If you hit up our weekly new game release post looking for the stylish endless snowboarding game Alto’s Adventure ($4.99) and panicked when you didn’t see it, fear not: The game is now officially available in the App Store. We’ve had our eye on Alto’s Adventure from developer Snowman, Inc. since they first began teasing the game last fall. It utilizes a very attractive art style that’s reminiscent of thatgamecompany’s 2012 PlayStation hit Journey, which Snowman has indeed cited as an inspiration. Gameplay-wise, Alto’s Adventure is very similar to the excellent Ski Safari ($0.99). Your character moves to the right automatically, while tapping the screen makes him jump and holding down on the screen while in the air performs a backflip.
I’ve only spent a little bit of time with Alto’s Adventure so far, but there’s a lot to like here. I haven’t found it the most challenging game, but the overall experience of playing is really enjoyable. The visuals really are incredible, and there’s tons of tiny details throughout, like the different lighting depending on the time of day and the excellent animations of the characters. It feels like one of those games that has some hidden tricks up its sleeve, so I’ll be diving in and playing some more. Impressions in our forums are highly positive, so if you like the look of Alto’s Adventure I’d definitely recommend taking it for a spin.