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Alto's Adventure app review: offers high flying snowboarding adventure for everyone



Alto’s Adventure is a snowboarding game that belongs to the ‘endless runner’ gaming genre. Unlike other ‘endless runners’, this game offers extraordinary in-game animations, impressive soundtrack, challenging levels, and easy-to-use game controls. Developed by a startup company called Snowman Studio, the app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Alto's Adventure


Bask in the Zen-like Quality of Alto’s Adventure

If you are a fan of endless runner games, Alto’s Adventure is the perfect app for you. This game is not just another run of the mill endless runner but a physics-based app with stunning visual artistry and a compelling storyline.

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In Alto’s Adventure, you will assume the character of Alto. He is a mountain shepherd who is also an expert cross-country snowboarder. Your ultimate goal is to rescue your lost llamas and you can only succeed by barreling your way across the snowy mountains.

While on adventure, you need to avoid many obstacles including rocks, trees, bushes, deep chasms, and man-made structures. You also need to avoid and outrun the Elders who will catch you whenever you fall from your ski. If you run into an obstacle or you are caught by the Elders, you will be returned to the top of the mountain to restart the level.

Along the way, you can pick up coins to buy upgrades. You can also do several snowboarding tricks to increase your score and gain more power-ups.

Notwithstanding the straightforward gaming interface and simple storyline, Alto’s Adventure still has a lot to offer for mobile gamers. For starters, the game features parallax visual effects based on real life terrain and weather systems. You can also create goals and collect achievements so you can compete with other gamers.

Best Features of Alto’s Adventure

The artistic visual display is the core strength of Alto’s Adventure. The aesthetically driven graphic design brings a new dimension to your gaming experience.

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The app offers subdued color scheme with impressive dynamic layout. The in-game background changes continuously as you barrel your way across the snowy slopes.

It offers realistic mountain scenes with visual elements that include dangerous chasms, towering trees, imposing hills, running animals, stunning windmills, and many more. The best part is that the weather system changes randomly from sunny to treacherous snowy conditions with lightning, thunderstorms, blizzards, and all sorts of environmental hazards.

Another great feature of Alto’s Adventure is the gorgeous soundtrack. The impressive background music and realistic audio allow for a complete immersive game play.

This app offers more than 180 challenging goals. As you gain more experience and collect more power-ups, you can discover new snowboarders with their own unique skills set and abilities.

And lastly, the app allows you to challenge your friends through Game Center. You can compete for dominance in the Leaderboard by aiming for the best score, best times, and best tricks.

Alto's Adventure


Pros and Cons


  • Offers impressive graphics and animation
  • Excellent soundtrack and effects.
  • Based on realistic mountain terrain
  • Challenging weather systems
  • Six available snowboarders and 180 goals
  • Easy to use with simple game controls


  • The main character is too small and some obstacles are difficult to see

Final Thoughts

Alto’s Adventure brings the endless runner genre to a new higher level. The game’s graphics and sounds are impressive. This app will give you hours of endless fun and exciting adventure. 

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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.