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!
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Release Date: Oct 9, 2013
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"A fun casual Match 3 game with nice graphics, loads of levels to play, several bonuses to unlock and good replay value. 7.5/10."
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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
84 of 85 people (99%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
63.2 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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48 of 59 people (81%) 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.

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10 of 10 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
40.4 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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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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
47.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
VERDICT: Fun, stylish, varied and engrossing, with that just-one-more-go feeling. Games of Monetzuma 4 are fast paced and filled explosive action, with fast fluid gameplay despite a fair amount of repetition. The variety of level challenges ensures that you rarely get bored and the learning curve is just right until you reach a good mastery of each game mechanic, required to complete the game. That and some patience and stamina.

Production is excellent and it doesnt feel like you are playing what is essentially a tablet game or an indie title. All mechanics and elements work sublimely together giving an explosion of sound and colour that makes playing the game such joy.

Match three nirvana!

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01. GENRE: Casual Match 3 with story elements.

02. SETTING: The game is based around an imaginary Inca temple and setting.

03. STORY/BACKGROUND: You take on the role of an up and coming archeologist Anna, who is a direct descendent of Emperor Montezuma. Your aim is to uncover an ancient secret and reunite Montezuma with is beloved wife. To do this you must complete the challenges to unlock the knowledge of the distance past.

04. GAME MODES: There are three game modes: the campaign, puzzle challenges and the quest. Together they form a varied and challenging amount of levels, with many different objective types and mechanics to make each game different and interesting the previous ones.

The campaign comprising of 6 chapters of 14 levels. These levels have singluar objectives and are easy to straightforward to complete if only against the clock.

The puzzle mode consists of 8 different challenge types with mechanics that work in parallel to match 3, like revealing hidden treasures beneath the tokens/board or smashing the ice covering some tokens by repeating using match 3. Each challenge has 8 short quick-fire levels which when completed release an valuable collectors item that form a collection where all items must be obtained.

Finally the quest mode has multiple objective levels. Each completion of the puzzle mode sees the player move towards one of four temples each of which main contain two parts to Montezuma's fabled face-mask. Find both items and complete the quest. You do not have to complete all objectives to progess unless you want to achievement perhaps the hardest achievement.

05. GAMEPLAY/MECHANICS: Gameplay consist of your basic Match 3 mechaincs. At its core you must match three or more tokens (tiles) to collect points. Multiple sequential matches of the same coloured tokens provide chains which trigger totems. These provide much needed bonuses which can obliterate the tokens in play and award copious amounts of points to your score. Using these basic methods you can clear a level or its objectives in quick-time, circumventing the need to spend the limited time you have to complete a level.

Completing a level gives you experience points and a certain amount of coins. The more games of match 3 you complete the higher your level. The higher your level the larger the temple. You must get to max level to complete the game. There are 100 levels in total. Coins allow you to buy up to 14 unlocks which make completing level easier. These include: greater effects on matching 3 or a certain color, providing additional time, changing token colours, arming tokens with dynamite, etc. Each unlock can be upgraded four times to make using it highly effective.

Once you have all the unlocks you will still need to collect coins to unlock 12 temple collectibles which are just furniture, for another achievement

06. ENEMIES: No enemies here except the clock. All levels must be completed with the time-limit given, which can be extended through unlocks and matching chains.

07. LEVEL DESIGN: An excellent variation of challenging levels and game modes provides plenty to do and never gets boring even after 50+ hours.

08. A.I: No A.I required as there are no enemies.

09. CONTROLS: Simple mouse point, click and drag.

10. GRAPHICS: Bright. Colourful. Excellent. All graphic elements fit perfectly into the setting and the Inca theme. One of the high-points of the game.

11. SOUNDTRACK & AUDIO: Sound is very atmospheric, with most tunes a variation on a theme. There are different tunes for different puzzles. If you're not a fan of pan-pipes you can always mute the musical score and whack on an M-player.

12. VOICE ACTING: The only voice acting can be found in the cutscene at the start of the game and the six end-of-chapter cutscenes in the story mode. All are brief but top notch.

13. CHALLENGE/DIFFICULTY: The game provides a pretty good learning curve. It may not be difficult to match three titles but to do so and complete the various objectives within the time-limit gets really taxing the further you progress with each game mode. Provides an engrossing and ultimately a frustrating challenge, if only at the very end to clear those last free achievements.

14. PROBLEMS: No problems to speak of. Once you understand which tokens (tiles) to manipulate and when to get the bonuses you should enjoy playing the game.

15. ACHIEVEMENTS: An almost perfect selection of achievements from those easy to get ones when learning the game to those few taxing ones at the very end. Achievements consist of those required to complete each game mode, using certain mechanics and acquiring all collectibles. An almost perfect set of balanced achievement is spoiled only at the very end, by needing to spend five or so hours grinding for the coins needs to complete the temple upgrades and find any the elusive puzzle collection items. But they are not far off being perfect.

16. DLC: None but there are other versions of this game available.

17. PLAYTIME: In total I completed the game modes in 40 or so hours. All achievements took another 10 additional hours to complete.

18. LONGEVITY/REPLAYABILITY: How long have you got? You can of course replay any of the game modes as the puzzle mode collection can be continued until you tire of it and the quest mode can be reset multiple times. So in theory you can play and replay infinitely or until you find something new.

19. ENJOYMENT/APPEAL: Will appeal to casual players, fans of match 3 (tiles) or those who want kill a few minutes in between their main sources of video-game leisure.

20. VALUE FOR MONEY: Excellent. For an app game it actually plays well on the PC unsurprisingly. Its one of those titles worth the recommended price. Though if you wait for a sale you'll get more bang for your buck.
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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
54.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
pretty average match 3 game but makes up for it with variety.
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3 of 5 people (60%) 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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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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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
30.4 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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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 11 people (91%) 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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10 of 11 people (91%) 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 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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