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Video Game / Alto's Adventure

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Alto's Adventure is a 2015 Endless Running Game game for iOS and Android, which involves snowboarding. The game allows you to control a snowboarder as they go down an endless mountain. Doing tricks can increase your speed, and allow you to break rocks. The gameplay also involves collecting coins, and meeting certain goals, which allows you to unlock certain characters.

The game was followed by a sequel called Alto's Odyssey which trades the mountain setting for a sandy desert.

Tropes present in this game:

  • Bottomless Pits: Chasms. Lots of chasms. Fall into one and it's game over. Tupa on the other hand can survive a fall once per run giving you a second chance.
  • Double Jump: Felipe the llama has this ability, allowing you to go through new heights that other characters can't reach. It also makes backflipping easier.
  • Everything's Better with Llamas: The central theme of the game. Your character's goal is to catch as many llamas as possible.
    • You can free Llamas from their pens, and one of the playable characters (Felipe) is a Llama.
  • Fragile Speedster: Maya can make backflips quickly, but her boosts don't last as long.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Izel. All the items in the workshop, including her rocket-powered snowboard are all created by her.
  • Have a Nice Death: More like "Have a Nice Crash". Taking into the footsteps of Temple Run, there are also some messages upon game over:
    "Ouch! Crash landing!"
    "Watch out for that rock/campfire!"
    "Almost there!"
    "Better luck next time!"
    "Respect your elders!"
    • Odyseey on the other hand also provides useful tips on how to avoid a certain crash.
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  • Implausible Boarding Skills: The Sandboard upgrade in Odyssey allows you to climb up walls.
  • In-Universe Game Clock: The game can change from day to night. Seeing the sunset or sunrise gives you a bonus.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Alto himself. He lacks any special abilities, but also any disadvantages.
  • Master of All: Tupa has all the abilities he possesses from the characters you previously unlocked. He has... Maya's fast backflips, Paz's long boosts, Izel's rocket-powered boosts and Felipe's Double Jump. Not to mention, he can survive a chasm fall for one run.
  • Mighty Glacier:
    • Paz takes longer to backflip, but his boosts last longer.
    • Downplayed for Izel, who has the same time to perform backflips as Alto, but landing will give her serious speed boost thanks to her rocket-powered snowboard.
  • Recycled In Space: Alto's Odyssey is Alto's Adventure IN A DESERT!
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  • Video Game Flight: The Wingsuit upgrade allows you to fly for a short distance after you've completed enough tricks.


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