As soon as we think about endless runner games, titles with cute graphics and funny plots of the likes of Jetpack Joyride with the charismatic Jack, Minion Rush or the renovated version of the classic Crossy Road spring to mind.
The development studio Snowman wanted to change this premise sometime ago with their Alto's Adventure: an endless runner game that showed as scenarios that looked like they were out of a fantasy novel in which we had to advance non-stop with a character riding a snowboard whilst we practiced all sorts of incredible stunts.
Drift and fly around castles, clouds, deserts, and forests on your snowboard.
Now the company is back with a second installment, Alto's Odyssey, which manages to improve the graphics even more, with a unique style, and settings that include huge deserts, immense canyons, and fairy-tale cities.
Even if you had never heard about the first installment until this very precise moment, you won't need to play Alto's Adventure to enjoy all the features of this second part:
- A game that's easy to learn but hard to master by means of a single-tap trick system.
- All surfaces are useful: you can grind on the ground, bounce on balloons, or slide across walls.
- Includes secret areas to be discovered in the sky.
- Variable weather and elements which you must adapt to: storms, water currents, rain, sandstorms...
- The game allows us to take screenshots just as if they were photos that we can later share.
- The soundtrack has been specially written for the game and it's highly recommendable to listen to the audio during the game.
- Includes a relaxing mode without scores, power-ups or coins.
Although it's a commercial game, it's well worth paying to play it. Alto's Odyssey comes along with an unbeatable quality and is financed by means of a single payment: if you buy the app, you won't have to put up with annoying adverts or in-app purchases.