Over all good game
Good game. The only things I could give as feedback is make the different traps look different. If they are pressure sensor spike make them different than the spike that are just sitting there that you cannot touch at all. Also the energy refill time is way to long. I love the game and I’m addicted to it, but $8 a MONTH just to have unlimited energy is a bit crazy, don’t you think? For those like me who cannot afford to pay out money for a game, but still really love the game itself there should be a way to attain the perks without spending needless money. If it were something like $0.99 for coins that you could use to do the same thing, that would be reasonable. $0.99 when I have it and choose to use it would be a lot better than the $8 per week or month, however the billing on this is. (Looked at it but did not pay much attention to it)
Over all is a fun game, mind numbing and simple, just what I need after a long day at work and I need to unwind! Plus it’s on my phone so I can easily hide in my closet away from my kids and play it for a while until they lose interest in finding me and go back to playing whatever game they are playing at the time. Lol
This game follows a trend of mobile games these days where they barrage you with ads and shove ads down your throat and force-feed you ads constantly unless you pay them 8 dollars A WEEK for a “premium membership”. This is a minuscule phone game with one primary fundamental game function, which is swiping. Sit down, game, you are not the Church and you can’t steal money from people that easily. This game does not deserve Editor’s Choice. Remember when Lite games existed, or even just free games in general that didn’t have the most obstructive ads you could possibly imagine? Why not have a bar at the bottom of the screen that displays ads? Why do you have to absolutely annihilate the player every single level with an unskippable ad? Mobile games these days are absolute garbage. It’s a shame, because this game could have been fun if I wasn’t being incessantly fed the most annoying ads of the century. Better yet, you could just make this game what… a buck? 2 bucks? And not lure kids playing this game into paying 8 dollars a WEEK for a membership in a MOBILE GAME? It’s sad how far mobile games have sunk. Every developer is a cash-grabbing greedy fiend these days. Trash. If you don’t particularly like to play a game that’s more ad than game, I would suggest not picking this piece of trash up. Save yourself the hassle.
What a letdown
By WALDO JENKINS
I used to have this game and had deleted it. I was browsing for some games and I saw this one again, not remembering why I had deleted it. After playing it again, I remember why. The last time I played I had beat all of the missions, unlocked all of the masks, and overall 100% the game. I kept playing arcade though because how fun it was. This game however, has very bad and very fundamental issues. For starters, swiping is your worst enemy, the controls are extremely unresponsive. Ironically though, double tapping to get a shield isn’t, so you end up eating a chunk of your shields by mistake (the thing that costs money). It feels like the accidental shields are on purpose to get you to buy some more. The new subscription is actually hilarious, charging people $8 a WEEK to have unlimited energy, and acquire some masks. Back when I played, there was no energy, there were no micro transactions, but unfortunately the greed always gets to the developers in time and absolutely destroy a game. Do not get this game, it is a shell of what it once was, and all the resources spent on advertising the game, making subscriptions, adding micro transactions, should’ve been spent on bettering the game. What a shame
Ads are the biggest downside
This game is great. Art is great, gameplay is fun, there’s two modes for a variety of game style, and there’s a surprising amount of story-mode levels. The only problem is the abundance of ads. After every single level, whether you win or lose, you see a video ad that takes at least 8 or 9 seconds to skip. And now the ads are starting to bug out the gameplay and cause a few delays. And if it were a simple $.99 or $1.99 fee to turn off ads, I would be okay with that. I understand ads are the way people make money, and you either make the money off of the advertising companies, or the people willing to pay to get rid of ads, but for this game they require a monthly 8$ subscription to keep ads removed and unlock a few special character masks. To me that seems ridiculous and unaffordable by anybody besides someone throwing away money. I love this game otherwise but they should honestly chill with some of the ads. Keep up the awesome design work though!
By Trip Gaming
This game is so fun and addicting! Whenever I have time to kill I come to Tomb of The Mask. It also opened my mind up a little to think outside the box more. When you’re trapped in a room with some squares that only become solid for a limited time when you touch them and an exit that seems rather impossible to get through, some thinking is involved. The reason I love this game so much and I wrote a review is because of the endless possibilities! You can try and set records or get more coins in arcade mode, while there are also challenges and levels! If you feel like your to good at the game and your finding it boring, you can challenge yourself and your creativity by thinking of new ideas to make the game better for you. To add on to this incredible game, Playgendary does update the game and adds even more levels and fun things to do.
Enjoy the app!
I really enjoy playing this game!! But there are two things I don’t like very much. All the constant advertisements, and the energy system.
I understand that this game is free and the creator needs money too. But perhaps implementing an ad every 10 tries would make the experience more enjoyable.
Why does the Arcade Mode have endless retries but the Story Mode doesn’t? Having only 5 tries and having to wait a very long time to try again is very frustrating and takes away from the enjoyment. (Besides the fact that every try is followed by a 30 second non-skip ad)
What I can recommend overall is a cut-down on the ads, either more tries or a shorter wait time between tries, and a new color setting.
I really like all the colors in Arcade Mode where each “level” is split up by color. I think it would be cool to implement a setting in both Story and Arcade Mode where things change color with every swipe. It can be called “Hyper Mode” or “Challenge Mode” and have a warning for those who have any sensitivity to flashing lights and colors.
I really enjoy it and would like to see an update in the future. Updating a game every few weeks will keep things fresh and will keep players playing.
Possibly some new characters as well or tails besides dotted lines.
Thanks! Hope this helps!! :)
Great game that isn’t so great anymore
One of the things that i loved what i booted up this game for the first time was how the logos matched the art style of everything else. Not many games can pull off a energy system play-style correctly and this is only game that i’ve seen so far that does it right.
The energy makes it slower to progress but it makes the player plan how they will
complete the level and practice in the infinite game mode. It also had a system that used ads to get chest spins, which i used. And didn’t take away from the aesthetics of the game. I also really like the haptic feedback and it makes playing the game feel amazing. One day when I updated the game i was greeted with a new title screen that completely ruined the aesthetics along with popup ads and even adding a membership! GET THIS: A MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE FOR A TIME WASTER MOBILE GAME! Every chance to get every last drop of people’s money was added in making the game not seem like what it once was.
I love the new map mode and such, and most of the update was great. However, there are some problems.
I understand that things like secret areas and coin addict had to be nerfed because of reviving reasons, but the coin addict is basically pointless now. It gives you about 20 coins, but you can just watch a 30 second ad and get 200. Doesn't really seem right to me. I have also lost interest in the prize wheel. It feels clunkier and the "rewards" aren't worth your time after you've gotten all the prize wheel masks. You don’t feel the same sense of reward from this type of coin system in this type of game.
Also, there used to be a nice system where right when the freeze powerup or shield powerup ended, you had a couple seconds of invulnerability. This is no longer the case, making shields and freezes very unreliable and you have to constantly check the cooldown or else you are going to die. Also, shields seem to be more sensitive, and I keep using them on accident even when I was clearly swiping.
Anyways, that's all, I hope these issues are fixed. Ive loved Tomb of the Mask since it first came out, and it's made me a couple memories. It just feels like it's been made a little less smooth, and my usual top-speed swipes have to be slower so I don't accidentally kill my self due to the now hyper-sensitive controls.
Long Time Player
I’ve had this game since launch. It was a fantastic romp. A genuinely great way to spend bus rides home, and a frequent subject of friendly competition. I started when the game was only arcade mode, and it was such a satisfying product. They later added a map style progression mode, which was fairly balanced. There was an energy system, but you could squeeze a lot of gameplay out of it since winning levels was generous. And if your skills were lacking, you could always brush them up in arcade. Now? A sickening barrage of ads. There’s an ad when you open the game, and a wonderful new treasure box system which holds the reward for completing the level hostage unless you watch some insufferable poorly made app of the day monetize your soul into oblivion. Skip the chest? There’s an ad for that. Good job buying a good game and warping it in an already disappointing game economy. Maybe not everyone in the gaming scene is as bitter as me, but the people who play on mobile include those who sighed deeply at EA’s E3 performance.
Good but had to stop...
It’s a great game! But I don’t think I’ve seen a game with more ads! And long ones too! Not only are the ads long (and there’s no way to opt out of them) they often repeat... over... and over... and over again. I actually like this game enough that I would even pay to have the ads removed... once. NOT a $7.99 !!!WEEKLY!!! subscription (compare that to a monthly Netflix subscription [an ad free platform with thousands of hours of entertainment] and the absurdity of the price is apparent). NO single iPhone game is worth that. So I’ll still play TotM occasionally in airplane mode to avoid the ads, but once I hit level 49 which is difficult to pass without extras... I was done. These game manufacturers don’t seem to understand that they’d have AD VIEWING customers for life if they just went easy on the ads and made their games challenging but not impossible.
Game was okay back in the day but now...holy crap
By Stalking cow
The developers must think this is some amazing game with the 8 dollars a week subscription price. That is almost 30 dollars a month for what? Stupid pointless in app purchases and getting rid of the most obnoxious and intrusive advertising I have seen in a video game. This is a mediocre cell phone game at best that is fun for about 10-20 min then you turn it off and don’t play it for months. I was low on data and made the mistake of opening this old app which I had on my phone and it started loading up ad after ad and wasted the little bit of data I had. Maybe no one plays this game at all so developers just said screw it and went the most annoying approach possible trying to monetize it. If developers do read these reviews then hopefully they see this and learn how NOT to try and monetize a game but I don’t really care cause game wasnt that good to begin with just meh.
A weekly subscription fee though...like really? Who is paying that
This used to be an incredibly fun endless arcade game to get lost in. Then there was this interesting addition of levels to play, which included some weird energy timer. That’s when things took a turn for the worst. I specifically re-downloaded the game to make sure I was still accurate. Now this old hidden gem is a crap storm of pop up ads, banner ads, and some bs $8 a month charge. Are you serious? You have become no different than other large companies who take advantage of their consumers to make money. You lost a real promoter and fan of your work. What you’ve become is a huge problem for me. Oh and your game has a had a bug for as long as I can remember where I have 44 shields and am completely unable to use them in arcade or the leveled mode by double tapping or even tapping on the icon on the screen. I’m never going to download this game again, so do whatever you want with this information and enjoy your creation for whatever it is worth to you.
Good Game, But SO Many Ads
This is a solid, fun game, particularly since it’s free. As a free mobile game, I think many of us expect there to be some ads to slog through. This app, however, will bombard you constantly. Expect a 15- or 30-second advertisement every time you push a button. When you open the main menu, when you start a level, when you either use or opt out of a revive, when you retry a level, when you beat a level, and any time you need more of any resource. This makes it extremely long and painful to do absolutely anything.
The gameplay is fun when you finally get to open a level, but any mistake will kill you, leading to at least two more ads with finicky exit controls. The gameplay can be buggy and laggy at the start of levels, which sometimes means the game will use up your shields without you wanting to.
Why the sudden overbearing ads?
How is it that I paid to remove ads, yet every time I open the game I get a pop up ad? And why when I die on a run am I forced to wait for the retry button to show up so that your little “watch this ad and continue your run” button looks like the only thing I can press? You’ve even recently removed the ability to spin the wheel of fortune with coins, meaning if you don’t want to wait four hours, then you are forced to watch ads. How anti consumer are you going to get? This game is great but I don’t play as often as I used to because of these small annoyances, and that’s all that they are, small annoyances. But they add up to a frustrating experience especially considering I’ve paid money for their removal. Please make some tweaks, I would even pay again if it meant I could have a completely ad free experience.
Ads sprinkled with ads and a side dish of ads.
I understand having a few ads, but it is nearly nonstop. You have a constant ad running at the bottom of the game which is fine. Then you have ads after every level (ads run about as long as it takes to complete the level. Ads play when you chose NOT to take the “free” chest and try to play again. “Free” chests come with watching an ad (surprise). Unless you play classic endless mode, you should spend about as much time or more watching ads than actually playing the game. You also have lives. I’m assuming once you run out, you can watch more ads (didn’t see that coming) to get another life. Don’t want those overly intrusive ads? They have a $7.99 WEEKLY subscription to remove them and have infinite lives. Basically $32 a month. HA! This game isn’t worth $32 a month. I played this game shortly after it was released (not ad heavy) and it was a great game. I’m glad I deleted it before it got out of hand.
New Updates Ruin the Game
By Adam Dirting
I have played this game for over a year now, if anything over two, and have enjoyed every second of playing it. It’s a great concept and the design is great and the part I loved was the lack of advertising. However, after not playing the game for a couple of weeks I opened it again a few minutes and was severely disappointed. It asked me to pay for a subscription that was $7.99/week ! That is ridiculous for an iPhone arcade game! After declining that, like I’m sure everyone in their right mind would, i was faced with a much slower app that had been pumped full of advertisements. This is mainly for the company, however it will be helpful to other consumers, but please please please take this stupid feature out, I loved this game for being genuine and now I dont think I’ll be able to keep it on my phone since I’m so disgusted. Fix your great game. Please.
By Summer meh
The levels do get harder but in a way it’s easy to get through them. It does require a little bit of thinking the more you level up but it’s overall easy (this is only based on how far I am, I’m on level 10 at the moment.) I do recommend it to others who want an easy game that requires very little thinking. The only thing that really annoys me about it is the ads (that are an option, not required to watch) of you wanna get more coins or power ups (you can also buy it with the money you earn from the game but it just annoys me that you have to watch so many ads) but at the same time I do like both options of getting stuff for free from ads instead of having to buy with money you earn from the game.
Why so many ads all of a sudden?
By This Nickname Is Taken # 374
With the most recent update some things changed with the game to make it more necessary to watch ads. If you die in a level then most of the time an ad is forced unlike before. The reward system for collecting all the dots seems to be removed. So now if you want to get a reward for playing the level you have to watch an ad which allows you to open a chest that gives you a random amount of coins or a shield. Before the update ads were optional and you could watch one to revive yourself and continue playing. The change is kind of annoying and it really spoils how enjoyable the game can be. The game is still fun to pick up and play for a few minutes, but that’s about how long you can play the game without ads spoiling your experience.
The game is pretty addictive and quite fun, with an infinite runner mode, a selection of levels that feel like a puzzle you have to solve, and for once, a fair balance between rarity and value of coins and not having to rely on ads and in app purchases to make any progress
But it’s one of those games where if you lose, you lose energy, and if you lose all energy, you can’t play.
But it takes half an hour just to get 1 measly energy that you will end up losing
If you are not snorting shredded hundred dollar bills and are actually reading this, then you should make that all the energy is replenished at once or have the time limit be a lot shorter, or just sit around so I can call you EA mobile
Hard to find quality like this
This is a quality game, very polished. Nothing crazy or complicated, just simple fun, you should never have issues running this smoothly.
And NO FORCED ADS... Very hard to come by a well made free game with 0 forced ads and no constant pestering to rate the app. There are optional ads of course but that just gets you stuff in the game like a free life or some extra coins. But it will never make you sit through one if you don’t want to watch one.
Anyways. Lots of levels, and if you run out of lives, you can just run the arcade mode. I love this game for when I’m at my desk doing nothing. It’s simple and fun.
Nostalgic and Fun!
I rarely write reviews, but after playing this game for a few minutes, I immediately fell in love! Super fun, and a great time-killer when waiting for the train! It reminds me so much of the arcade games I used to play, and even some of the games on the DS. If I could give it 6 stars, I would! The levels progress at an appropriate level of difficulty, and the arcade is stressful but so much fun to play! If you are skeptical of the reviews (like I was), don’t be. Every single five star review that this game has been given is well deserved. Simple yet fun, it’s a great modern take on some old classic arcade games! I highly recommend it!
Ratio of Ad time to In-game time is questionable
By Frank the puzzle master
Gameplay is amazing. I originally rated it 5 stars. After a few minutes of playing it (got to level 7 I believe), I noticed I was spending more time watching ads than actually playing this great game. I had finally figured out that in order to “claim” rewards from chests, I had to sit through an ad. Well, I stopped clicking “claim” and instead clicked “next level” which still took me to an ad!
I understand that ads are necessary, especially for a free game like this. However, after completing every level or dying in a level, I was brought to an ad. I would easily give the gameplay 5 stars, but the ratio of ad time to in-game time make me give this a 3 star rating.
You’ll delete it later
By Blarg gurgle gasp
I really like this game, like A LOT which is why it’s so disappointing that I’m pretty sure I’m going to end up deleting it. My biggest issue are the ads, which pop up after EVERYTHING. I liked this game so much I considered buying their premium package which would block all ads. However the package is $7.99 a month which to me this game is not worth it. They really have something going for them and I’m sure if they dropped that price to something like $0.99 TONS of people would be willing to buy it. But the ads are ridiculous and if you think you’ll be fine with them go ahead give it a try. Just know you’ll probably end up deleting it later anyways
As a consumer I have a great idea that will 100% benefit the game.
Make the diamond membership a one time fee of like 8.45 or something. Weekly, monthly, or yearly subscriptions for a phone game is absurd. Nobody in their right mind would waste their money on that. This game is great. But I am constantly stopped in the middle of playing because I run out of energy. I would buy the diamond membership if it was a one time fee. I really hope you take my idea into consideration. This will help people enjoy the game more, and overall earn you more money. You don’t see the fortnite battle pass be a weekly subscription! And they make hundreds of thousands off of it.