Friday Fun: Treasures of the Mystic Sea

By Akemi Iwaya on January 25th, 2013


In this week’s game you set sail in search of buried treasure using your trusty treasure map to guide you. Things will start off simple enough, but before all is done you will have your work cut out for you as you attempt to earn the treasure!

Special Note: This is our final edition of Friday Fun and we hope that you have enjoyed the weekly games as much as we have enjoyed sharing them with you.

Treasures of the Mystic Sea


Before you leave the Home Screen shown above you may want to lower or turn off the music for the game using the Volume Control outlined in red.

Once you click on the Play Button you will be taken to a Slot Creation/Selection Screen. Click on the desired one to create a new profile.


All you need to do to create a profile is enter your name. Once that is done you have the opportunity to leave the game set on the default of Time Based Game Play or you can deactivate it and play at your own pace by clicking on the blue gem in the red outlined area (the blue gem will disappear). After you have made your decision you are ready to start the game.


The game comes with a treasure map where each level is marked on it with a Red X. There will be only one area where you can begin your treasure hunting though…hover your mouse over the golden ring until you see a golden pearl like gem appear in the middle of it, then click on that.


The first level keeps things simple…you only need to clear out forty-five sand colored hex tiles by creating chains of icons over top of them. Click on two adjacent icons to switch their positions and create chains that are at least three or more icons in length. Keep in mind that you can select from six different directions in this game, so take a moment to look for the best options (which may not be as easily spotted at first).


Moving right along…


Once you have completed a level you will see your score, bonuses if you were engaged in Time Based Mode, and can move on to the next level.


More of the map will be revealed as you progress further into the game. After the first level you will be able to choose from multiple equal levels, but you will be limited to that section of the map until those levels have all been beaten.


From this point forward there will be additional challenges to overcome with each area explored from the map. Time to get started…


Once you have started on the levels from the second area of the map, you should start paying attention to the sidebar in the game window. There are different powers that you can use to destroy or randomly move icons once they are charged up. They can be very helpful if you have an area of the game board that is being difficult to clear out.

Even though it is not shown in our screenshots, different random icons on the game board will have small bursts of power rotating around them for a limited time. Try to work these power burst icons into your chains so their energy can charge up their corresponding color power. The power bursts will continue to randomly shift to different icons, so get them while you can before they disappear!


For our example we chose to use the Chain Lightning Power…this will let you eliminate one type of icon from various locations on the game board at the same time (the hexes will have a white glow as seen below). From here on out keeping up a ‘sure and steady’ approach will help you clear the game boards and earn the treasure. Good luck and have fun!


Play the Game

Treasures of the Mystic Sea

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 01/25/13
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