The treasures of Montezuma is very unique type of bejeweled game that you won’t find elsewhere. The game itself reminds me of maya civilization because the gems look like Maya ceramics.
The story evolves around the beautiful and clever Dr Emily Jones who is being shown on the game menu. She has to solve a mystery that will transform the world. The rules of the game are explained in 3 pages. Very straightforward and simple instructions.
In the game, you need to make consecutive matches of the same artifacts to trigger power combos. Using the combos, you can collect all the gems you need before time runs out on you. The combos will trigger a lightning effect which will zap the gems to dust. I personally like the effect when I created a combo.
After each stage ended, you have the option to buy bonuses and power totems using the stars that you earned. Bonuses are the six maya statues at the bottom. You can use the bonuses to aid you in the game. To buy the bonuses, you need to tap the plus sign which will cost x number of stars. To change your buying decision, tap the minus sign to restore your stars’ credit.
The game controls are very simple. Tap on the magnifying glass for hints and tap the 2 oranges blocks in the middle to shuffle the current gem set. The leftmost icon with a tongue sticking out is the music and sound settings. You can adjust the settings if you tap that icon.
This game features 41 levels across five episodes and has two difficulty modes. There are four bonus games which amount to eight bonus levels. There is also nine trophies to earn if you are really that good in solving this archeological puzzle!
If you don’t have bejeweled on your idevice, you can get this game to fill your bejeweled cravings!
Graphics: 4 /5
Value for money: 5/5
Overall: 4.8 /5