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Alto's Odyssey Guide - How to Tackle the Tough Tasks

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 22nd, 2018

Alto’s Odyssey is a completely stunning and serene runner, but it can also be a bit tricky. Check out these to try and keep your cool while playing this endless runner:

Don’t focus too much on tasks

The main progression system in Alto’s Odyssey is tasks, which might ask you to travel certain distances or perform certain tricks in a run. While it may be tempting to try and get these tasks done ASAP, sometimes focusing on completing them makes them harder to complete. It’s often easier to accomplish more tasks more often if you just focus on having a really good run instead. On a good run, there are multiple opportunities to complete any given task, which increases your likelihood of getting them done.

Alto's Odyssey review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 21st, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: EXCELLENCE IN ELEGANCE
Alto’s Odyssey is a stunning infinite runner.
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Thumper: Pocket Edition review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 26th, 2018
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: A LOUD THUD
Thumper is not for everyone. Even if you do like it, this version is not ideal.
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Amazing Katamari Damacy review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 11th, 2017
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: ALMOST AMAZING
This runner does a good job of channeling the crazy charm of Katamari Damacy, but it’s also overloaded with ads and other annoyances.
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Into the Dead 2 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 23rd, 2017
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: MONETIZED CORPSE
This runner is difficult only because of its free-to-play design.
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Dragon Hills 2 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 16th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TAP AND DRAGON
This arcade game feels great, but there are times when it's a little uncomfortable.
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INFINIROOM review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 13th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TICKET TO RUN
This infinite runner puts enough of a spin on the genre to feel worth your time.
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Full of Stars review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 13th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: FULL OF PROBLEMS
This game's good ideas are overshadowed by its issues.
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Super Mario Run review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 16th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MOBILE MARIO
Mario is finally playable on your phone. It may be a little different than you're used to, but it's still pretty great.
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Evil Dead: Endless Nightmare review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 25th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BRUCE SCRAMBLE
This auto-runner is pretty gruesome, but otherwise is a confusing licensed game.
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Crooked Path review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 5th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: RUN. DIE. REPEAT.
If you're up for one heck of a punishing puzzle game, this minimalist runner delivers in spades.
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Rodeo Stampede - Sky Zoo Safari review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 27th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RODEO EM ALL
This endless runner incorporates active collection mechanics to help it stand out in such a crowded genre.
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Breakneck Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 8th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SPEEDY RUNNER
This racing game has a great sense of speed and unique mechanics, but its free-to-play structure keeps it from racing to the head of the pack.
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Yurei Ninja Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 28th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FLAWED RUNNING
Yurei Ninja would be a fun endless runner, but its controls are too awkward.
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Sonic Runners Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 6th, 2015

[Not sure if you really "gotta go fast?" Have a look at our Sonic Runners review.]

Despite its flaws, Sonic Runners' platforming action is actually quite fun. Though it can be a little more complicated than old-school Sonic games. Here's how to make sure you're up to speed when jumping in.


Scoring

Scoring high in Sonic Runners has a few different benefits. First is that scoring high in a run can get you to boss showdowns faster. This is good because bosses can yield buddies if you play your cards right (more on buddies later). Secondly, scoring high inevitably allows you to collect a lot of rings. Rings are good because they can help level-up characters. Finally, scoring high makes it easier to rank-up, which can reset the number of lives you have and is a particularboon if you're not spending money on anything.