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Published on April 30th, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner


Two of the year’s best Apple TV games get important updates

Sometimes even the best games have to work through a few problems. Such is the case Hyperforma and Alto’s Odyssey, both of which were released for Apple TV within the past couple of months. Over the weekend, each game received an update with new features and fixes for some potentially significant problems with gameplay.


Hyperforma’s fresh take on classic arcade mechanics tasks players with hacking into an ancient network to uncover the secrets of a vanished civilization.


This weekend’s v1.12 update from developer Nord Unit makes the task a bit easier by presenting two difficulty modes between which the player can switch at any time. The update also comes with:

  • New modules and various balance fixes
  • More Game Center achievements
  • The addition of a Restart Level button to the game menu
  • Minor UI improvements and bug fixes

Hyperforma is available now in the App Store for $3.99 with no in-app purchases.

Alto’s Odyssey

If you enjoyed this sequel to Alto’s Adventure up to a certain point, here’s your chance to begin enjoying it again.

Alto's Odyssey

Alto’s Odyssey provides an endless sandboarding journey in which players:

Soar above windswept dunes, traverse thrilling canyons, and explore long-hidden temples in a fantastical place far from home.

Along the way, you’ll grind across vines, bounce atop hot air balloons, ride towering rock walls, and escape mischievous lemurs – all while uncovering the desert’s many mysteries.

The v1.0.4 update from Team Alto addresses a few very specific lingering issues:

  • Game Center Achievements – Distance and goal-based achievements weren’t properly registering for players who had completed them. They should be now. This includes retroactive credit for achievements earned.
  • Goal 1, Level 53 – The logic for this goal wrongly required players to be wearing the wingsuit, but the goal text didn’t mention that. As such, Team Alto has removed the requirement.
  • Trick point issues – In order to bring more balance to earning a high score, the developers have prevented the Wall Jump trick from triggering more than once on the same wall surface.

So, there you go. If you weren’t able to get past level 53, you ‘ll now be able to progress.

Alto’s Odyssey is available now in the App Store for $4.99 with no in-app purchases.

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About the Author

has been writing for the Apple web since 1997, having served as editor of Applelinks and the Technology Tell Apple Channel. In addition to his work with BEST Apple TV, Kirk currently contributes to Mac Gamer HQ and Pure Nintendo. He lives with his wife and three children in small-town Ohio where the land is cheap and the air is (relatively) clean.

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