Alto’s Adventure is an addictive, delightful endless runner for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Alto’s adventure was first launched on iOS on February 19th, 2015. After almost a year the app was also available for Android users.
Alto’s adventure is $2.99 in the app store, but for the Android release, the developers have decided to go with a free-to-play model that they believe better suits the platform. There are no in-app purchases that you need to buy to enjoy the game after you buy the game on iOS. You can unlock upgrades and a wingsuit that lets you string together tricks and pull a loop de loop.
In Alto’s adventure, you must snowboard down a mountain to collect llamas, perform stunts, avoid elders and collect coins that let you unlock upgrades and new characters with special skills. In the previous article we’ve summarized most of the features of the game, but now we’re going to share some more tips and tricks.
Tips and Tricks in The Game
Focus on your goals
On each level, you have three goals to complete. Some of the goals must be completed in one run, while others can span multiple runs. You can focus on a single goal, but it is better to focus on two goals that you can easily hit in a single run. Avoid trying to link up length or coin goals with double or triple backflip goals. Instead make sure that you link up collecting llamas, scaring birds, surviving a rainstorm, traveling through forests, collecting coins and grinding goals. You can link up backflip goals and point combo goals, but make sure you don’t get greedy and crash a backflip before you hit the point goal. The game shows the current goals when you start a run, and you can pause to see the goals mid-run and to see your progress. When you achieve a goal it will flash on-screen.
Rely On Helmets, Chasm Rescue & Llama Horns
In recent updates, you can now buy a helmet or a chasm rescue pickaxe that will save you from a crash and from a chasm. You should buy these when you have spare coins so that you can keep going if you need to hit several backflip goals, a length goal, and other tricky challenges. You’ll find them in the store.
You can also buy a llama horn that will show up as you snowboard through the map. When you hit it, you will see a stampede of llamas coming at you and this can help with a llama based goal.
Grind and pull tricks to speed up. These two options are best, but if you can’t do either, simply jumping will help get you a slight edge so that you can reach a place to pull a trick.
Eventually, you will reach a chasm. Jump over it to escape the elder for good. Just watch out because if you keep going the elder will be back.
Save Up for The Alto’s Adventure Wingsuit
When you start earning coins, don’t use them on the cheap upgrades for the magnet or the hover feather time. Save up for the wingsuit. This is 7,500 coins, but if you play the game a lot you will be able to unlock it in about two days and by the time you hit level 15. You need the wingsuit for level 31 and level 32 goals, so make sure you get it in time.
Time Your Jumps & Speed
Eventually, you will reach a wide chasm that is tough to cross or you will get sick of missing the top big coin or a magnet and learn how to jump.
You need to build up speed before a jump by pulling off a trick or sliding on ice. If you are too slow, the best-timed jumps won’t help you. Once you have some speed you need to time your jumps so that you leave the ramp before the end. It’s about finding the sweet spot in the middle of the ramp where you need to launch from.
Remember that you don’t charge up for a jump, as soon as you tap, you jump. Spend a few runs just practicing getting the most air on every jump you can. After 15 minutes you’ll know when to tap, and when to wait.
Change Characters for New Options
As you progress through the levels you can unlock other alto’s adventure characters with special skills. The first is Maya, who backflips fast, but boards slow. This is an essential character for beating many of the backflip goals. You can unlock other characters with unique skills as you play. Make sure you switch characters based on the goals you need or your style of playing.
- amazing visual design
- one touch gameplay really easy to pick up
- goal based system encourages re-play
- great social sharing system
- doesn’t break the endless runner mould