Alto's AdventureOfficial Waldo Score 9.1/10

9.1out of 10
Official Waldo Review

This game is an amazing example of why I got myself into this business and why I taught myself to program when I was only 9 years old. This game is a piece of art from top to bottom. Every detail of this game from the menu to the actual gameplay is incredibly thoughtout. The music and sound effects are subtle but perfect for this sort of endless adventure. This game could have easily been a game that could get boring after a day, but with the added value of "goals" has me playing for weeks if not months. This game is as close to getting a perfect score as I might ever give. If you haven't played this game yet - download it now. It's worth every cent.

Rating Summary

UI Design
UX Design (UX)
Game Design
Learning Curve
Difficulty Progression
Playtime Longevity
Sound Design
Fun
Concept Originality
Post Production

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Alto's Adventure
Alto's Adventure
Alto's Adventure
Alto's Adventure

Game Description

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.


Rating Breakdown

This game was given a score of 9.1/10 which is good. Anything above a 5.0 is considered a great game. Below is a breakdown of the elements that were factored into the rating for this game. Even though Waldo's reviews are based on personal opinion, each game's rating follows a strict confidential rubric system for fairness.

User Interface Design (UI)
The user interface is so clean, organized and yet beautiful. It allows for a clear understanding, while also providing a smooth transition right into the game.
User Experience Design (UX)
User experience is flawless.
Game Design
This is one of the most beautiful games I've ever played. The characters, the levels, the background scenery that changes from day to night and from sunny to rainy. This is so well done that even though the levels are generated randomly, you could never tell. They are pieced together so perfectly.
Learning Curve
The game was easy to figure out and started off with a game play style tutorial. The one button controls make this game incredibly easy to understand and jump into.
Difficulty Progression
The difficulty is so smooth in this game. At no point did I find myself bored or frustrated because it was too easy or too hard. You just find yourself enjoying the adventure. The goals that you are given before the start of each level are well thought out and easy to accomplish, but add to the gameplay. This is one of those games that its easy to play, but difficult to master.
Playtime Longevity
This is a classic example of taking a simple game and adding something that makes you want to play for months instead of days. The added value of the goals, gives you a reason to keep playing. They are easy enough to accomplish, but fun enough to want to conquer. Plus as you unlock new characters, you really start to enjoy new tricks and experiences.
Sound Design
Well thought out, endless just like the game and subtle. Perfect!
Fun
So much fun that you can not stop playing for hours, in fact when you do put it down, it is because of another reason (low battery, need to eat, use bathroom) all you can think about is how fun the game is.
Concept Originality
The concept is not that original, but it is so well done in so many other categories that it doesn't matter. Just because there are other games that might have done this before, Alto's Adventure is the best one to ever do it.
Post Production
Post production contains a well written description, screenshots, video and icon design.
Alto's Adventure
A serene snowboarding odyssey
$4.99
Version: 1.5.1

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Andrew "Waldo" Webster

  • Programmer, Creator, Designer
  • Lefty Games
  • From Savannah, Georgia

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