Alto's Odyssey

2.58
Good
Price: $4.99
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Unknown

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 6 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 22 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

1.43

2 votes
2 votes
Advertisements -
2 / 2 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

2 votes
2 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
2 / 2 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

1 votes
3 votes
Grinding -
1 / 3 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

1 votes
3 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
1 / 3 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

4 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 4 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

4 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 4 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

4 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 4 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 4 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 39 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

3.48

2 votes
2 votes
Premium Currency -
2 / 2 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

2 votes
2 votes
Pay to Win -
2 / 2 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

4 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
0 / 4 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

3 votes
Pay to Skip -
0 / 3 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

4 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 4 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

4 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 4 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

4 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 4 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

4 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 4 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

4 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 4 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

4 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 4 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

4 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 4 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 28 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

5

4 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 4 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

4 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 4 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

4 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 4 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

4 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 4 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

4 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 4 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

4 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 4 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

4 votes
Competition -
0 / 4 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 6 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 20 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

1.3

3 votes
1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
3 / 1 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

2 votes
2 votes
Complete the Collection -
2 / 2 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
2 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
1 / 2 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

4 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 4 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

4 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 4 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

4 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 4 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

3 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 3 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 1,854 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Grinding reported on May 24, 2022
in order to earn ingame currency to unlock certain features as well as to gain/skip lvls which allow you to unlock other playable characters you have to do many runs of a certain length while doing tricks etc
Can't Pause or Save reported on May 24, 2022
you can pause a game but you cannot save/return to a run
Pay to Win reported on May 24, 2022
it's a single player game but you can spend money to unlock all the playable characters, as well as buy in-game currency which can be spent on unlocking upgrades or to skip challenges necessary to level up
Premium Currency reported on May 24, 2022
you can buy in game currency; 2000 for £0.99, 8000 for £2.79, 14000 for £4.59, there is also a 1 time purchasable item that doubles the amount of in game currency you earn by playing
Infinite Treadmill reported on May 24, 2022
yes but that is the point of the game even after you complete all the tasks you can continue to play as the type of game is an infinite sidescroller
Complete the Collection reported on May 24, 2022
there's a roster of characters you unlock by leveling up or with real world money as well as items you can unlock and power up
Advertisements reported on May 24, 2022
there are pop up adds that you can pay to disable with a one time payment, at the end of a run in the game you have the option to watch an ad to continue playing/get another life on that run or double the amount of in game currency earned
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on May 24, 2022
in order to level up you have to complete a set of 3 tasks, if you fail enough times you are given an opportunity to spend in-game currency to skip that task, leveling up allows you to unlock new playable characters which you could buy with actual money if you don't want to spend time unlocking them


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Screenshot Just beyond the horizon sits a majestic desert, vast and unexplored.

“Apple Design Award Winner, 2018”
– Apple

“The art of the perfect sequel”
– The Verge

“A true joy”
– TechCrunch

“Dramatic and driving”
– Kotaku

“A beautiful labor of love”
– The Next Web

“Vibrant and poetic”
– MacStories

“Gorgeous”
– Engadget

“Incredibly beautiful”
– TouchArcade

“Dazzling”
– Macworld

“A relaxing experience”
– Ars Technica

Join Alto and his friends and set off on an endless sandboarding journey to discover its secrets.

Soar above windswept dunes, traverse thrilling canyons, and explore long-hidden temples in a fantastical place far from home.

Along the way, you’ll grind across vines, bounce atop hot air balloons, ride towering rock walls, and escape mischievous lemurs – all while uncovering the desert’s many mysteries.

Features:

• A standalone experience. Alto’s Odyssey is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Alto’s Adventure, but you don’t need to have played one to enjoy the other.

• Easy to learn, difficult to master. At the heart of the Alto series is an elegant one-touch trick system. Chain together combos, and complete 180 goals — all with intuitive controls.

• Explore Biomes. From the dunes, to the canyons, to the temples, explore a rich and diverse landscape, with each area boasting unique visuals and gameplay.

• Newfound heights. Discover secrets in the sky with hot-air balloons, moving grind rails, and wall riding.

• Master the elements. In addition to dynamic lighting and weather effects like sandstorms and shooting stars, the desert is home to swirling wind vortexes and rushing water.

• Meet Alto and friends. Unlock six unique characters, each with their own attributes and abilities.

• Zen Mode. Complete with its own serene soundtrack, this relaxing mode distills Odyssey down to its purest elements: no scores, no coins, and no power-ups. Just you and the endless desert.

• Photo Mode. From the pause screen, get behind the lens and take stunning photos of your trip through the desert. Pinch, swipe, pan and zoom to frame the ideal shot, and share them with friends and family.

• Original music and handcrafted audio. Headphones recommended!

• Universal app with iCloud support. Play on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, and your progress will always be in sync.

Alto’s Odyssey is a premium game with no ads or in-app purchases. Purchase once, play forever.