Come to the darkish facet of the wilderness: We have sandboards.
Tired of wintry weather? So is Team Alto: The construction workforce at the back of Alto’s Adventure has traded the snow and ice of its authentic never-ending runner for sand, canyons, waterfalls, birds of paradise, and extra.
But Alto’s Odyssey is not simplest about stunning, summery landscapes: The first sport’s characters have all-new terrain sorts to be informed, and objectives to accomplish. That contains operating clear of indignant lemurs, hovering throughout the sky with birds of paradise, grinding on vines that snap away if you keep on them too lengthy, flying into the sky on a balloon soar, and getting stuck up in a twister.
I have performed all of the sport via, and the objectives are simply as difficult as the unique Alto — and two times as amusing. If you’re suffering to land a combo or curious how to easiest ride walls along with your sandboard to escape chasms, let me help you by yourself adventure.
Beware: Spoilers abound for the sport underneath. Don’t learn this except you do not thoughts getting spoiled on a number of the new sides of the sport!
Backflips are (nonetheless) your bread and butter for gaining pace
As with Alto’s Adventure, the backflip — the place you faucet to soar and maintain that faucet to pull your characters legs in for a turn — is the very best trick you can do within the sport: You want just a little bit of pace and elevation.
Each personality handles backflips somewhat otherwise: Alto has an all-purpose soar, whilst Maya wishes a bit extra pace to get elevation; Maya rotates a lot more briefly whilst within the turn, then again, whilst characters like Paz have nice land pace however deficient rotation.
Whether you’re attempting to escape a lemur or building up a trick ranking to turn on your wingsuit, you can use backflips to get your self began sooner than encountering chain-based tricks like grinding, walls, balloons, and tornadoes.
You too can do backflips shut to the bottom to achieve much more trick issues and a greater pace spice up, or proceed protecting to rotate right into a double, triple, and even quadruple backflip.
Every trick you do provides to your multiplier
Any trick you do between leaving the bottom and returning to it provides issues to your trick ranking: For example, doing a unmarried backflip will web you 10 issues. But when you do more than one tricks in one soar, every trick now not simplest has its personal separate level worth — each trick you do provides to a multiplier.
To give you an instance, if you did a double backflip adopted through a chasm soar, your counter would glance as follows:
- 10 issues for a unmarried backflip
- 60 issues for making it a double backflip
- 50 issues for effectively now not falling into the chasm
Your level general from tricks on my own is 120, however as well as, you’ll upload a multiplier for each trick you’ve achieved — on this case, 3 — to make your general level general for the run 360.
Balloons, tornadoes, ponds, and rocks are a trick-chaining paradise
Alto’s Odyssey qualifies “the bottom” because the sand slopes themselves: Other gadgets simply depend towards your trick ranking. You can use those gadgets — which come with scorching air balloons, water ponds, tornadoes, rocks, ramps, vine grinds, rope grinds, send grinds, destroy grinds, and rock walls — to help chain tricks and up your trick ranking.
When you land on a grind-, ramp-, or wall-based merchandise, you will have ended your preliminary soar or backflip rotation, however you proceed grinding and rack up further issues to your present combo. When you end the grind, you can turn off it once more to proceed racking up issues.
TIP: When you purchase the wingsuit, you too can use it to chain tricks through heading off the bottom, or sending your personality again up into the sky to do extra soar rotations.
For example, if I did a backflip right into a wall grind, wall jumped onto a balloon grind, then backflipped off of that, my ranking would seem like this:
- 10 issues for a unmarried backflip
- 5 issues in step with meter of wall grind (let’s assume 35 issues general)
- 20 issues for a wall soar
- 5 issues in step with meter of balloon grind (40 issues general)
- 10 issues for a unmarried backflip
That’d give me 115 issues for the uncooked tricks sooner than including a 5x multiplier, bringing me to 575.
But the most productive trick-chaining pieces within the sport are arguably Odyssey’s balloons, tornadoes, rocks, and water ponds. Unlike grinds, you shouldn’t have to land on them along with your board — you can soar off their floor (or, relating to ponds, slingshot throughout the water) going through any manner you make a selection.
Bouncing off this stuff may not finish your backflip or soar chain, even supposing you in brief let pass of your tap-and-hold — you can re-hold to proceed no matter rotation you have been on. For example, if I did a double backflip off a cliff, landed on a balloon, and turned around two extra instances sooner than touchdown again at the sand, it could seem like this:
- 10 issues for a unmarried backflip
- 60 issues for making it a double
- 60 issues for bouncing on a balloon
- 200 issues for a triple backflip
- 600 issues for a quadruple backflip
That’s 930 issues uncooked, and the 5x multiplier makes it a complete 4650 trick ranking. Not too shabby for what in a different way would were two double backflips!
Though Alto caps its ranking for backflips at quadruples, you can proceed to rack up particular person backflip ratings after that preliminary burst — I have racked up 20x multipliers from a well-chained collection of balloons and backflips sooner than.
Use the day and setting to your benefit
Alto’s Odyssey, like its predecessor, has time cross as you sandboard throughout the wilderness. In addition to particular achievements for sandboarding via a complete day and evening, you’ll get a one-off addition of 1000 issues to your trick ranking each time you witness a break of day. If you’re attempting to opt for a prime ranking, timing your runs with the emerging of the solar could be a large benefit.
Odyssey additionally provides issues on the finish of the sport for what number of landscapes (or, as the sport calls them, “biomes”) you’ve witnessed, in addition to what number of chasms you’ve jumped all over your run.
Learn your characters
All the characters from Alto’s Adventure are again to sandboard their manner via Odyssey, at the side of a brand new wilderness good friend, Sumara, whom you’ll meet after attaining stage 51. Each of them has particular strengths and weaknesses, and you can reach positive objectives extra simply through concentrated on your runs with particular characters.
Maya (and Sumara) are the most productive at backflipping shut to the bottom
Because each Maya and Sumara have fast rotation on their flips, you can use them to get the coveted “backflipping shut to the bottom” purpose early on within the sport: On the primary few hills, faucet to soar about 5m sooner than height of the dune; those jumps will let your personality’s head come inside 8 meters of the bottom, netting you a pleasant 300 issues and getting the purpose, to boot.
Maya (and Alto, too) could also be a really perfect select for objectives that require precision: Because of her slower sandboarding pace, you is also in a position to spot pieces (like tremendous cash) upfront and line up your tricks accordingly to snatch that purpose.
Paz can damage more than one rocks briefly (and soar on them, too)
What Paz lacks in rotational pace, the larger boarder makes up in natural floor pace. Once you get him grinding — particularly on rock walls and balloons — he’s going to fly down the map, making him a really perfect candidate for destroying more than one rocks briefly (or bouncing on them).
Izel provides versatility
Izel, offered at stage 31, is liable for the entire units you should buy (with digital cash simplest, fortunately — no in-app purchases to be discovered right here) within the Workshop. She’s additionally one of probably the most flexible characters within the sport: She can turn sooner than Alto and Paz, outspeed Maya together with her rocket sandboard, and she has the most productive wingsuit regulate of any personality within the sport. (No marvel: She invented it.)
Felipe and Sumara can escape sticky eventualities with a double soar
Before rotating for a turn, each Felipe and Sumara can lengthen their air at any time with a 2d faucet to double soar. It’s an effective way to time a rock soar or kiss the rail on a grind — in addition to save your self from virtually positive annihilation falling right into a chasm.
Sumara brings the most productive of the entire characters in combination (and lemurs do not malicious program her)
The latest member of Alto’s cadre, Sumara unlocks at Level 51 and combines the fast turn abilities of Maya with Izel’s versatility and Felipe’s double-jump. In addition, whilst Sumara’s tricks will worsen the lemurs who are living within the wilderness, they may not in fact assault her board, giving you the liberty to take your time among the wilderness flora and fauna.
Jump child soar (to steer clear of lemurs)
Speaking of lemurs: The Elders of Alto’s mountain village would possibly not have made the trek to the wilderness, however of their position you’ll in finding some flora and fauna now not too delighted to have sandboarders losing into their environs.
Like the Elders sooner than them, lemurs pop up each few thousand meters you snowboard. Unlike Elders, lemurs can soar and run on grinds: You cannot relaxation for your laurels (or balloon traces) when one’s chasing you.
The easiest manner to briefly construct pace to flee a lemur is with fast backflips, however you can chain tricks to get an excellent larger spice up. Just watch out of grinding too lengthy if a lemur is in shut pursuit — they’re going to soar for your board to put an instantaneous forestall your run.
One of the techniques you can dodge lemurs even supposing your backflipping talent is not nice is to out-jump them — if it is beginning to get too shut for convenience, wait till the lemur begins to jump within the air, then soar your self. If you get the timing proper, the lemur will slightly fail to spot grabbing your board; from there, you can confidently pull off a trick to regain your pace.
Drop the vine grind sooner than it drops you
One of the brand new additions to Odyssey is Vine grinds. Like the flag grinds of Alto’s Adventure, vines are hoisted within the air on quite a lot of sorts of poles and bushes; not like the ones flag grinds, the vines can smash as soon as you’re driving on them for a undeniable time frame. Alto’s haptic comments and sound results are each key right here — you can really feel and pay attention the vine get started to give manner, and if you need to save your combo, you can briefly soar to the following grind or turn off sooner than you get dumped into the sand.
Wall grinds are all about the ones faucets
Wall grinding is the most important gameplay trade in Odyssey, permitting avid gamers to turn their forums and vertically ride canyons directly up, over chasms, and at angles. It’s somewhat trickier to grasp than directly backflips, however the combo probabilities make those new tricks utterly value it.
To get started, you’ll want to select up a sandboard from Izel’s workshop — it is going to price you 750 cash, which you must be in a position to earn relatively briefly for your opening runs.
Release early and faucet to grasp the wall grind
Grinding in opposition to a wall or canyon is lovely simple: Once you soar onto it, maintain your finger down (like you would possibly all over a backflip) till you achieve the tip of the wall.
But to in reality grasp canyon grinding, you’ll need to get regulate of the wall soar — an extra 20-point trick awarded when you preemptively take away your finger off the display to finish a wall grind sooner than the wall is completed. Wall leaping will give you a small spice up of momentum upward that you can both change into a backflip or use to snatch the wall once more and ride even upper.
Wall leaping may also be in particular efficient as a result of it is one of the quickest techniques to get a handy guide a rough combo ranking: You can soar and snatch onto a wall more than one instances with a tap-hold-tap-hold-tap-hold aggregate of your hands, racking up loopy multipliers within the procedure.
Practice wall grinding within the instructional
My easiest recommendation for wall grinding? Play the academic stage more than one instances after buying your sandboard. You can get right of entry to the academic ranges at any time with out resetting your development through doing the next:
- Tap the Menu button from the primary display.
- Select the Settings tab.
- Scroll down to the Replay Tutorials segment and faucet on Sandboard.
You will not be able to development within the instructional till you’ve finished the trick, however after your preliminary run, you can use this sport mode to apply more than one wall jumps till you really feel pleased with the ability.
Use wall jumps to escape chasms with out pace — or at the downslope
Like wingsuiting, wall grinds have an arc to them: If you get started low, you’ll ride up the wall, then slowly arc downward. You can preempt this arc through proceeding to wall soar and re-grind, but when you in finding your self at the downslope, you too can use wall leaping to achieve just a bit bit extra air.
This trick is particularly efficient when crossing chasms that get started you low and finish prime: The perspective frequently is not proper for you to merely ride a wall from the beginning of a chasm to its finish. Instead, use wall jumps mid-ride to stay your momentum and arc above the chasm’s edge to land at the sand dunes as an alternative of a rocky backside.
Buy the wingsuit to save your pores and skin from tough rock walls and chasms
The wingsuit is your easiest secret weapon within the sport: Available for 7500 in-game cash from Izel’s Workshop, you can turn on a glider mode that we could you swoop and loop-de-loop your manner throughout the wilderness skies. Each participant has a quite other wingsuit, with Izel’s — a freakin’ rocket pack — because the simple easiest.
After you earn the wingsuit through pulling off a collection choice of tricks in a time frame, you can faucet or 3-D Touch to turn on it at any time. How lengthy that wingsuit lasts is determined by its gas stage — you’ll get started at Level 0, however you should buy five extra upgrades to lengthen its time for 1000-15,000 in-game cash, respectively.
An 8x combo or extra will turn on the wingsuit
By default, the wingsuit will turn on after you pull off a collection choice of tricks in a undeniable time frame, however you can accelerate that procedure through pulling off a trick combo with an 8x or extra multiplier.
Land mixtures of 7x or much less sooner than the wingsuit timer runs out to refresh it
Additionally, you can refresh the gas on a used wingsuit through touchdown mixtures with 1-7x multipliers sooner than the wingsuit runs utterly out. (If you cannot land an 8x combo, make sure that to finish your trick chain sooner than your wingsuit timer ends, or you’ll have to earn all of it over once more.)
Turn off 3-D Touch for tremendous regulate
3-D Touch lets in you to simply transfer between wingsuiting and common gameplay with simply one hand, however whilst it is nice to get into the go well with, further 3-D Touch movements to finish it could every now and then be tough. Instead, I favor disabling the function if I do know I need tremendous regulate over the wingsuit. You can do this through visiting the Menu button, then unchecking the 3-D Touch field from the Settings display.
Fly inside 8 meters of the bottom for bonus trick issues
Want to rack up your general trick issues ranking? Proximity flying, or flying inside 8 meters of the sand, will give you ongoing issues. It’s now not not like grinding, and you’ll see sand results, pay attention particular sounds, and really feel positive haptics if you’ve induced it.
Use the Wingsuit to fly with Birds of Paradise
During your run, you would possibly disturb every other flora and fauna, despite the fact that they may not be rather so testy because the lemurs. Your moderate vine-dwelling birds will merely fly away, however a couple of desert-native Birds of Paradise will observe and fly with you all over your run. You may even fly throughout the sky with them if you turn on your wingsuit whilst you have a chook better half.
Buy the Compass to focal point your tricks in a particular biome
New to Odyssey is the 4000-coin Compass, which we could you transfer between the sport’s quite a lot of biomes after paying a 1000-coin price. (Think of it like your personal non-public short-haul scorching air balloon.)
Because every biome has particular options to it, positive objectives would possibly simplest be achievable in that house. For example, you’ll in finding wall-grinding essentially in The Canyons, whilst the Temples are stuffed with balloons and destroy grinds; the Dunes have a mixture of waterfalls, ponds, and vine grinds.
I hardly ever use the Compass since the biomes robotically cycle via every different each 4000-6000 meters or so, however it has turn out to be useful for a couple of objectives (like wall driving five canyons in a row).
Check out the workshop’s different toys
In addition to the Compass, Sandboard, and Wingsuit, Izel provides various different helpful units for the sandboarding explorer:
- The Magnet Timer: A holdover from the primary sport, the magnet robotically pulls cash at the sand your manner. You can improve it six ranges beginning with a 250-coin acquire; the entire improve will price you 16,750.
- The Lotus Timer: This sparkling pink merchandise is a reconsider of the Feather from Alto’s Adventure — it we could you hover quite above the bottom and helps to keep you immune to falls; it additionally robotically explodes any rocks for your trail. Like the Magnet, you can improve the Lotus beginning at 250 cash, with a complete improve price of 16,750.
- The Mysterious Radio and Signal Amplifier: If loot is your concept of a great time, take a look at the 5000-coin Mysterious Radio. When you select it up on a run, it sends out a beacon that calls down plenty of peculiar inexperienced crates. Smash them open, and you’ll in finding cash, Magnet Timers, and extra. You can use the Signal Amplifier to ranking much more crates for your runs; one stage will price you 500 cash, whilst the overall improve will price 9000.
- The Helmet: Worried about wrecking an all-time easiest scoring run with an unwieldy crash? Pick up a one-use helmet to save your self from a unmarried screw-up at the sand for 1500 in-game cash.
- Chasm Rescue: Like the helmet, you can save your self one time from inadvertently falling down a chasm with this one-use 3000-coin device.
Leave the menu display open for a wonderful ambient screensaver
Okay, so this is not actually an in-game trick, however it is nonetheless pretty: If you depart the primary menu display open on Alto’s Adventure for a couple of moments, the on-screen pieces will fade away, leaving the artwork of Alto’s primary display to shift via day and evening, storms and sunrises, all with Monument Valley II composer Todd Baker‘s stunning ambient soundscape.
Want recommendation on touchdown a particular purpose? I have performed all of the sport and am more than pleased to help.