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Mummy's Treasure Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 10th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TAXING FUN
Mummy's Treasure is a challenging but enjoyable physics based puzzler
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Chillingo Ushers in 2011 With Space Marines and Treasure Seeking

Posted by Carter Dotson on February 7th, 2011

After the rush that came at the end of last year, 2011 has been relatively slow with the game releases. This pause is coming to its end, as Chillingo has started ramping up their release schedule here in 2011. After starting the year up with the likes of Infinity Field, Chillingo's first games of February are a couple of games that are not quite from the same family tree: Etolis: Arena and Mummy's Treasure.

Etolis: Arena is a dual-stick shooter, developed by Facet Studios. You play as a space marine, who must try to escape from his imprisonment by an evil alien bug horde, by surviving a variety enemy waves. The game features a variety of weapons for you to use, and different game modes. There's Dronez mode, where you use small weapons to take out the enemy waves that keep taking you out. As well, there are modes that make you use specific weapons to take out enemies, each one creatively entitled Rockets mode, and Hammers mode, as they make you use rockets and hammers, respectively.

Next up, from FizzPow Games, is Mummy's Treasure. This one involves far less violence than Etolis: Arena does, being a puzzle game. Your goal is to collect all the treasure in a given level, while removing all the mummy and skeleton heads. Of course, it's not that simple - if it were, it wouldn't be a puzzle game. Gravity is often topsy-turvy in the pyramids of Mummy's Treasure, and you'll have to think quick in some levels, as some levels are designed to where you'll need to use your reflexes and quick timing to complete your goal.

While there might not be much in common between the two games, there is at least one thing. Both games come with support for the iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4th Generation's Retina Display, and are unviersal apps, supporting the iPad natively as well. See? Squishing dead bugs and collecting ancient treasure aren't so different after all. Both of these disparate experiences are now available from the App Store.