Tomb of the Mask is the creation of Happy Magenta studios, creator of some gems of casual games like Fist of Fury, Splish Splash Pong, Snow Roll, Into the Dim and Cargo King. Tomb of the Mask is a lovely throwback to the arcade games of yore. It combines aspects of Dave, Pacman and Indiana Jones into a bright neon coloured Temple Run of sorts. It is a fast-paced runner which does not stop even for a few seconds. It features a weird pixelated man who’s raiding a temple of all its generously scattered coins. There are spikes, flying monkeys and exploding smileys which make this a harder task than it sounds.
Even if you manage to survive all that, there is the rapidly rising flood of brightly coloured water which is lethal to the character for some reason. The gameplay is pretty simple, you guide the character through the levels by swiping in the direction you want him to go. There are hidden gateways to bonus levels where you can be showered in more wealth than you can ever make use of. The store includes a range of purchasable characters like a pirate, robot, kitty or even a koala if that’s your thing. The store also has a collection of powerups which can be used to upgrade existing powerups to provide longer duration or increased efficiency.
VERDICT – TOMB OF THE MASK
This is not a runner where you can simply keep swiping up and continue forever, which actually works in its favour. It actually requires quick thinking at every point in the level to figure out the best and shortest way to progress through the game. Tomb of the Mask is a runner you simply must play. End of story.
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Anusha "Trillian" Sinha
Anusha Sinha was a harmless little Clefairy before she read Crime and Punishment. Now she thinks she is some sort of extraterrestrial ninja. She is an expert in the arts of mosquito-racquet wielding, being a silent grammar Nazi and karate. She spends her time contemplating the greatness of Miniatur Wunderland and the transient nature of human life, in equal measure.