Here we are again with another Mobile Game You Mighta Missed – this week with a game I come back to time and time again – Alto’s Adventure.
Here’s the thing with Alto’s Adventure – this is one of the few mobile games that I find myself going back to over and over again. It’s gorgeous, fun, and simple. It tells you exactly what it is and let’s you enjoy what it has to offer, with task objectives that help you rank up and unlock new characters in the game. It’s not mind-blowing gameplay, but it’s one of the only endless runners that gives you everything you could want, and does it all well.
The entire game consists of snowboarding down a slope, collecting llamas, coins, and completing objectives. While riding, you are able to do backflips, bust into your wing suit, and grind rails (sick moves brah) – all while trying to avoid murderous Elders, falling down chasms, bailing on rocks, and smashing your face into the snow on a backflip-gone-wrong. The track itself is randomly generated, keeping your journey different each time. Power ups also spawn randomly, keeping things interesting on your ride down. One of the biggest reasons I find myself playing this game and returning to it like clockwork, is that it is one of the most relaxing things I can do on my phone, and makes my commute instantly less oppressive.
Honestly, some of my favorite things in this game are what puts me into a completely zen state – the graphics and changing environment (not to mention the endless zen mode you can go into where you can ride into forever). Everything is designed so simplistically, in a super pleasing way. The colors are absolutely gorgeous, and in one run, you might be going down the slopes in the middle of a village, then find yourself lost in the woods, then grinding over a huge cliff. The game itself also goes through different weather patterns and day/night cycles, and visually, these nuances could not be more beautiful. It also helps that the game itself is super satisfying to play, and the objectives give each run an extra sense of purpose. You can also unlock a handful of different characters, each one with a different ride style, which keeps the game fresh even after playing hours of it.
I really don’t have much else to say other than GO GET THIS GAME. You won’t regret it.
You can buy Alto’s Adventure for $4.99 from the iOS App Store here. It is also available on Apple TV. (Worth every penny btw)