Review: The Alto Collection (PlayStation 4)

Review The Alto Collection (PlayStation 4)

Race down alpine slopes, over windswept dunes, through ancient woodlands and the long-forgotten ruins of both critically acclaimed titles: Alto’s Adventure and Alto’s Odyssey. Along the way, you’ll pull off daring backflips, grind over rooftops and leap over vast chasms as you journey to discover what mysteries lie beyond the horizon.

Pros:

  • Gorgeous graphics.
  • 420MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Two games-Alto’s adventure and Alto’s odyssey.
  • Endless runner gameplay.
  • Opening tutorial run for both games.
  • Collect coins, do tricks, do tasks, and capture escaped Llamas and of course, distance traveled for points.
  • Combo meter.
  • Simple controls. One button!
  • Photo mode.
  • Day/night and weather conditions.
  • Each run will present the current set of tasks and doing all of them will generate another set.
  • Tranquil soundtrack.
  • Land tricks to get a speed boost and be able to smash through rocks and obstacles.
  • You can grind on objects like bunting.
  • As you do tricks and get a combo going, your scarf will grow longer.
  • Do tricks by holding down the X button for a backflip.
  • So addictive.
  • Online leaderboards for both global and friends only.
  • Extensive stats screen.
  • Collect coins and buy upgrades like a coin magnet, continue after a crash, Llama horn, wingsuit, etc.
  • Level/rank-after 3 stars your rank/level up.
  • Little events can play out like getting chased by the Elders or hitting a Llama of someone’s else’s.
  • Handy “this is your best distance” marker so you know when you are on a roll.
  • Zen mode-no score, no game over just chilled exploration.
  • Unlock new characters by leveling up.
  • Game select button so you can swap between games without a reboot.
  • Alto’s adventure takes place in the snow whereas Alto’s odyssey takes place in a desert.

Review The Alto Collection (PlayStation 4)

Cons:

  • The slight learning curve with how the jump works.
  • Some dubious hit detection.
  • Can’t skip any quests.
  • The little deviation between the two games.
  • Does the one gameplay loop.

Review The Alto Collection (PlayStation 4)

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8.2/10

Summary

This is the definitive edition of this game. It’s something you put on when you kinda wanna switch off and just chill out with it. It’s just such a mellow experience and has a lot going on that it keeps you engaged but without overstepping its boundaries. Being able to change quickly and easily between the games means you really do have no reason to move! Overall I honestly enjoyed this collection a lot and will continue to do so as its prime hangover gaming!

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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