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The Alto Collection (2015) is a series of games including Alto's Odyssey and Alto's Adventure. Both are action traversal games where you explore beautiful mountains, dunes and canyons on a snowboarding journey full of serenity and secrets. All you have to worry about is tapping to jump to avoid chasms, rockfalls and other hazards. It's simple and moreish due to the stunning landscapes and to a feeling of flow as you charge down the mountain, but there’s a real skill to doing it well. Alto’s Adventure is a good first sports game because it’s simple to control but requires a deep understanding to master.

Alto's Odyssey follows up to Alto's Adventure that extends the beautiful snowboarding down mountain descents, dunes and canyons. This time there are hot-air balloons, moving grind rails, swirling wind vortexes, rushing water and wall riding. New dynamic lighting and weather effects like sandstorms and shooting stars add to the visuals.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked The Alto Collection 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 2 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Traversal game with Collecting, Platform and Race elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 20 minutes to play a round of this game. Sometimes you die in a few seconds, but a good run can take longer.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.
This game includes adverts on some platforms that are watched to unlock additional content. Note that these adverts are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.

Skill Level

4+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Although it will take more skill to really perfect high scores, very young players can enjoy the feel of skiing down slopes at high speed, chasing llamas.

CostsCosts

The Alto Collection usually costs £0 to £8.50. 

Alto's Adventure

Android Store Android Free
App Store iOS £4.99

Alto's Odyssey

Android Store Android Free
App Store iOS £4.99 Free

Apple Arcade

App Store Apple TV Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

App Store Mac Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

The Alto Collection

XBox Store Xbox One £8.39
Switch Store Switch £7.89
Steam Store PC £8.50
PlayStation Store PS4 £7.39
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • Advertising: Smartphone or Tablet version of this game includes adverts. This varies in form but watching ads is often incentivised by unlocking additional content and progress in the game. Note that these are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.
 
Alto's Adventure is free on Android, with in-app purchases and adverts. You can buy Alto's Odyssey and Alto's Adventure in The Alto Collection on console.

Both Alto's Adventure and Alto's Odyssey are available in The Alto Collection on Xbox, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Alto’s Adventure: The Spirit of the Mountain is available on Apple Arcade. It's a remastered version of the original Alto’s Adventure with a new character and over 15 new goals. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/02/2015, updated in 2024

Price: Free

Out Now: Android, Apple TV, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Traversal (Collecting, Platform and Race)

Accessibility: 13 features

Components: 2D Side-On, Day and Night and Weather

Developer: Built By Snowman (@BuiltBySnowman)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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