148Apps Review Summary

Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: A LONELY, BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY :: Read Our Full Review >>

As understated as just about every aspect of A Ride into the Mountains might be, everything comes together to craft a truly impressive experience.

What's New

Support Spanish language & Catalan language

App Description

Evil force invaded the relic in the mountain. Darkness began to spread. A brave young man, equipped with his family’s unique mounted archery skills, rides into the mountains to battle against the mysterious demons.



"It’s downright elegant in its presentation and gameplay. Don’t miss this one." ~ Jim Squires (Gamezebo) - (5 / 5)

"This isn't a novelistic game. It's poetic. It doesn't say much, but it says it with quiet elegance." ~ David Clarke (Touch Arcade) - (4.5 / 5)

"A Ride Into the Mountains overcomes a few small rough spots to offer a challenging, intriguing, evocative, and memorable adventure of horseback archery with a stellar minimalist aesthetic." ~ Richard Moss (MacLife) - (4.5 / 5)

"As understated as just about every aspect of A Ride into the Mountains might be, everything comes together to craft a truly impressive experience." ~ Rob Rich (148Apps) - (4 / 5)

"'A Ride into the Mountains' is a beautiful, challenging adventure" ~ Andrew Webster (The Verge)

"Lovely visuals, a great soundtrack, and fun controls all go to pulling you into the story A Ride into the Mountains wants to tell you." ~ Hamza Aziz (Destructoid)

"A Ride into the Mountains is fairly unique and it is hard to compare it to other games in the genre." ~ Lory Gil (iDownloadBlog)

"Beautiful music, breathtaking scenery, a touching story, and some boss battles that are surprisingly intricate." ~ John Bardinelli (JayIsGames)

"A Ride into the Mountains is a picturesque, archery-based, epic adventure" ~ John Polson (IndieGames.com)

"There are no jaw-dropping graphics and not a single polygon to be found, but the washed-out look of the ultra-basic visuals fits the zen-minded nature of the game perfectly." ~ Mike Wehner (TUAW)

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App Changes

November 13, 2013 New version 1.2
September 26, 2013 New version 1.1
July 23, 2013 Initial Release