Smash hit Alto’s Odyssey sandboards onto Mac

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2018's App Store stunner is finally available on Mac.
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Two years after it debuted in the iOS App Store, Alto’s Odyssey has finally arrived on Mac.

The long-awaited follow up to 2015’s brilliant Alto’s Adventure endless snowboarding game transposes the action to a desert sandboarding setting. The resulting game is a luscious graphical stunner that will keep you playing for hours!

The Mac App Store description is as follows:

“Join Alto and his friends and set off on an endless sandboarding journey to discover its secrets. Soar above windswept dunes, traverse thrilling canyons, and explore long-hidden temples in a fantastical place far from home.”

Alto’s Odyssey adds a few elements that weren’t in its predecessor. These include wall rides, vortexes that propel the player through the air, and aerial obstacles like hot air balloons.

While it couldn’t hope to be as groundbreaking as its predecessor, which was one of the most influential iOS games in history thanks to its visual stylings, Odyssey nonetheless manages to improve on the formula in every way. Now, thanks to its debut on Mac, you can experience it on its biggest screen yet. (If you’re interested in checking out the original Alto’s Adventure, that’s also available on the Mac App Store.)

Alto’s Odyssey is available for download from the Mac App Store for $9.99. In my opinion, it’s worth every penny.