CNET First Look
Alto's Adventure: Good looking and fun to playAlto's Adventure is an addictive snowboarding game with simple controls, but it's the artistic style of the game that makes it great.
And were here to look at Alto's Adventure which is a snowboarding game. It's a survival game so you're trying to get as far as you possibly can but there's also a lot of challenges and missions along the way. Very well designed game, really nice graphics, just a really good ambiance. And whats really cool is over the course of the game the weather will change, it will change from day to night. So right now you can see that it's raining. It's not a bad storm, I've seen it much worse than this, but the game you start out with Alto, and he's just sort of a basic overall kind of rider. He can do everything fairly well but he's not really specialized. Maya is one that you will unlock because she can do backflips much faster than Alto can. Paz is sort of the heavier lumbering guy Even though he's a lot bigger, and he won't do backflips very well, he's super fast, because he has all that weight. Sort of the basic mission of the game is to go and capture llamas and return them to the farm. And you're always picking up coins, and later on you'll be able to use the coins in order to increase the time that the magnet is available or how long you can hover. And then also the wing suit. And there will be certain missions that will actually require you to use the wing suit to jump over a gap and stuff like that. One-touch control lets you do backflips or jump. So now I'm gonna grind these flags here. Sort of like skateboarding, I'm grinding the coupling. And right now, I have an elder chasing me. These guys live on the mountain. Whoa. They live on the mountain. They don't like that I am recklessly racing down this mountain, so they chase after you. And this guy will chase me until I find a chasm. Here's on right here. So this chasm means he can't get past this, so now I've lost him and I can continue on safely. In the upper right of the screen it also shows the combos that are happening together. So say if you do a backflip and then you land onto the flag coping. And then you do a jump on that and then maybe you do a backflip off of that and land on the ground. All of those add up to give you a higher score. Viewers have to watch out for rocks that'll get in your way. Oh, and I just got hit by a rock. And I'm dead. [LAUGH]