fairly basic but that doesn’t mean they’re easy to perform – certainly not when dealing with the first character early on. It’s satisfying t... More

Playing Alto’s Adventure is a matter of tapping at the right moment to jump or holding in order to perform a trick. Tricks are fairly basic but that doesn’t mean they’re easy to perform – certainly not when dealing with the first character early on. It’s satisfying to perform some combos by stringing together moves and grinding from bunting to bunting, but don’t expect to perform wonders right away.

The real magic unlocks with a new character after you’ve completed a sufficient number of missions, which is going to take you some time. Along the way you find your own skills improving, ensuring that Alto’s Adventure offers a pretty fair learning curve. More indication as to when new characters are unlocked would have been helpful here though, giving you extra impetus to keep playing.

Upgrades are fairly simple, with power-up boosts forming the majority here along with a wing suit that’s expensive but not entirely satisfying to use. Instead, Alto’s Adventure is more about the journey and simple exploration. It achieves such serene fun very well, and it’s sure to be a game you’ll keep coming back for more, for a while to come.

 

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9/10

A new game that rivals Monument Valley in its beauty

from Wired

Alto’s Adventure is a close aesthetic relative to Ustwo’s Monument Valley, and though Cash says he’s a huge fan, that is a coincidence. “I think what happened is that the super talented guys at Ustwo were probably thinking similar things to us,” Cash says. “The... More

Alto’s Adventure is a close aesthetic relative to Ustwo’s Monument Valley, and though Cash says he’s a huge fan, that is a coincidence. “I think what happened is that the super talented guys at Ustwo were probably thinking similar things to us,” Cash says. “They were sick of all the typical looking and feeling mobile games.” The emphasis on feeling is important. The details in Alto’s Adventure—the plumes of snow after you hit the ground, the creaking of the windmills—are there to create an atmosphere. They make you want to ditch your board, strap on some snow shoes and wander around the magical land they’ve built. As Monument Valley has proven, the best games have a way of transporting you to another world. This is the case with Alto’s Adventure—it’s immersive because the simplicity of the game allows it to be. You’re encouraged to be a sightseer, to bask in the glow of your screen without guilt because you’re looking at a piece of interactive art.

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Compelling but uncomplicated gameplay, beautiful graphics

from iPad Insight

As you would expect of a high-quality game like this, the graphics and sound were flawless over the hours that I played: I got not one stutter, hiccup, or crash. Also as befits a game of this quality, there are no in-app purchases to annoy you, distract from the next slide down the mountain, or t... More

As you would expect of a high-quality game like this, the graphics and sound were flawless over the hours that I played: I got not one stutter, hiccup, or crash. Also as befits a game of this quality, there are no in-app purchases to annoy you, distract from the next slide down the mountain, or to drain your wallet. You can find Alto’s Adventure in the new “Pay once and play” section of the App store. (And kudos to Apple for giving these games a spotlight.)

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Amazing visual design

from TrustedReviews

A solid, stable endless runner, Alto's Adventure doesn't really bring anything new to the genre, but its slick and sleek run on the snow benefits from bonuses designed to keep you engaged and a day and night progression that helps to ensure each play is different to the last.

A solid, stable endless runner, Alto's Adventure doesn't really bring anything new to the genre, but its slick and sleek run on the snow benefits from bonuses designed to keep you engaged and a day and night progression that helps to ensure each play is different to the last.

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9/10

Simple but addictive gameplay

from GSMArena

Alto’s Adventure is a memorable experience, with its addictive gameplay and beautiful visuals and sounds. It’s simple and minimalist, but therein lies its charm. There is something quite affable about this game, and you need to play it to experience that.

Alto’s Adventure is a memorable experience, with its addictive gameplay and beautiful visuals and sounds. It’s simple and minimalist, but therein lies its charm. There is something quite affable about this game, and you need to play it to experience that.

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Offers a zen-like sense of satisfaction

from TechCrunch

Alto’s Adventure represents the latest in a spate of recent releases that suggest there’s a healthy and growing appetite for premium mobile gaming experiences that don’t also require a perpetual IAP commitment on the part of players to enjoy. Cash says he’s not quite sure... More

Alto’s Adventure represents the latest in a spate of recent releases that suggest there’s a healthy and growing appetite for premium mobile gaming experiences that don’t also require a perpetual IAP commitment on the part of players to enjoy. Cash says he’s not quite sure what’s coming next from the company, and though they’ve received lots of requests to bring Alto’s Adventure to other platforms, he’s not making any promises about specific future launches quite yet.

For now, you’ll have to either own or borrow an iPad or iPhone to enjoy, but for those of you who do have access to one, let me tell you: Alto’s Adventure is well worth your time, attention and money. 

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Shares a lot of basic tenets with a lot of other endless runners

from TouchArcade

I imagine most folks will fall into two camps when it comes to Alto’s Adventure. The first will appreciate the sheer amount of artistic integrity and nuanced visual effects that the title employs and will play it just to experience those aspects. The second will largely ignore those aspects... More

I imagine most folks will fall into two camps when it comes to Alto’s Adventure. The first will appreciate the sheer amount of artistic integrity and nuanced visual effects that the title employs and will play it just to experience those aspects. The second will largely ignore those aspects and see the game as yet another side-scrolling endless runner with pretty standard mechanics. Admittedly, if the production values and art style aren’t your thing, I can kind of understand some players looking past Alto’s Adventure. Personally though, I think those aspects are what elevate Alto’s Adventure above the vast majority of the genre and make it worth a recommendation in my eyes.

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9/10

App Store Reviews Summary

7,365 from iTunes App Store

7,365 App Store customers have shared a review for Alto's Adventure. Ratings are generally positive averaging 4.5 out of 5 stars all time. The most current version of the app has 241 ratings with an average 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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