Grand Mountain Adventure: Wonderlands from Microids and Toppluva is a fun game in which you’ll explore ski resorts and the surrounding mountains. Check our Grand Mountain Adventure: Wonderlands review!
Grand Mountain Adventure: Wonderlands from Microids and Toppluva is a fun game in which you’ll explore ski resorts and the surrounding mountains. You can enjoy this one on your own or with up to 4 players in local multiplayer. It features a top-down perspective as you enjoy what the many locations have to offer. Do you have what it takes to slide down as you leave a trail behind in the white snow? You’ll jump and perform tricks while trying to avoid obstacles so that you can unlock new ski resorts to visit.
Each area that you visit will feel as if you were exploring winter dioramas that have many small details here and there that make you take notice. It makes it possible to have an experience that can be as chill as you want it to be. You’ll ski or snowboard down the mountains, completing challenges or trying to race against the clock as fast as possible so that you can set a high score. With different slopes to take on from each ski resort, there’s plenty to do in Grand Mountain Adventure: Wonderlands. As a heads-up – and before I forget – you have the option of playing the game at 30 fps with a higher resolution or to lower the resolution and have the framerate bumped to 60 fps.
When skying or riding a snowboard, you’ll need to move your character with the left analog stick left and right to gain extra speed and momentum. If you’re going too fast, then you can brake with the A button as needed. To jump, press the B button. If any other skiers are getting too close to you, there’s the option of slapping them away with the Y button. While turning, you can hold down the ZL or R buttons for a quick turn. If you instead press and hold down the ZR button, your character will be able to do a drift turn. To change the camera distance, press down on the D-Pad.
As for the tricks you can perform, they’re activated alongside with the right analog stick. To spin, press left or right on both the left and the right analog sticks. To do a flip, you can press both analog sticks up or down. To perform a roll, you will need to press the left analog stick up and the right analog stick down, or vice versa. The rodeo trick is used when you press the left analog stick left or right and the right analog stick up. You can also do a pair of tricks by pressing the left and right analog sticks towards each other or by pressing them in opposite directions.
You’ll learn all of the basics as soon as you start to play the game since Grand Mountain Adventure: Wonderlands will throw you straight into a tutorial segment. Once you’ve selected if you’ll be using skis or a snowboard – which you can change between – your character will start to ride down the mountain, as the snow opens up as you ride. At the end of the tutorial segment, you’ll get to the lift at the bottom of the mountain, which will give you a ride back up to the starting resort.
As you complete challenges, you’ll gain ski passes. You must collect as many as you can so that you can unlock the next lift that will take your character to a new location. You’ll also be graded on your performance for challenges, so if you want to 100% this one, you’re going to have to aim for Gold. Once you’re done with a challenge and have taken the ski lift back to where you can take on a new trail, you can press any button to speed things up… unless you want to take a moment to enjoy the environment.
Grand Mountain Adventure: Wonderlands is a fun, chill winter experience game in which you’ll explore ski resorts and the surrounding mountains as you discover new trails, collect ski passes to unlock new ski lifts so that you can unlock more ski resorts and mountains to explore. There are extra ski passes dotted around each map, which you can collect as if they were Power Moons from Super Mario Odyssey. Grand Mountain Adventure: Wonderlands is out on Nintendo Switch with a $34.99 asking price.
This Grand Mountain Adventure: Wonderlands review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Microids.