The Treasures of Montezuma is a puzzle-adventure video game first released on January 17, 2007 by Alawar Entertainment. In this game, the player tries to help Dr. Emily Jones, who is currently working a summer position in the Archeological Museum in Cancun. The player’s task is to collect priceless gems by matching colored tokens in order to obtain a centuries-old secret.
The gameplay involves the player matching three or more colored tokens. This is done by swapping adjacent tokens. The more tokens in a match the higher the score. Matching four or more tokens also provides bonuses to the player. Some of the tokens have gems on them. Matching these tokens allows the player to obtain gems. The player must collect all of the gems before the player runs out of time. A certain number of gems are required in order to complete a level.
The Treasures of Montezuma features different types of tokens. Some tokens are obtained by matching four or five tokens. There are also Steel tokens, which cannot be destroyed by normal tokens. This type of token can only be destroyed by matching it with bonus tokens. Aside from this, there are also some chained-locked tokens, which cannot be moved by normal tokens. Players can also upgrade or downgrade power tokens. This can be down through the golden star obtained by completing levels.