The Treasures of Montezuma 4 Game Review
Game Developer: SPL
Game Genres: Match 3, Puzzle
The fourth installment of the “Treasures of Montezuma” game series. Previous installments: “Treasures of Montezuma,” “Treasures of Montezuma 2” and “Treasures of Montezuma 3.”
Summary Excerpt from the game’s store page over at Big Fish Games:
Free the gods’ powers and fulfill your destiny in the Treasures of Montezuma 4! This new match-three game is overflowing with mystery and excitement! Follow the story of Anna, who travels to an Aztec ruin to uncover an ancient secret. The journey is loaded with tons of levels, three all new game modes, and an epic boss battle that you will never forget!
There isn’t much can be said about the game’s visuals asides from that they’re nicely done. Pretty much the same thing can be said about the game’s audio. The visual and audio can be adjusted in the game’s option menu.
The objective of this game is rather simple. Match 3 or more tokens (horizontally or vertically) to clear them from the board. The scoring varies from how many tokens has been matched. Also, how much time is left on the timer.
There special bonuses to help making matches a bit easier. There are totem bonuses and token bonuses. These bonuses can be unlocked at certain point in the game. Gold coins are required to purchase and upgrade them. Gold coins are earned from playing the match 3 levels. There is a negative side in having totem bonuses because it requires the same color tokens to be matched two or three more times before it becomes activated.
There are two different game difficulty modes to choose from: Casual and Expert. The only difference between these two difficulty modes is how fast the timer depleted in the timer bar.
There are three different game modes: Quest, Story and Puzzle. Story mode is already unlocked but Quest and Puzzle game modes are locked. Quest game mode can be unlocked only after the Story game mode is completed. The puzzle game mode becomes unlock after completing the first puzzle in the story game mode.
In the story game mode there are over ninety-eight levels altogether. Seven different totems with fourteen levels each. The first totem is unlock, while the remaining totems are locked, completing the totem will unlock the next one.
In the puzzle game mode there are eight different puzzles to solve. These puzzles come with a collections of items. Completing the puzzles will unlock them.
In the quest game mode contains series of task objectives that needs to be completed.
All of the match 3 levels can be replayed for a better score.
[Please do note that you can continue playing when the timer runs out. You won’t earn any coins to upgrade the bonuses. This only applies to the story mode part of the game.]
There are total of five different trading cards. You only get the three of those cards from the game. There are several ways to get the rest of the trading card: Purchased from Steam’s Market; Trade with friends; Booster Packs and it’s Booster Pack Creator. This feature is only available Steams version of the game.
Final thoughts, it’s an okay game, there’s nothing much to it. As for the game’s replay value it’s low. I would recommend this game for those who enjoy playing match 3 games. Also, I wouldn’t recommend buying this game at the full price.