Alto’s Adventure is a beautiful zen-like game featuring the skiier who just wants to do their best against an animated background that continually changes the time. The game was originally available for free with ads on Android TV, but the developers decided to make the game premium only and released a TV-specific version.
It’s available to purchase for $4 and it’s definitely a great game. I did notice a strange bug in the tutorial. One of the things that you have to do is jump a chasm. That was a bit tricky, so I had to try it a few times. After a couple, I noticed my character would not respawn after the failed attempt. I would have to restart in order to try again. I had to do this more than once as well. I was a bit afraid that this TV version was riddled with bugs, but thankfully that was the only one I spotted.
The game is very peaceful, letting you ski as much as you want while completing particular objectives. None of the objectives are particularly difficult or require long breaks from what you’d be doing anyway. You can breeze past the first several levels without putting in a lot of work. The level design is very nice, seamlessly creating levels on the fly to challenge players.
Alto’s Adventure is an artistic masterpiece, and that’s something that you can really see in Zen Mode. In this mode, there are no tasks to complete or distance tracking. You don’t fail and then restart the level. It’s just skiing. If you make a mistake, you pick back up where you left. It’s a fantastic way to relax while taking in the digital scenery.
The game is $4 to purchase on Google Play, and I’d say it’s worth the price. If you want to learn more, check out our Let’s Play videos.