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Treasure Temples Review

Game: Treasure Temples
Genre: Puzzle
System: Nintendo Switch (also on Steam (Windows, macOS))
Developers | Publishers: GAMEDIA
Age Rating: US E | EU 3+
Price: US $7.99 | UK £5.99 | EU € 6,99
Release Date: February 3rd, 2022

Review code used, with many thanks to GAMEDIA.

Netherlands based Gamedia have released Treasure Temples on the Nintendo Switch. I reviewed HIX: Puzzle Islands a while back by the same developers. So let’s take a look and see what their new puzzle game is all about.

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It looks a little chilly to me.

Temple of Treasure

In Treasure Temples, you join two young explorers as they discover the remains of a long lost civilisation hidden beneath the snow. It’s a chilly, icy place in the chambers beneath the snow so let’s hope they wrap up warm as we don’t want them getting frostbite.

When the game begins, you control one explorer and eventually, the second explorer is introduced, meaning you have to guide both to the exit. You will have to discover a path in each chamber that gets you to all the crystals and then back toward the exit safely.

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Mind your step!

Danger lurks along the Path

Of course, it’s not a straight and simple path you must take as danger lurks along the path. As you move along the path, most of the floor tiles you have walked on crumble in your wake, leaving you to work out a new path to get back to the exit.

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Two explorers to guide

As you progress through the levels, more hazards are in your paths, such as spring arrows that launch you forward, traps, deadly projectiles and raised platforms. If that wasn’t enough to keep you on your toes, guardians (skeletons/wraiths) also attack the explorers.

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Watch out for the monsters lurking beneath

140 levels

There are 140 levels to puzzle your way through. The levels are broken up into sections, intermediate solo and duo exploration and expert solo and expert duo exploration. With the A button in the duo puzzles, you switch between the two characters. I like the variety in the puzzles and moving on to another puzzle if you get stuck in the previous one.

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Beginner solo explorer

No Time Limit

Treasure Temples is a relaxing game as there is no time limit nor a step count so that you can play the puzzles without any pressure. You also have the option of placing checkpoint flags in the level should you fall into the ice; you start again at the last checkpoint. An undo button is available to use that completely resets the puzzle back to the start.

The game comes with hints for the puzzles, and for once, they are hints and don’t solve the puzzle for you. I prefer that as sometimes all you need is a little nudge in the right direction in a puzzle game.

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Watch out for the guardians

Visuals and Controls

Treasure Temples has charming hand-drawn environments to puzzle your way through. You can use the joy-con controls to move the characters or the touchscreen. Both work well, but I prefer to use the touchscreen as the joy-stick control didn’t seem just as accurate for moving the characters one tile at a time.

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Which way to go??


Treasure Temples is a decent little puzzle game, it has all the right ingredients to make it challenging enough without being overly frustrating. A good puzzle game to add to your library of pick up and play games and suitable for all ages to play.

Final Verdict: I Like It  I like it

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