Ap­ple TV

From snow to sand

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The lat­est apps and hottest hard­ware for your Ap­ple TV.

Two years ago, de­vel­oper Snow­man daz­zled us with the run­ner-style game Alto’s Ad­ven­ture, which found the ti­tle char­ac­ter whisk­ing down snowy slopes. The beau­ti­ful graph­ics were crit­i­cally ac­claimed, but now Alto is back with a new ad­ven­ture in com­pletely dif­fer­ent scenery.

Alto’s Odyssey is a stand­alone jour­ney. This time, Alto finds him­self sand­board­ing his way through the desert, us­ing the same one-touch trick sys­tem that pow­ered the first game, which en­ables play­ers to chain to­gether com­bos and com­plete 180 level goals.

Play­ers “soar above windswept dunes, tra­verse thrilling canyons, and ex­plore long– hid­den tem­ples in a fan­tas­ti­cal place far from home.” But like the orig­i­nal game, Alto’s Odyssey isn’t as quite as easy as it looks — there are plenty of vines, hot air bal­loons, rock walls, and mis­chievous lemurs just wait­ing to trip play­ers up along the way.

If you need to switch off, play Alto’s Odyssey in Zen Mode, which has a serene sound­track and no scores or coins.

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