After 3: Alto’s Adventure

by Angelo Garado | May 18, 2016 | , , , , ,

Minutes to Read: 3:00

Alto’s Adventure in one sentence:

That is a very tall mountain to snowboard with. GLHF.

Day 1

Amazing Art Style

Alto’s Adventure is an endless runner (or for this one, snowboard) game created by Snowman. Alto, the thrill-seeking, snowboarding lad, rushes down a very tall mountain catching escaped llamas.

The first thing you will notice is the art style.  It looks amazing and has great music. I got distracted a lot of times and missed some of the jumps because of visuals. Not surprisingly, the game won multiple awards including App Store’s Best of 2015 and an IGF Honorable Mention Excellence in Visual Art.

Alto's Adventure

First you’ll go through a tutorial. Basically, you just have to tap the screen for Alto to do a jump and clear obstacles like rocks and chasms. You can also tap and hold to do a backflip. Just make sure you land it perfectly!

Alto's Adventure backflip

Alto's Adventure no helmets

Look ma, no helmets!

 It needs a bit of practice to land a backflip. You can also Chain different tricks in order to get a higher score! Backflip + Bunting Grind + Roof Grind + Backflip exit on to a Rock Bounce then a Backflip again while catching a llama. Your move, Shaun White.

You need to clear three goals per level in order to proceed through the game.

Alto's Adventure goals

Easyyyyy

Alto's Adventure menu goals

You can check the goals needed to clear the level by going to the menu.

Alto's Adventure stats menu

And here’s the stats after I ended the day. You can check your all-time stats by going to the Menu.

Day 2:

The Jump

After you get the hang of catching llamas and doing backflips, you can focus on goals set by each level. When you clear a level, you will be able to unlock a new Snowboarder! Each Snowboarder has their own traits and skills.

Alto's Adventure

Once I clear level 10, I’ll get the next Snowboarder

Alto's Adventure snowboarders

Oh, it’s Maya!

Alto's Adventure

You can unlock the other five Snowboarders by clearing their required level.

Alto's Adventure llama snowboarder

Yup. We can assume with that silhouette that a llama can be unlocked. Figures.

You can check out Izel’s Workshop to power up your Snowboarder and spend those shiny coins. Upgrading these will definitely help you clear those challenging levels.

Alto's Adventure powerups

Alto's Adventure items

Day 3:

Started from the bottom (top?) and now we here

The goals got a bit harder after I acquired Maya. I spent coins on the llama horn upgrade to clear a goal that requires me to catch 25 llamas. I was aiming to unlock the next snowboarder but got stuck in level 16.

Alto's Adventure wipeout

Alto contemplating why he left the fences open.

Verdict:

I love Alto’s Adventure. Its beautiful art style, impressive music and its simple mechanics got me hooked, just like when I played Jetpack Joyride. Looks like the developers really like llamas because even the the game title has a llama on it! I wonder if llamas can stand tropical weather because I definitely want one.

Get Alto’s Adventure on:

alto's adventure google play

app store alto's adventure

Want more After 3 Days game reviews? You can check out our review of Hellgate London FPS, a mobile version from the original franchise, and The Greedy Cave.

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Angelo Garado

He is known by his colleagues as That Guy with the Crazy Hair. A big fan of Naruto, he also dreams to be the leader of the Hidden Leaf village. He closely follow the Esport Scene during his downtime and loves pasta. Sometimes, he can be seen contemplating anything under the sun.

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