For me the annual act that some people indulge in of hurling themselves bodily down a mountain into the savage, unforgiving and usually cliff/bark-based arms of brutal death tends not to be overly appealing. However, if I counted the words ‘gnarly’ and ‘radical’ amongst the most used in my vocabulary, I’d have found the ideal app…
Snow for the majority of Brits, even the lightest dusting, is something that mostly means misery and an end to the transport infrastructure. To this end we tend to regard it with the cold distrust it deserves. However, there are those that see the winter wonderland as a world of sporting thrills and, as previously alluded to, near-death/your-actual-death experiences. People such as Winter X Games medallist, Sammy Carlson, and Women’s Slopestyle Dew Cup winner, Spenser O’Brien; which is why downhill dying enthusiasts get to play as them (and other pros) here.
As fast-paced and pixel perfect as you might imagine, there’s no denying the addictive action of this APO-sponsored app offering. With graphics as crisp as the virtual powder you carve and gameplay smoother than a freshly waxed Abominable Snowman, pick snowboard or skis and hit the slopes of four separate, 3D rendered mountains to attempt the runs and unlock ever-challenging ice-dodging insanity.
With ample additional air-grabbing tricks to unlock (and to purchase in-app if you’re as rubbish as I am), there’s plenty of fun to be had here for both hardcore snow-getters and avalanche avoiders alike, all controlled one-thumb to leave your other hand free to stir the fondue.
THE BOTTOM LINE
All the thrills and none of the kills of pro-level winter sports in the palm of your hand, APO has it all… including an annoying array of ads that drag things downhill faster than greased gravity. If that wasn’t the case, this would be the gnarliest app on Google. Radical.