Alto's Odyssey for Android: Everything you need to know
Alto's Odyssey has been out on iOS since February, and it's AMAZING. Developed by the same group of folks responsible for the masterpiece that is Alto's Adventure, Team Alto has taken everything we loved from the first game — the gorgeous graphics, beautiful atmosphere and butter smooth gameplay — and stepped it all up a notch while giving us a brand new story and a beautiful and diverse new environment for us to endlessly explore.
If I sound excited, it's because Alto's Adventure is hands-down one of the best free-to-play games ever released for Android. Period. Seriously, if you've never played Alto's Adventure go download it right now. and then come back.
July 26, 2018 — Alto's Odyssey is now available on Android!
The wait is finally over: you can finally download Alto's Odyssey on Android. The game has awesome new tricks, a Zen Mode, new characters, and is looking like a great sequel to one of the best games on Android to date.
Hit up the Play Store to start playing Alto's Odyssey right away.
Download Alto's Odyssey (free w/ IAPs)
July 17, 2018 — Alto's Odyssey Android release date confirmed for July 26!
Alto's fans rejoice! We're just over a week away from getting our hands on Alto's Odyssey on Android with an official release date set for July 26.
The wait is almost over: Alto’s Odyssey is launching on @GooglePlay on July 26th 🎉 https://t.co/98uEkwJA3YThe wait is almost over: Alto’s Odyssey is launching on @GooglePlay on July 26th 🎉 https://t.co/98uEkwJA3Y— Alto's Odyssey (@altosadventure) July 17, 2018July 17, 2018
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What new in Alto's Odyssey?
Alto and his pals have traded the snow-capped mountains of the original Adventure for the rolling sand dunes of a mystical desert complete with hot air balloons and other surprises to contend with.
Awesome features such as Zen Mode are included right out of the gate, and there are new tricks available and new ways to interact with the procedurally-generated areas. I mean, the developers drew specific inspiration from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (which explains the emphasis on intuitive controls) and that era in the THPS franchise is celebrated for adding subtle improvements to the gameplay that opened up a new way to link tricks and explore levels.
By all accounts, Alto's Odyssey is the perfect sequel to an amazing game that, too, took its time coming over to Android in 2016 after becoming a smash hit on iOS in 2015.
How much will it cost?
This is the other really interesting question that we don't have an answer for yet.
Both Alto's Adventure and Alto's Odyssey debuted as paid apps in the iTunes App Store, but when Snowman partnered with Noodlecake Studios to bring Alto's Adventure to Android, they opted for a free-to-play model that included video ads to revive Alto and in-app purchases for premium upgrades. It was an experiment of sorts that offered a great game for free to Android users with minimal ads — and tens of millions of downloads from the Google Play Store.
That's the same model being used with Alto's Odyssey as well — the game itself is free to play, but you'll have ads to contend with.
Are you excited about Alto's Odyssey?
Let us know in the comments!
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Marc Lagace was an Apps and Games Editor at Android Central between 2016 and 2020. You can reach out to him on Twitter [@spacelagace.