Tomb of the Mask
A reason that puzzle games may not appeal to some if because they're too slow-paced, but that's not how it is in Tomb of the Mask. This game has every move you make be sharp and deliberate to deal with whatever consequences come your way. It's a contained 2D fast-paced puzzle game that's broken up into different levels or chambers. The puzzle rooms can range from very open to very crowded and you have to navigate across it to reach the next one. If you aim to succeed quickly, you may end up losing just as fast, so make sure you survey the layout closely.
About Tomb of the Mask
This game seems like it was made especially for mobile devices and casual players. The monotone but vibrant color palettes are effective at capturing attention and the controls are easy to master within the first few seconds. After a short grace period, the difficulty really steps up to challenge your perseverance and cleverness. You begin to get curious about the next rooms and the dangers that will appear as you keep going. This is a tomb after all, so don't be discouraged if your little hero bites the dust a few times.
How to Play
Tomb of the Mask was originally an app game so its controls are based on swiping and tapping. Those have easily translated to playing on a Web Browser.
- Up Arrow - Move Up
- Down Arrow - Move Down
- Left Arrow - Move Left
- Right Arrow - Move Right
- Left Mouse Button - Click
The goal of the game is to complete puzzles. Each puzzle is a contained room and you need to complete it by coloring the whole floor with the hero. Every time the hero moves, they move in a straight line until they hit an obstacle, coloring the floor as they go. Once the whole floor is colored, you can move on to the next puzzle. As you move through puzzles, you'll need to evade anything that's a different color from the room as contact means death and the puzzle will reset.
Tips and Tricks
The hero's movement is fast but not instantaneous, so keep that in mind when in rooms with projectiles. There's also no time limit so don't rush when it comes to surveying the room and its hazards. Make sure you remember the movement patterns of any mobile hazards before blindly rushing around.
- Developer: Happymagenta UAB
- Platforms: Web Browser (PC and mobile), iOS, Android, and Switch
- Languages: English
Is Tomb of the Mask endless?
While there are multiple versions of the game, the Web Browser version is a level-based experience. The app versions tend to offer an Endless Arcade mode if you wish to try.
Is it free to download?
All versions of the game are free to download and play. However, the app version includes in-game purchases.
Games similar to Tomb of the Mask
Due to its fast pace and puzzling, this game fits into the Arcade and Brain Games categories of GamePix. Checking those out will show you titles like Super Billy Boy, Dash Masters, Fireboy & Watergirl, and Healing Rush.