View Full Version : Cursed Treasure

05-06-2010, 23:37:27
Protect your gems from being stolen by "good" heroes in this tower defense game. Overlord, you have all the power of orcs, undead and demons.

Use mouse (hold SHIFT to build multiple towers or cast multiple spells).
The game has a built-in tutorial.
Try to annihilate the enemies before they grab a gem, but even if they do, you'll have a chance to annihilate them on their way back and you'll save the gem.

Play here (http://www.gamershood.com/12112/strategy/cursed-treasure)

05-07-2010, 16:45:49
This game is great fun.

So far I'm at level 4.

According to the score board - level one = brilliant, level two = excellent, level three = good. I think this shows a worrying trend :wht: :haha:

05-10-2010, 16:56:10
I agree dalveen. Lots of fun figuring out the best plan. Got excellent on first 3 but only by working back and forth as I get skill pts. Almost there on level 4.

05-10-2010, 17:25:43
I can't stop playing this one.

I'm now at level 14. I have brilliant for levels 1-6 and 10, excellent for levels 7 plus 8 and good for the rest. I'm now having to go back and replay levels in order to increase my skill points. If I don't do this I'll not be able to complete level 14.

05-10-2010, 17:40:21
There isn't anything funnier than the upgraded cold attack that makes them run backwards crying like babies. LOL. Still on 5.

05-11-2010, 00:12:36
I now have 7 brilliants plus 6 excellents but still stuck at level 14 and to make matters worse those horrible creatures laugh at me each time they escape with a gem. :nunu::haha:

I'm liking this game a lot. I'll be back tomorrow to try again.

05-12-2010, 14:45:26
Phew :sumo: Finally got past 9. That was a monster. Catching up slowly.

Got 14! Going for 15 and wondering if that is the last one.

I abandoned the green and red skills and concentrated on the blue. The synergies in the blue with frenzy/mana/crypt towers are devastating. I use 4 crypts minimun and can use frenzy at will in the late levels and regain mana quickly

15 levels in all. Now maybe go for better badges. Loved this one.


Still working on how to get a perfect on level 7, LOL. Last boss makes that mad dash I can't slow him down to kill him before he gets to the gem nest.

05-12-2010, 23:09:08
I love this game also.

This is where I am at the moment but I'm not finished yet

05-13-2010, 16:43:46
After 2 days of enjoying this one I believe it is time to retire it. Had trouble getting balance among weapons with that experience requirement before upgrading. Had the money but the towers in the middle and back of the course never got the experience (thanks to me building way too strong towers at the entrance).

Oh well, finesse isn't my strongpoint in TD games :D.


05-13-2010, 17:30:47
Well done RBS, I think I might also give up gracefully. Some of those guys are just too fast even with the freeze towers shooting at them from all directions. :what:

Here is my final progress:



This was a good fun game. :)

05-13-2010, 17:42:07
:appl: Hey nice going at 7 and 13. I actually killed the boss on 7 ONCE before he got to gems but let an earlier minion grab a gem.

I don't think you get brilliant on the hard levels if a gem leaves and comes back by portal so I am amazed you got 13.

Well done.

05-13-2010, 18:26:06
I think luck has a lot to do with killing the boss in some of the levels. If you manage to freeze him he can easily be killed with the meteors but if not he is just to fast to catch.

What I don't understand is the level number shown at the bottom of the skills page. You have level 41 and I have level 33?? Has it something to do with the amount of skills acquired?

05-13-2010, 18:53:37
You gain a level each time you fill up your exp bar and get the +3 skills reward. You have room to place 24 more skill points. You are 33 now and when you hit level 41 you will max out all the skills.

05-13-2010, 22:46:00
Just goes to show RBS, all those hours playing this game and I didn't know what I was doing. :D


05-21-2010, 12:39:03
I guess this means I won? I had no idea I was so good with strategy games, ordinarily I avoid them but the graphics in this one lured me in.

As you see, I won without maxing out my skills, and in fact, the last three skill points (put on the final three skills because it no longer mattered) were earned on winning the final level.

Nine and fourteen were killer. I had good on those ones, and the final one, for much longer than the others... I had most of the others at brilliant after a few playthroughs, but both of those I had to play some six... seven... maybe more on fourteen, fourteen was hard.


The very first skills I focused on getting were the extra charge for the ice towers and the extra gem, and one on the return gem. But by then, it was getting harder so I needed a way to kill the monsters getting through my towers, so I very quickly maxed out the meteor MP decrease and damage increase, and since I needed MP with that, I added on the increase max MP and increase MP charge time. I never used Frenzy at all, so I completely ignored the Frenzy skills.

By the time I'd gotten these skills, I was finding myself short on money, so I started adding the 'more money when you kill a monster' and 'money when you use cut out' skills, the latter of which combined with the fast MP restore made money easy to get. Then I worked between freeze, the decrease cost of upgrading/exp gain, and the poison and fire ones, at which point I won the game.

-By focusing on getting meteor early, you can kill the ninja bosses by holding down shift and clicking a couple times.
-With the increased MP pool and fast MP regain, you can actually use it a few times. This was the only way I could kill ninja bosses, because of how fast they are.
-Freeze is wonderfully helpful. Burn and poison are less helpful, but nice to put one on each of them anyway.
-By having maxed out the MP increase, and then the tree cut out gives money, you can very easily make money to build more towers and upgrade.
-The decreased cost for upgrading is also wonderfully nice.

When it came to the actual towers, I always made the ice ones fear (having enough MP from the MP skills), the fire ones evil eye (it always hits and the damage is nice, and when you pair it with a critical hit grass tower...), and the grass ones almost always crit (as mentioned, wonderful when paired with a fire tower with the increase damage).

Always have a tower right near the entrance to trigger the ninja invisible skill, so that it'll wear off before they reach the gems and they can be killed by towers at the end.

For the apparently tricky levels... I had no trouble with them, here's some strategy.

Fire towers on the first turn, make them evil eye towers, really cover that area with fire towers... ice towers on the two sticking out near the top, grass crit tower below that, fire towers on the other turn and a couple ice towers below that. If most enemies aren't dead before the first turn to the left, you're doing it wrong. The ice tower on the high ground near the gems and the grass tower on the mana pool should get the ninjas--if not, meteor them. To get the ninja boss, make sure your mana is maxed out before the end, hold down shift, and repeatedly hit him with the meteor skill. If the game is on slow you should be able to do it.

Ice tower on the first high ground, fire on the second, fire towers on the two sticking out bits, grass tower on that mana pool and an ice tower on the two ice spots near the gems. That should cover the ninjas.

Fire tower on the very first entrance spot--make it an evil eye temple, grass towers on those three spots, make them crit temples. With the increase damage effect on, the crits hit for a lot more. Use cut out to gain money by cutting out on the sides so you can build ice towers there. About three on the right should do it and some on the left where the ice patch is too. If you make them fear towers, enemies will run right back into the crit towers, so most will die before they reach the ice block... except for the ninjas.

I will happily make more detailed tutorials, if anyone's stuck on a level for this one. By this point I know the strategy for every level inside and out. I guess I'll need a new game now! Great game, well worth playing.

05-25-2010, 17:25:55
I have reached level 42. I have 3 skill points that I can not place. I have Brilliant on all but 14 and 15. I cant seem to get there. any help?

05-26-2010, 15:04:01
wow I make my first post yesterday and today my saved game is gone. That sucks.

05-26-2010, 21:47:00
My saved game has gone also DCfan60. :-@

Well at least you got to post :D

08-10-2010, 21:19:28
very fun game. I finished @level 22 (talents 13orc/25 undead/25 demon (i think I'm higher level now so thats from memory but i know i was level 22)
13 & 14 were pretty hard the 1st play through everything else was easy (update: on my 2nd playthrough of level 13 i got brilliant on it so its not that bad i guess).

I do have a screen shot but i cant seem to upload it (help please?) its on paint and .bmp I believe (which I think is supported). Can somebody tell me how I upload incase I'm not doing it right (I'm new and this is my 1st post)

08-12-2010, 22:25:48
Hi wololo, & welcome to Gamershood! :) This section of the forum (http://www.gamershood.com/forum/showthread.php?10937-Manage-Attachments) will give you the steps to upload an image from your computer.

08-13-2010, 03:22:43
I just managed to get brilliant on all the levels (the only challenging ones being 14 and 15). :D
I managed to do this at level 27 (28 technically but thats only because getting brilliant on my last ones took me from 27 to 28) so my talents weren't even close to being maxed.


For level 14:

I have seen a number of strategies that work for this level. The one I use involves building a lot of crypts (one on each high ground then a few in other strategic locations). The only difficulty this strategy encounters is dealing with ninjas (:frustrated:) and assassins (:frustrated:). Here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut4lOF95720 is one that doesn’t involve many crypts. I'll only go into detail about my strat because its the only one I really understand and I don’t want to give you the wrong impression on one that i don’t understand.

My strategy has 2 main ways of getting rid of ninjas. The first and prefered way is to kill them in 1 shot (which is difficult and will only work under certain circumstances) or otherwise negate their stealth. Freeze, Banshee Crypt disarm, and Fear (to a certain extent) are all useful here. The other way is using meteor to kill them, which costs mana and therefore you only want to do it as a last resort.
You can try stealthing them at the very beginning and concentrating your defences at the end (by which time their stealth has run out) as a third alternative but if you are going for brilliant I wouldnt reccomend putting too much faith in this method because there are bound to be little slip ups where they do touch your gems. Also some ninjas (ie the boss) are way to fast for this and can hit your gems and get a fairways back in the 5 sec that their stealth gives them (more on the boss later).

Assassins are nearly as annoying as ninjas especially if you are going for brilliant because sometimes, they just get lucky and dodge everything thrown at them. Because of this there is little reliable help I can give you for them but I can tell you a few things that have made them a little bit easier for me to deal with.
First, I've noticed that even attacks that *miss* and do sometimes apply effects behind them. What i mean by this is on some occasions, one of my crypts will miss but still make the assassin run away or get frozen the latter being probably more useful because any crypt can apply it. Because of this dont be afraid to build a few level one crypts before an assassin level to make the chances of freezing them higher (dont go crazy though those things get expensive really quickly). Other than that the only advice i can give you is dont be afraid to use meteors on them (in moderation) unfortunately they can dodge meteors so sometimes it doesn't help but if you know your defences cant take them without it dont be afraid to use them.

I've never had trouble getting to the ninja boss with my gems intact using this strategy so I'm not sure how i can help you if that’s an issue. If you are having problems with the first 49 waves check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ4uf9KeGg0 for a strat similar to mine. This strat is for people with talents maxed so, if like me you dont have them maxed yet, you will probably have to improvise the strategy a bit to suit your playstyle and talents. If your talents are completely different and don’t have much in the undead section at all check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut4lOF95720 for a solution that doesn’t involve many crypts.

Some examples of my changes to the first strategy include making the crypts at both entrances ghost crypts instead of chilling for the disarming (banshee) and mana they bring. I also probably don’t abuse cut down as much since mine isnt maxed and the order i build everything in is different.

ok now the ninja boss [Play Beethoven's Fifth]... [/Play Beethoven's Fifth] This guy gets his own section because I hate him and because in 90% of cases he is what will stop you from getting your brilliant star. Now you might be asking yourself "There are lots of ninja bosses. What makes this guy so special". The answer is i hate all ninja bosses but this guy is especially bad because of his health so you can’t deal with him like a normal ninja boss. For most ninja bosses, you wait until they stealth then you hold down shift and spam meteors on them until they die. On this ninja boss you still do that but it isn’t that simple. The problem is, with meteor fully upgraded you do 400 damage with it and (assuming a fully upgraded mana pool) can use it 5 times. That gives 2000 damage in meteors. Our friend the ninja boss has 2500 health. I think you see the problem.

Think back to the ninja killing methods we discussed, you certainly aren't going to be able to one shot him, meteors wont finish him off and he is much too fast for you to stealth him at the beginning then kill him at the end (by the time he is unsheathed he will have your gem and be halfway back to the entrance). So basically you need to find a way of causing 500 damage before he stealths (which considering he mostly does that on the first shot is pretty difficult) and then meteoring him to death. That’s where this comes down to luck.

You can try to use crypts (I do) and hope that one of them will freeze him (which makes this easy) the only problem with this is you get one shot at him before he stealths and its a 25% chance of freezing him. Which means unless you are really lucky you will probably be stuck doing this level a couple of times trying to not put your fist through the computer monitor after the disappointment of wasting 50 levels of work.

The method in the video with catapults and hellfire temples is the same deal; you need to hope both of them hit the ninja at the same time or else its restart for you.
I have heard of using a hunter's den to do it (I don’t know much about them never actually getting an ork den that high) but I think that requires a critical hit which is still luck.

Basically this awful boss comes down to luck.

Or does it? I haven’t actually tested the following strategy myself so I dont know if it will work but it sounds like it will if you can do it fast enough. Basically, in the strategy you can use any of the strategies I mention above (though one without many temples would be best) but when you come to the ninja boss, make sure you have ~1000g saved up, more if you have a lot of temples. Once you use your 5 meteors, build 5 temples very quickly (and each will grant you 20 mana if you have the talent) this will let you use a 6th meteor which will finish the boss. I haven’t tried it myself so I don’t know if its feasible to build 5 temples that quickly (you will need shift for sure) but if none of the other ideas are working for you give it a try (better yet just be ready to build 5 temples if your original plan fails).

That’s basically level 14, sorry for all my walls of text, any bad grammar, and bracket abuse.

For level 15: (this section will be shorter I promise)

When getting Brilliant I basically modified the strategy from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTtwyHIugt4&feature=related because there were a few things I didn’t like about it. Mainly, my talents weren’t maxed, I didn’t have 5/5 demon lord so my towers leveled slower than his and cost more to upgrade. I tried to make up for this by using cut down early on to get gold to build on the mana pools (the main problem is lack of mana which makes ninjas awfully painful)
Once i had a stable supply of mana, I was able to cut down to get the gold to make up the difference between my defense and his and I was able to meteor anything that gave me trouble. Deal with assassins and ninjas the same way I described above or any other way that works for you but I would recommend mostly following the vid and changing what I did if your talents aren’t maxed (or any other changes that make it work better for you).

Ps. This was almost 1500 words, sorry about that, I didn’t expect it to be this long.