Alto's Adventure

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

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 9 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 32 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


4 votes
2 votes
Advertisements -
4 / 2 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

3 votes
3 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
3 / 3 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

2 votes
4 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
2 / 4 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

6 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 6 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

6 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 6 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

5 votes
Grinding -
0 / 5 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

6 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 6 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 9 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 54 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


5 votes
1 votes
Premium Currency -
5 / 1 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

2 votes
3 votes
Pay to Win -
2 / 3 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

2 votes
3 votes
Pay to Skip -
2 / 3 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

6 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
0 / 6 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

6 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 6 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

6 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 6 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

6 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 6 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

6 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 6 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

6 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 6 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

6 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 6 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

5 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 5 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 42 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


6 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 6 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

6 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 6 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

6 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 6 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

6 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 6 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

6 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 6 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

6 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 6 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

6 votes
Competition -
0 / 6 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 8 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 30 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


4 votes
2 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
4 / 2 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

2 votes
3 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
2 / 3 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

2 votes
4 votes
Complete the Collection -
2 / 4 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

5 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 5 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

5 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 5 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

5 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 5 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

6 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 6 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 9,176 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Advertisements reported on May 25, 2022
there are pop up ads, which can be disabled with a 1 time purchase, but you can opt to watch ads to double in game currency earned or to continue with a run when you've used up your lives
Infinite Treadmill reported on May 25, 2022
it's an infinite sidescroller so the gameplay is endless however there are tasks that can be completed to level up and unlock features
Premium Currency reported on May 25, 2022
yes there's an in game currency which can be earned by playing, watching ads, or outright buying
Pay to Win reported on May 25, 2022
there's no multiplayer but you can buy the characters you are meant to earned outright or buy in-game currency to unlock consumable items or permanent upgrades
Invested / Endowed Value reported on May 25, 2022
if you have unlocked characters or items through playing for them or buying them yes
Can't Pause or Save reported on May 25, 2022
you can pause but you cannot save a run so if you leave you have to start the run over
Pay to Skip reported on May 25, 2022
you can pay to skip tasks(after you have failed them several times) with in game currency which can be earned or bought in order to level up
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on May 25, 2022
there's tasks which you complete to level up and earn stuff which you can just buy outright
Complete the Collection reported on May 25, 2022
there's a roster of characters u can earn or buy and a list of items and consumables

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Screenshot Above the placid ivory snow lies a sleepy mountain village, brimming with the promise of adventure.

"A piece of interactive art"

"Best of 2015" and "15 Most Beautiful Games"
– Apple

"Favorite Apps of 2015"
– The New York Times

"One of the best mobile games"
– The Verge

"Alto's Adventure demands your attention"

"2015 Game of the Year"
– Product Hunt

"Best 2D Visual Experience"
– 2015 Unity Awards Finalist

"One of the best-looking games on the App Store"

“The visuals really are incredible”
– TouchArcade

“Simply stunning”
– Red Bull

"Best Looking Video Games of 2015"

"Wonderfully tranquil and beautiful"
– Engadget

"Best iPhone apps of 2015"
– Mashable

"I couldn't let Alto's Adventure slide by me"
– Destructoid

"Alto’s Adventure for iOS may be the most beautiful endless runner you’ve ever played"
– The Next Web

"Pristine and refined"
– LA Times

"An engaging, relaxing, and beautiful experience."
– MacStories

"Satisfies the soul"
– TechCrunch

"Alto's Adventure is the endless runner matured"
– Kotaku

"Alto’s Adventure is remarkably soothing"
– The New York Observer

"Favorite game of the year"
– BuzzFeed

"A joyous experience"
– GameSpot

"One of my favorite games"
– AppAdvice

"Alto is lovely"
– Eurogamer

"It’s seriously stunning"
– Macworld

"Alto's Adventure is a brilliant mobile game"
– PocketGamer

"A beautiful visual experience"

"An elegant ride down nature's greatest landmarks"
– Kill Screen

"A compelling game to play"
– The Washington Post

"Every inch of this game is visually impressive and delightfully charming"
– Business Insider

Join Alto and his friends as they embark on an endless snowboarding odyssey. Journey across the beautiful alpine hills of their native wilderness, through neighbouring villages, ancient woodlands, and long-abandoned ruins.

Along the way you'll rescue runaway llamas, grind rooftops, leap over terrifying chasms and outwit the mountain elders – all while braving the ever changing elements and passage of time upon the mountain.


• Fluid, graceful and exhilarating physics-based gameplay

• Procedurally generated terrain based on real-world snowboarding

• Fully dynamic lighting and weather effects, including thunderstorms, blizzards, fog, rainbows, shooting stars, and more

• Easy to learn, difficult to master one button trick system

• Chain together combos to maximize points and speed

• Test your skills with 180 handcrafted goals

• Discover six unique snowboarders, each with their own special attributes and abilities

• Challenge your friends with Game Center. Compete for best high score, best distance, and best trick combo!

• Acquire the wingsuit from Izel’s workshop for an entirely new gameplay dynamic

• Beautifully minimalist and evocative visual design

• Original music and handcrafted audio for an ambient and immersive experience (headphones recommended!)

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

Alto’s Adventure is a premium game with no ads or in-app purchases.