The Treasures of Montezuma 3

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • Fast paced and flashy – Totem system
Bad
  • Little variation in the core game throughout the levels
8

The Treasures of Montezuma 3 belongs to the series of treasure hunting puzzle games published by Alawar. The series is well known for its large number of levels, tie-ins with ancient mythological treasure and explosion filled puzzle experience.

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The Treasures of Montezuma 3 puts you into the shoes of an adventurer who is on the search for some of the great lost treasures of the world. After travelling through the jungle you stumble across the ancient civilization of Montezuma and find the treasure room inside their jungle temple.

Five different rooms confront the player each with their own priceless artefact which is yours for the taking. The temple won’t be giving up these treasures for free though with players having to complete the puzzle challenges that protect the treasure in each room.

The Treasures of Montezuma 3 boasts a huge number of levels which slowly get more difficult and require you to adjust your strategy to fit the new challenges before you. In total you can expect over 150 levels of puzzle challenging fun as you match the colourful tokens in the game to form pairs of three or more. Each level requires you to achieve a certain score in order to move on and will also reward you with Magic Stars.

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These Magic Stars can then be used to purchase Totems and power ups which can help you beat the tougher levels. Each Totem that you buy will belong to a particular colour gem and when players match that colour gem two times in a row they’ll activate that Totems special power. The Red Totam for example unleashes a deadly fireball that will boost your score and help clear some of the game board. While the Orange Totem can add bonus time to each level.

Using Totems effectively is a vital element of progressing through the later levels which can prove fairly difficult. Totems and power ups are also unlocked at a great pace which gives you a constant feeling of progression throughout the game.

Summary:

  • Part of the popular Treasures of Montezuma series.
  • Fast passed puzzle matching with great sound effects and visuals.
  • Use Totems and power ups to tackle the hardest levels.
  • On multiple platforms.
  • Huge number of levels.

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Review Platform: PC

This review was first published on December 31, 2013. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.


Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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