Tomb of the Mask Review!

“Tomb of the Mask is an arcade game, which takes place in an infinite procedurally generated vertical labyrinth. Seeking for adventure you get into a tomb, where you find a strange mask. You wear it and suddenly realize that you can now climb walls – easily and promptly. And that’s when all the fun begins. 

You’ll face a variety of traps, enemies, game mechanics and powerups. And as far as time doesn’t wait, get a grip and up you go!”

Tomb of the Mask Links: 

iOS Link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tomb-of-the-mask/id1057889290?mt=8

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.playgendary.tom&hl=en

Company: Playgendary

Genre: Arcade

Rated: 9+

Offers in-app purchases



Tomb of the Mask Gameplay

Avoid any obstacles that come your way!

Tomb of the Mask looks like a game that has arrived straight from the 80s and it looks brilliant. Despite its retro style, it has simple swipe mechanics that makes it seem more modern. Tomb of the Mask is an arcade game where you swipe in the direction you want your character to go, making sure you collect all the points and coins along the way. This game is similar to PAC-MAN in the way that dots help increase your score.

In order to keep the gameplay interesting, there’s a wall of death that’ll…well, kill you if it catches up to you so you better get moving. It probably sounds easy to avoid a wall, right? Well, it isn’t. There are numerous amounts of obstacles that will get in your way. Moving through the tomb requires fast thinking because a wrong turn will send you into deadly spikes, arrows, or some weird critter baddies. You need to swipe at just the right time to avoid obstacles like bats or pufferfishes because they’re timed.

There are powerups you can collect that will give you advantages for a certain amount of time, for example, you can freeze enemies or have your character act as a magnet to lure in dots and coins. With the coins you earn from completing levels, you can upgrade these powerups and you can even unlock permanent powerups by purchasing different masks.

Tomb of the Mask Graphics

Tomb of the Mask has graphics that fit the aesthetic of the game perfect. They’re retro, colorful, sharp and just overall amazing. Like I said before, this game gives me major PAC-MAN vibes and let’s be real here, who doesn’t like anything that reminds them of that trip down memory lane?

Overall, I think the graphics are what makes this game special. I couldn’t imagine it being as popular as it is if it wasn’t retro, because the gameplay isn’t exactly my cup of tea anyway. But I could be wrong, this is my personal opinion after all.

Tomb of the Mask Music

The music, again, is retro. And I LOVE it. The sounds when you die, the little “pews” when you move just make me feel so nostalgic and it’s just the coolest thing ever. There aren’t many games like this about nowadays so it’s very important to appreciate the ones that are. I really can’t fault the music and sounds – and they don’t even get annoying after a while. Just brilliant.



Tomb of the Mask Controls

Collect rewards for completing missions!

Tomb of the Mask has pretty simple controls – all it really involves is swiping. You swipe up, down, left, and right to collect dots, coins, and avoid obstacles. But don’t get me wrong, just because the controls are easy, it doesn’t mean the game is. This game can become frustrating if your fingers aren’t fast enough – especially with those spikes popping up all over the place. Just make sure you have your eyes peeled at all time, you never know what’s around the next corner.

Tomb of the Mask The Power of in-app Purchases

Purchase the diamond membership for £6.99 a month!

Tomb of the Mask has a shop where you can purchase masks, powerups, and coins. These all play a big part in the gameplay and I think it would be worth making a purchase as they’re quite cheap anyway.

  • Subscribe to the diamond membership for £6.99 a week and get 4 unique masks, unlimited energy, 400 coins per day and removal of ads.
  • 1000 coins for £0.99
  • 3300 coins for £2.99
  • 6800 coins for £5.99
  • 11500 coins for £9.99
  • 24000 coins for £19.99
  • 62500 coins for £48.99

They also offer a lot of free coins/masks/upgrades simply for watching ads, following them on Instagram or by just unlocking it. Out of all of the free games I’ve reviewed so far, I’d say this is the best value for money by far. So if you’re wanting to spend money on Tomb of the Mask, it’s not going to break the bank.



The Verdict

What did you think of Tomb of the Mask?

Tomb of the Mask is a game that provides you with quick-thinking, precision, and recognition. I loved playing it and thoroughly enjoyed the retro aspect of it. The only problem is, once you come across freemium tappings, watch a video to regenerate, or pay coins to continue, it kind of takes away from the whole aesthetic.

Would I play this again? Yes, but I don’t see it becoming a game that I’ll reach to every single time I’m bored. But like the vast majority of app games, this is the perfect game for your commute to work, during your lunch break or even when you’re sitting with a cup of tea in front of the TV.

Now, if you love retro games, you’ll love Tomb of the Mask as it is one of the best looking retro games we’ve seen so far on the app store.

If you’ve played Tomb of the Mask, did you enjoy it? Let us know and we’ll discuss!



Tomb of the Mask Overall Rating: 4/5

iOS Link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tomb-of-the-mask/id1057889290?mt=8

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.playgendary.tom&hl=en

Company: Playgendary

Genre: Arcade

Rated: 9+

Offers in-app purchases

About Post Author

By Phoebe Ruberto

Hey! I’m Phoebe and I’m one of the contributors on The Casual App Gamer. I’ve been gaming since the moment I could hold a controller and my first memory was playing Sonic The Hedgehog 2 on the PlayStation 2 with my siblings. Happy gaming and I hope you enjoy the reviews!