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!
User reviews: Very Positive (108 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 9, 2013
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"This is your usual match-3 game, works perfectly fine with a touchscreen. The graphics (?) are heavy though, so there might be some performance issues."

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“The Treasures of Montezuma series is a long running classic Match 3 style game, not unlike Bejeweled, that adds some slight changes to the formula and comes up improving everything. Anyone that is a Montezuma veteran knows what to expect, there is just more in the fourth installment.”
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About This Game

Free the gods’ powers and fulfill your destiny in the Treasures of Montezuma 4! This new tile-matching puzzle 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!
With three all new game modes to play through, your trip to the jungle is going to last awhile! You are not alone on this journey – the powerful totems will help you in your advantage unleashing their powerful magic! Each adventurer will have his own place of worship and power fulfillment – the Ziggurat that you can raise and grow. Learn the hidden powers of gods, upgrade your character all the way to level 100 and grab every achievement you can along the way! Unlock the secrets of Emperor Montezuma today!

Game Features


- Three all-new game modes
- 98 Story Mode levels and 69 Quest Mode levels
- Epic boss battle in Story mode
- Seven powerful totems and eight unique bonuses
- Build and decorate a Ziggurat
- Upgrade your character to level 100
- Tons of in-game achievements

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Mac Only; CPU CORES 2; 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 600 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
82 of 83 people (99%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
61.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
I never thought a game I picked up for less than a cup of coffee would be up there with my favorite Match 3 games of all time, but it is. With gameplay that is easy to learn but hard to master, I found myself addicted to The Treasures of Montezuma 4 in no time.

Gameplay consists of your standard Match 3 fair, swap the position of the tokens to match 3 of the same color to remove them from the board and score points. The twist comes in with totems and power-ups that you purchase with coins earned by completing levels. Chaining color matches will power up your totems and release their abilities onto the board. Determining which power-ups are most beneficial for each game board is where the real strategy comes in. Running out of time? Start chaining those oranges. Find yourself stuck with few good matches? Chain up a couple reds and let those fireballs fly. Snap decisions and twitch reactions are required, especially when playing on Expert, but finally FINALLY earning Gold on that one level that's been giving you fits is so incredibly satisfying you'll want to keep playing until you can't possibly play anymore.

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And there are plenty of game modes to play through. Aside from Story mode which consists of 98 increasingly difficult boards, there's Puzzle where you can play through sets of specific games (Catch the Frog, Spring, Archaelogy, etc.) to earn collectibles, and Quest where certain objectives must be met on each board as you search for the missing pieces of a medallion. The variety of games gives you lots of options depending on what you're in the mood mood for, whether it's the marathon session or just a quick fix.

Good or bad, luck is a bit of a factor in the gameplay. If you're stuck with a bad board layout, it's often better to restart the level and hope for better token placement than waste time trying to work with the wrong totems. Sometimes you just don't have enough of the right color to pull off the chains you need; however keeping a level head and planning your moves and power-ups wisely can help you overcome some of the bad luck. Then there are the boards where everything lines up so perfectly that you snag Gold within seconds of starting despite trying dozens of times to beat the timer. Sure, that's luck for you, but I choose to believe that I'm just that awesome!

Unfortunately, the rate in which you purchase your power-ups can be a bit slow. The game plays best when you have all the tools at your disposal to deal with any given situation. Later levels tend to be more enjoyable because you have most of your power-ups which makes things a lot easier to deal with. On the other hand, purchasing abilities one at a time helps teach what each does without confusing you too much, so there is some merit to it. But the game is most fun when you're fully empowered and chaining like a madman as power-ups, explosions and multipliers rack up your points.

As one of the best impulse buys I've made on Steam, The Treasures of Montezuma 4 does not disappoint. If you are looking for more relaxing and casual fair, however, this may not be the game for you. But if you're in the market for a fast-paced and rewarding Match 3 title that will have you playing to the wee hours of the morning, you cannot go wrong with this gem! Even at full price, it's a steal. Steam achievements and trading cards are just icing on this already delicious cake. Move over Bejeweled, there's a new king in town!

Bottom Line: Highly recommended for all Match 3 lovers and is a worthy addition to any gamer's library.
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50 of 55 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
The Treasures of Montezuma 4 is a casual Match 3 game from Russian Developer, Alawar. Despite being a match 3 game The Treasures of Montezuma 4 does have a story behind it. You play as Anna, an adventurer who has gone to an ancient Aztec ruin with the aim of uncovering the ancient secret of Emperor Montezuma.

While I'm not usually a fan of this kind of game this is one of the few Match 3 games I have really enjoyed playing.

+Great graphics and loads of nice visual effects
+167 levels to play through
+Completing each level within certain time limits will earn you a bronze, silver or even gold medal
+Some cool bonuses to unlock and upgrade with the coins you earn in-game, the higher your score the more points you earn which change how the game plays
+Levels get progressively harder at a good rate
+Lots of replay value if you're a perfectionist and want a gold medal on all of the levels
+You can level up all the way to level 100
+Three different game modes to enjoy: Story mode, Puzzle mode and Quest mode
+Super addictive
+Great music
+Steam achievements and Steam Trading Cards

+/-Your success in a level often depends on luck of the draw, if you're given a bad board layout to start a level chances are you aren't going to do particularly well, personally I wasn't too keen on this but others may not mind

-Story isn't overly interesting
-Not too many graphical options but that's just a minor issue

Verdict:
7.5

A fun casual Match 3 game with nice graphics, loads of levels to play, several bonuses to unlock and good replay value, you should definitely pick this up if you're a fan of Match 3 games or just looking for a casual experience.

***This review was written using a Key provided by the Publisher for review purposes***

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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
73.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
This is a pure match 3 game with a few game modes. If that is what you want, you will enjoy it. The story is pathetic. Not sure why they even bothered, but the gameplay is fine. Takes patience to 100% the game from an achievement standpoint, but that is not relevant to most players.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
45.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Really enjoyable casual game but frustrating sometimes. Spent 45 hours to complete it 100%. Collecting all the puzzle reward items was quite frustrating because I got the same items over and over again so I had to complete all of the puzzle challenges about 20 times to get all 3 reward items.
Overall fun experience, buy it if you want to have some casual funtime!
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
A very good "match-3" game which combines the popular "match-3" gameplay with a short story, upgrades and multiple different game modes.

High replayability due to the fact that you may play the game, then go back to each level and attempt at completing the game with all gold time awards.

Fairly addictive, relaxing, but challenging. A perfect game to play whenever you just feel like having some fun beating your own scores.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
[EN]
Addictive as hell !!! Three game modes: story, puzzle, quest. Nice music and graphics. Sometimes hard and frustrating. Perfect for playing if you’ve got only few spare minutes. Certainly one to recommend.

[PL]
Wciągająca jak diabli !!! Trzy tryby grania: story, puzzle, quest. Przyjemna muzyka i grafika. Czasami dość ciężka i denerwująca. Idealna do grania, jeśli ma się tylko kilka minut wolnego czasu. Z pewnością warta polecenia.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
96.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
I wish I can give that game positive review, but I just can't do this. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone who looking for nice casual game to relax.

Yes, it's seems nice and colourfull, idea with totem mechanics sounds very interesting, but there is one big problem: if you want to get reward for your gameplay, you'll need hell of luck. Some levels you can beat only if you lucky. You can get one or two nice matches from very start, got combo and complete level in 10-15 seconds, or you can match tokens on the very same level for 5 freaking minutes and lose. You can lose levels with frogs or fire/ice/gold tokens just because you won't get any of these for 2 minutes. Just a pure luck (or bad luck in that case).

Don't get me wrong: I clearly understood the fact that ToM4 is just a casual 'match-three' game. But even a casual game usually require a skill to beat them on high difficulity, and if you have that skill, you'll beat the game, 'cause your results won't rely on solely luck. For ToM4 you'll need only pure luck to win. Not got enough green tokens to match them two times in row in first 10-15 seconds? Forget about gold-tier score, you won't get it for that time. Last tile in 'Match Pairs' placed in corner of the table? Pretty like you won't manage to open it, unless Red or Blue Totem'll destroy that part of table. And so on, and so on.

That's... That's awful for casual 'match-three' game. Game that won't allow you to win without any significant reason is not a game that you want to play for fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
I really enjoyed 4 more than 3. The storyline was nice. It is a little easier than I thought it would be.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
33.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
If you're able to read the words "Casual Match 3 game with RPG elements" without vomiting, this game is probably for you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
A very good match game. Treasures of Montezuma 4 is full of puzzles and hours of fun. Easy to learn. Good graphics.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
A surprisingly addictive match-3 puzzle game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILqMDxXiPCs
Free the gods’ powers and fulfill your destiny in the Treasures of Montezuma 4! This new tile-matching puzzle 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!
With three all new game modes to play through, your trip to the jungle is going to last awhile! You are not alone on this journey – the powerful totems will help you in your advantage unleashing their powerful magic! Each adventurer will have his own place of worship and power fulfillment – the Ziggurat that you can raise and grow. Learn the hidden powers of gods, upgrade your character all the way to level 100 and grab every achievement you can along the way! Unlock the secrets of Emperor Montezuma today! - Recommended!

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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
Of all the Match 3 games I have played, this is the first one that keeps me coming back for more. Good graphics, even better music, and A HECK OF A LOT of visual effects to keep things rewarding.

If you like match 3 type games, then you can hardly go wrong with The Treasures of Montezuma 4. This is a buy!

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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2014
Not sure if that's a proper way to start, but I believe this game is well worth recommendation. I've gotten pretty much all out of it when it was first released, and was delighted to see it on Steam as well.
I have played all games of the Treasures series, and the fourth one was probably the best. Those who have played the other games will find many familiar features, plus some very interesting new ones, like multiple game tasks. All in all, this is a very well made high-end match-three game ­-- it even has a storyline (a rather mind-blowing one for match-3 game, by the way) with voice narration this time. Special thanks goes out to whoever did the music and cut scenes, but really, everything about how the game looks and sounds seems great.
One warning for people like me, who generally would prefer a slower pace - although there is a relaxed mode, where you never lose a level because of slow play, your experience points and the money for buying power-ups is dependent on making a prescribed time per level. Times are gold, silver, or bronze, and there are corresponding point and coin ranges. If you miss out on bronze time, you get no points and no coins.
It is possible to play the game with few power-ups, but it isn't really any fun, so the game definitely pushes you to play fast, which can be frustrating if you're not able to improve in that area. The times are somewhat generous, and in some modes skill will definitely help you to a good time, but still, if you cannot (or choose not to) play relatively fast, you should approach this game with some caution.
Anyway, after some time with the game, I've got the hang of it, and now even start to feel satisfied with all that fast-paced action.
And, finally, it seems that Steam version loads and generally works a bit faster and more smoothly than the early one, which is one more reason to add it to your library here.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2014
One of the better gem pop games out there. Excellent power ups and can get overly intense at times in the best way though. One small thing, if rapid flashing colors bother you; you need to stay away from this one.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 24, 2014
I love this game, and recommend it to almost all fans of match-3s. It's a very fast paced game, with a cool way of activating special powers. It's a lot like Treasures 3 but with more variety. There are cool cosmetic trophies to collect and also a great upgrading system. I'm only partway done and expect to spend many more fun hours on it.
The only reason I can think of for a match-3 fan to avoid this is if they don't like the fast pace. I really like it but I know some people don't.
Updated: performance has been greatly improved so I took that part out of the review.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
A fantastic match-3 title with as many varieties of mode as anything I've ever seen, the ability to bling out a ziggurat, and ARSELOADS of content and goals to meddle with. When I was gifted this, it was with the phrase "Better than Bejeweled 3" - guess what, he was right. Also has a Quest mode akin to some of the one-off weirdness in BJ3 so yeah, got everything the 'reigning champion' does and then some.

Not convinced yet? This game features a match-3 endboss battle vs. Hernán Cortés, who escaped into an Aztec portal centuries ago and somehow became a magic-hurling werewolf. You must immolate him before he can return to our world.

I MADE NONE OF THAT UP. I LOVE THIS GAME.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 27, 2014
This is very good Match 3 game with special totem power that you can try to master, or try to be so faaast that you don't need to mastered totems. I recommed
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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 17, 2014
Addictive and a good puzzle game! I recommend it to everyone...
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
40.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2014
Got so addicted to this game that every time I blinked, I saw coloured gems, no kidding o_O
11/10
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2014
BEWARE parents of faith: Massive idol worshipping occurs in this game !

- Bejeweled with idol gods
- Addictive like Satan's cocaine
- The power-ups are totems... yes, wood.
- It can get hard (that's what she said)

9001/10
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