Last Updated: February 14, 2020

Welcome to the Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough! Excavate dig sites with three passionate young archaeologists and unearth the legendary story of Xi Niu – a brave girl determined to find justice for her family. This is the official Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask strategy guide featuring all levels past and present, artifacts, treasures, mouse locations, and more! Choose a topic from the Contents below to get started.

Contents

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask General Tips & Tricks

This section will help get you started with how to play Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask. Learn how to play, how scoring works, and read an introduction on the game’s core features. Keep scrolling to learn more helpful tips and tricks!

 

 

How to Play

 

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask is a GameHouse Original Stories exclusive Time Management game. The goal of the game is to complete objectives within a certain amount of time. The better your performance, the higher your score will be!

 

Tap a station to direct a character to a specific location. Once they arrive, an order bubble will appear. Bring them the items they ask for, or help them complete a task when your character’s portrait appears in the order bubble. Once they’ve completed their task, they’ll check out automatically with the help of location managers.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Introduction & Tutorial

 

 

Scoring and Customer Happiness

 

Happy workers are the key to earning high scores. Each customer will have a number of hearts above their head. As you bring them the items they request and assist them, more hearts will be added to their total displayed. Serve characters quickly to earn gold hearts and obtain the highest scores!

 

 

Artifacts & How to Unlock Xi Niu’s Levels

 

Unsung Heroes features two types of levels: the Present, where you’ll play as Ivy, and the Past, where you’ll play as Xi Niu. You will need to unearth and assemble artifacts in the present in order to unlock Xi Niu’s levels.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Artifact Found

 

The Present is where you will find these Artifacts. As you increase your score at a dig site, your score bar will fill and reach Artifact pins. Reaching these pins will reveal the location of an Artifact. Tap the character displaying the New Artifact bubble and complete the minigame to unearth your new discovery!

 

Artifacts are split into multiple pieces. You will need to find them all in order to unlock new chapters set in the Past. Any progress you’ve made unlocking Artifacts will be saved automatically. Once you’ve found all the artifacts, assemble the pieces to unlock a new chapter of Xi Niu’s story!

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Assemble the Artifact

 

 

Treasures & Unlocking Gates

 

In addition to Artifacts, most levels in the Present also contain hidden Treasures.

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Treasure Found

 

As you earn points completing dig site tasks and assisting archaeologists, the meter in the upper right corner will fill. Once this meter has been filled, a new Treasure will be discovered. Tap the character displaying the Treasure icon to unearth your discovery!

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Mark Treasure Location

 

You will need to replay a level several times in order to earn enough experience to unlock these Treasures. All progress you’ve made toward finding Treasures will automatically be saved and carry over the next time you play the level.

 

To Unlock Gates blocking your path to the next chapter or dig site, you’ll need to find a certain number of Treasures. The number of Treasures you’ve found per Present Day level is shown beside the level icon on the map. When playing the mobile version of the game, you can unlock these gates for free by replaying previous levels and unearthing more Treasures.

 

Note: If you’re playing on a mobile device and opt to pay to unlock the gates instead of replaying dig site levels, you will also be able to skip the ads which would otherwise play before all the levels of the following dig site.

 

 

Mice Locations

 

Carl the mouse returns and is hidden in each level of the game. Depending on whether you’re playing a level set in the Present or the Past, the type of Carl you’ll find varies.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Jade Carl

 

When playing levels in the Present, you will randomly encounter the Treasure icon once all the Artifacts have been found. Unearth this treasure to find the Jade Carl. Note: Though the Jade Carls use a Treasure icon, they will not count toward a level’s treasures.

 

 

GameHouse Original Stories - Carl the Mouse

 

When playing levels in the Past as Xi Niu, Carl the mouse will appear in his full furry glory. Listen for his squeak and tap on him before he disappears! For help finding Carl the mouse, visit the Mouse Locations section.

 

 

 

Upgrades

 

There are two types of upgrades in Unsung Heroes: Shop upgrades, and Concubine Rank.

 

Shop upgrades can be purchased at the beginning of each level set in the present. Use coins and gems you’ve found while playing to earn currency which can be used to upgrade tools and stations at the dig site.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Xi Niu Concubine Rank Outfits

Concubine Rank is Xi Niu’s personal upgrade system. Earn stars while playing levels set in the past to increase Xi Niu’s courtesan rank. Ranking up Xi Niu can boost her personal stats, such as Faster Movement, Slow Mood-Dropping, Faster Working, and Faster Restocking. You may even unlock new clothing and outfits for her to wear!

 

 

Additional Tips and Tricks

 

  • Restock Products – Begin each day by restocking any products available in limited quantity to get a head start on service!

 

  • Bonus Points – Earn bonus points by serving items quickly, serving customers back-to-back, or even swapping stations.

 

  • Swapping Stations – If two customers want each other’s stations, tap one, then the other to have them swap!

 

  • Don’t Keep Them Waiting – A maximum of 3 customers will wait to be assigned to stations. If more customers arrive while 3 are waiting, they will automatically leave! Customers will also leave mid-service if all their hearts run out.

 

  • Earning Currency – Unearth coins and gems in the present to earn currency to invest in dig site upgrades!

 

  • Find the Mouse – Find Carl the mouse to earn a score bonus while playing!

 

  • Dress to Impress – Upgrade Xi Niu’s outfit to earn ability bonuses!

 

  • Help! I can’t exit the game or find the map! – The map will unlock after you complete present day Level 1 and Chapter 1 of Xi Niu’s story. Once the map is unlocked, you can access it from any level by tapping the options button. To exit the game, tap the X located in the upper left corner of the map until you reach the Main Menu. From here, you can exit the game.

 

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Ivy, Stephanie, and Diana Banner

The Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough is meant as a guide and does not contain cheats, hacks, or serials.

 

 

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Walkthrough

Welcome to the Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough! This is the complete official strategy guide featuring all levels both past and present, mouse locations, artifacts, treasures, and more! Get started by choosing a topic from the list of Contents above, or keep scrolling to dig in.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Game Logo

 

Unsung Heroes – Dig Site 1

 

Present Day Level 1 – First Steps

Artifacts: 3

Treasures: 0

 

Level 1 is all about learning how the game works. Follow the prompts on-screen and unearth Artifact pieces when new locations are discovered.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Present Day Level 1

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Present Day Level 1

 

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Artifact 1 - Bone Toothbrush

 

Xi Niu’s Story – Chapter 1

Chapter 1 of Xi Niu’s story is unlocked by completing the Bone Toothbrush artifact.

 

❖ Level 1: Under a Warlord’s Banner

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Reach at least 2 stars. Bring farmers the items they need quickly in order to boost your score.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 1 - Level 1

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 1 – Level 1

 

❖ Level 2: Cutscene

 

 

❖ Level 3: Poems and Tails

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Plant multiple small rice cuttings in the fields. Tap on the baskets marked with a “!” bubble to plant the rice cuttings. A meter will appear displaying your progress. Finish planting the rice before the hourglass runs out to complete the objective.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 1 - Level 3

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 1 – Level 3

 

 

Present Day Level 2 – Remnant of a Friend

Artifacts: 5

Treasures: 2

 

The dig site has been expanded, and the tools have been moved to the top of the screen. Assist the archaeologists and find 5 artifact pieces.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Present Day Level 2

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Present Day Level 2

 

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Artifact 2 - Ox Statue

 

Xi Niu’s Story – Chapter 2

Chapter 2 of Xi Niu’s story is unlocked by completing the Ox Statue artifact.

 

Level 1: Gathering Storms

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A storm has spooked Miau, Xi Niu’s oxen. Go over to calm him down once in a while. A meter will appear over Miau showing how much resolve he has left. Calm him before the bar empties. You will need to calm him multiple times throughout the night to complete this challenge.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 2 - Level 1

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 2 – Level 1

 

Level 2: Cutscene

 

 

Level 3: Great Opportunities

Show Mouse Location

 

Reach at least 8 stars in the rice cutting minigame. Use the sickle when prompted to cut the rice grass. Tap and hold, swiping left to right across all 3 sprigs of rice in a single motion. Earn a total of 8 stars across all rice-cutting minigames during the level.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 2 - Level 3

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 2 – Level 3

 

 

Present Day Level 3 – Beloved Heirloom

Artifacts: 5

Treasures: 2

 

A pickaxe has been added to the tool board, and a brush has been added to the dig kit. Find 5 artifact pieces and assemble them to unlock the next chapter of Xi Niu’s story.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Present Day Level 3

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Present Day Level 3

 

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Artifact 3 - Necklace

 

Xi Niu’s Story – Chapter 3

Chapter 3 of Xi Niu’s story is unlocked by completing the Necklace artifact.

 

Level 1: Cutscene

 

Level 2: Xi Niu’s New Home

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Wash a pile of clothes. Tap the area marked with a “!” bubble at the start of the day to begin washing the pile of clothes. When prompted to play the minigame, drag the dirty clothing to the washboard, then slide it up and down the board into the water to clean it. A meter will appear displaying your progress with the objective.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 3 - Level 2

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 3 – Level 2

 

 

Present Day Level 4 – A Snake’s Mark

Artifacts: 4

Treasures: 3

 

New excavation areas have been added to the dig site, as well as a leveling tool. Find 4 artifact pieces to unlock the next chapter of Xi Niu’s story.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Present Day Level 4

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Present Day Level 4

 

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Artifact 4 - Hairpin

 

Xi Niu’s Story – Chapter 4

Chapter 4 of Xi Niu’s story is unlocked by completing the Hairpin artifact.

 

Level 1: Perspectives

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Keep the water temperature hot. A meter will appear over the dragon fountainhead showing how much time you have remaining to use the pump and raise the temperature. Click on the fountain when the meter reaches approximately halfway, then perform the Drag touch gesture to heat the water. Repeat this process without ever letting the water run cold to complete today’s challenge.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 4 - Level 1

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 4 – Level 1

 

 

Level 2: Rare Cures

Show Mouse Location

 

Reach at least 10 stars in the clothes washing minigame. When the minigame begins, tap and drag the clothing onto the washboard, then move it up and down on the board so that it dips into the water. Today’s minigames require you to wash two items of clothing per minigame, so be prepared to grab another tunic from the laundry pile. Rinse and repeat!

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 4 - Level 2

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 4 – Level 2

 

Level 3: Cutscene

 

 

Unsung Heroes – Dig Site 2

 

Present Day Level 5 – Instruments of Passion

Artifacts: 4

Treasures: 2

 

The archaeologists have discovered a new dig site! New to this dig site is the machete, which you will use to clear vines and debris. Find 4 artifact pieces to unlock the next chapter of Xi Niu’s story.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Present Day Level 5

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Present Day Level 5

 

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Artifact 5 - Guzheng

 

Xi Niu’s Story – Chapter 5

Chapter 5 of Xi Niu’s story is unlocked by completing the Guzheng artifact.

 

Level 1: Washing Maiden’s Duty

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Hang up a pile of wet clothes. Tap on the clothing pile in the upper right corner to hang them on the clothesline.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 5 - Level 1

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 5 – Level 1

 

Level 2: Cutscene

 

 

Level 3: A Lesson

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Prepare 8 new dry clothes piles. Tap on the clothing pile beneath the clotheslines to prepare new dry clothing by completing the touch gesture shown. The dried clothing pile must be 1 or less stock in order to prepare new clothing. To complete the objective faster, add a pile of clothing to your tray, then tap to remove it. This will allow you to prepare new piles of clothing.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 5 - Level 3

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 5 – Level 3

 

 

Level 4: Movement is Happiness

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Attend all guzheng lessons before the teacher gives up. The teacher is located in the lower left corner. A meter will keep track of his patience remaining. Tap on the teacher to attend a lesson before the bar empties.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 5 - Level 4

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 5 – Level 4

 

 

Present Day Level 6 – A Lady’s Treasures

Artifacts: 3

Treasures: 2

 

A storm has arrived at the dig site. You’ll need to use fuel on the generator to keep the power running! Tap the red fuel canister to add it to your tray, then tap the generator to refuel it. A meter will keep track of how much fuel is remaining. Find 3 artifacts to unlock the next chapter of Xi Niu’s story.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Present Day Level 6

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Present Day Level 6

 

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Artifact 6 - Ornate Box

 

Xi Niu’s Story – Chapter 6

Chapter 6 of Xi Niu’s story is unlocked by completing the Ornate Box artifact.

 

Level 1: Imperial Introduction

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Find all the clothes lying around the garden. There are 7 pieces of clothing total. Their locations are shown in the image below.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 6 - Level 1

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 6 – Level 1

 

Level 2: Cutscene

 

 

Level 3: Be Nice

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Prepare the Courtesan Area. Tap on the locations marked with a “!” bubble to prepare them. Finish preparing the area before the end of the day to complete this challenge.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 6 - Level 3

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 6 – Level 3

 

 

Present Day Level 7 – Bright Beauty

Artifacts: 5

Treasures: 3

 

The storm may have passed, but the generator is still necessary to keep the dig site running at night. The dig site has expanded further, with more stations to assign the team to. Find 5 artifacts to unlock the next chapter of Xi Niu’s story.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Present Day Level 7

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Present Day Level 7

 

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Artifact 7 - Xi Niu's Portrait

 

Xi Niu’s Story – Chapter 7

Chapter 7 of Xi Niu’s story is unlocked by completing the Xi Niu’s Portrait artifact.

 

Level 1: A Letter from Chen

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Dance with Li Shishi before her mood bar goes down. A meter will appear showing how much time is remaining before Li Shishi becomes upset. Tap on Li Shishi to dance with her before the bar empties.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 7 - Level 1

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 7 – Level 1

 

 

Level 2: Call to Action

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Deliver tea to the Eunuchs when requested. The Eunuchs will appear at the bottom of the staircase on the right. Tap the teapot to prepare tea to serve them. Tap the teapot again when the needle lands in the green zone to prevent the tea from burning or spilling.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 7 - Level 2

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 7 – Level 2

 

 

Level 3: Conspirators Challenged

Show Mouse Location

 

Help swing Li Shishi before her mood bar goes down. A meter will appear showing how long you have until Li Shishi becomes upset. Tap on Li Shishi and complete the touch gesture shown to push her on the swing.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 7 - Level 3

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 7 – Level 3

 

 

Level 4: Garden Work

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Hang up the freshly-threaded silk yarn on the station. Tap the station in the bottom right corner to hang up the thread. A bar will appear displaying your progress. Finish hanging the silk yarn before the end of the day to complete this challenge.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 7 - Level 4

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 7 – Level 4

 

 

Level 5: More Garden Work

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Prepare 4 bowls of leaves. Tap the bush beside the bowl of leaves on the right to enter a minigame. Tap and drag the leaves on the branches into the basket to complete the minigame. There must be 1 or less bowls of leaves in stock in order to prepare more bowls. Therefore, tap on bowls of leaves to add them to your inventory, then tap their icon on your tray to remove them. This will allow you to prepare more bowls earlier in the day and complete the objective in record time.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 7 - Level 5

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 7 – Level 5

 

Level 6: Cutscene

 

 

Level 7: A Bookish Welcome

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Quickly bring requested items to the red tables. Bring the items requested to the red tables before the color drains from the order bubble to earn a Quick Service bonus that will count toward today’s goal.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 7 - Level 7

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 7 – Level 7

 

 

Level 8: Tending to the Library

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Correctly sort books into the bookshelves. Tap on the shelf marked with a “!” bubble in the lower left corner to begin sorting books. A bar will appear displaying your progress. Complete the task before the end of the day to complete this level’s objective.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 7 - Level 8

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 7 – Level 8

 

Level 9: Cutscene

 

 

Present Day Level 8 – Vanguard’s Friend

Artifacts: 6

Treasures: 4

 

The dig site continues to expand! More stations are available today, meaning you’ll need to be extra organized to stay on top of tasks. Find 6 artifacts to unlock the next chapter of Xi Niu’s story.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Present Day Level 8

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Present Day Level 8

 

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Artifact 8 - Ornate Warrior Helmet

 

Xi Niu’s Story – Chapter 8

Chapter 8 of Xi Niu’s story is unlocked by completing the Ornate Warrior Helmet artifact.

 

Level 1: A Friend in Need

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Reach at least 3 stars. Assist the servants around the garden quickly to earn extra points that will count toward your score.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 8 - Level 1

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 8 – Level 1

 

Level 2: Cutscene

 

 

Level 3: Offering Help

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Take care of Li Shishi before the bar goes down. A bar will appear over Li Shishi today showing how she’s doing. Tap on Li Shishi to check on her before the bar empties. Complete the day without ever letting the bar empty completely.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 8 - Level 3

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 8 – Level 3

 

 

Level 4: Pawn to Queen

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Find 3 ingredients inside of the drawer. Tap the medicine drawers in the upper right corner to open them. Search the drawers until you find 3 with ingredients hidden inside. Their locations are pictured below.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 8 - Level 4

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 8 – Level 4

 

 

 

Unsung Heroes – Dig Site 3

 

Present Day Level 9 – Ever-Changing Portrait

Artifacts: 3

Treasures: 3

 

A new day, a new dig site! This time, Stephanie is on-site and operating the backhoe. Pick up the fuel canister when she requests it to refuel the backhoe. She will occasionally ask you to assist with other touch gesture tasks. Find 3 artifacts to unlock the next chapter of Xi Niu’s story.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Present Day Level 9

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Present Day Level 9

 

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Artifact 9 - Mirror

 

Xi Niu’s Story – Chapter 9

Chapter 9 of Xi Niu’s story is unlocked by completing the Mirror artifact.

 

Level 1: Cutscene

 

 

Level 2: Endearing Encounters

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Find all of the missing printing blocks around the Library. There are 6 sets of blocks total to find. Their locations are shown below.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 9 - Level 2

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 9 – Level 2

 

 

Level 3: Reunion at Last

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Reach at least 9 stars in the calligraphy minigame. When the minigame begins, tap and hold within the green outline, moving your finger or cursor in the direction of the arrow shown. The quicker you complete the calligraphy figure, the higher your star score will be. Reach at least 9 stars total across all calligraphy minigames in this level.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 9 - Level 3

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 9 – Level 3

 

 

Level 4: Goodbye for Now

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Clean up the ink spill on the floor of the Library. There are 3 puddles of ink on the floor, each marked with a “!” bubble at the start of the day. Tap a puddle to begin cleaning. Clear away all 3 puddles before the end of the day to complete the objective.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 9 - Level 4

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 9 – Level 4

 

 

Present Day Level 10 – Ancient Symbol

Artifacts: 7

Treasures: 3

 

In addition to Stephanie manning the backhoe, a generator is on site today. Both will require fuel from time to time. Try keeping an extra fuel canister on your tray in order to expedite refueling today. Unearth 7 artifacts to unlock the next chapter of Xi Niu’s story.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Present Day Level 10

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Present Day Level 10

 

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Artifact 10 - Seal

 

Xi Niu’s Story – Chapter 10

Chapter 10 of Xi Niu’s story is unlocked by completing the Seal artifact.

 

Level 1: Cutscene

 

 

Level 2: Scribe’s Joy

Show Mouse Location

 

Attend all guzheng lessons before the teacher gives up. Tap on the instructor in the lower left corner when the patience bar appears. Don’t let the bar empty completely!

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 10 - Level 2

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 10 – Level 2

 

 

Level 3: Deceitful Warnings

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Attend to Li Shishi before her mood bar goes down. Li Shishi is sitting at one of the green tables. A bar will appear displaying her patience. Tap on Li Shishi to attend to her before the bar empties completely.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 10 - Level 3

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 10 – Level 3

 

Level 4: Cutscene

 

 

Present Day Level 11 – Aggressor or Protector

Artifacts: 4

Treasures: 4

 

There’s a new survey camera at the dig site today. This new station will be utilized by the archaeologists on your team. Find 4 artifacts buried in the area to unlock the next chapter of Xi Niu’s story.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Present Day Level 11

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Present Day Level 11

 

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Artifact 11 - Knife

 

Xi Niu’s Story – Chapter 11

Chapter 11 of Xi Niu’s story is unlocked by completing the Knife artifact.

 

Level 1: A Warning Ill-Received

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Find all the missing silk worm cocoons around the garden. There are 7 cocoons hidden in the garden. Their locations are pictured below.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 11 - Level 1

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 11 – Level 1

 

 

Level 2: Beloved Return

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Reach at least 6 stars in the leaves preparation minigame. Tap the bush beside the bowl of leaves to enter the minigame. Place all the leaves in the basket as quickly as possible to earn the highest score. There must be 1 or less bowls of leaves available in order to start this minigame. If needed, tap on the bowl of leaves to add it to your tray, then tap the item icon again to remove it from your tray. You will now be able to play the minigame.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 11 - Level 2

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 11 – Level 2

 

 

Level 3: Doubts in Trust

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Build up the new silk worm incubator station. Tap the station marked with a “!” bubble at the start of the day to begin building the incubator station. A meter will appear showing your progress. Complete construction before time runs out to successfully complete the objective.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 11 - Level 3

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 11 – Level 3

 

Level 4: Cutscene

 

 

Present Day Level 12 – Baijiu Vessels

Artifacts: 4

Treasures: 4

 

The backhoe is gone from the dig site today, but more stations have appeared. Keep an eye on the team and don’t forget to refuel the generator as needed. Find 4 buried artifacts to unlock the next chapter of Xi Niu’s story.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Present Day Level 12

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Present Day Level 12

 

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Artifact 12 - Wine Cup

 

Xi Niu’s Story – Chapter 12

Chapter 12 of Xi Niu’s story is unlocked by completing the Wine Cup artifact.

 

Level 1: Courtesan Delight

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Reach at least 8 stars in the make-up minigame. Bring the bottles of makeup and perfume when requested and begin the minigame. Tap on the woman’s face multiple times to apply makeup. Earn a total of 8 or more stars across all makeup minigames today to complete the objective.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 12 - Level 1

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 12 – Level 1

 

Level 2: Cutscene

 

 

Level 3: Moving Pieces

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Prepare 7 tea kettles. Tap the tea kettle in the lower right corner to prepare it. Tap the kettle again when the needle lands in the green zone to prevent it from burning. You can add kettles to your inventory by tapping the tea kettle and remove extra items by tapping their icon on your tray. Tea kettle inventory must reach 0 in order for it to be rebrewed and restocked. Prepare a total of 7 tea kettles during your shift to complete the objective.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 12 - Level 3

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 12 – Level 3

 

 

Level 4: Overheard Attempts

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Find all of the hidden cushions. Pillow Fight?! Locate all 6 missing cushions before the end of the level. Their locations are pictured below.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 12 - Level 4

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 12 – Level 4

 

 

 

Unsung Heroes – Dig Site 4

 

Present Day Level 13 – A Doctor’s Friend

Artifacts: 5

Treasures: 2

 

Time to explore the final dig site! The generator has carried over from the previous dig site, and stations have been reorganized. Locate 5 buried artifacts to unlock the next chapter of Xi Niu’s story.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Present Day Level 13

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Present Day Level 13

 

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Artifact 13 - Herb Vessel

 

Xi Niu’s Story – Chapter 13

Chapter 13 of Xi Niu’s story is unlocked by completing the Herb Vessel artifact.

 

Level 1: Fatal Gifts

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Quickly bring fans to the courtesans. Bring fans to the courtesans before the color drains from their order bubble to earn a Quick Service bonus. Earn enough bonuses to fill the bar in the upper right corner before the level ends to complete this objective.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 13 - Level 1

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 13 – Level 1

 

Level 2: Cutscene

 

 

Level 3: Visits from Old Foes

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Prepare 5 stones with ink. Tap the green tray in the lower right corner to prepare the ink and complete the touch gesture shown. Prepare a total of 5 stones with ink during your shift to complete the challenge.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 13 - Level 3

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 13 – Level 3

 

 

Present Day Level 14 – The Writer’s Companion

Artifacts: 4

Treasures: 2

 

The dig site continues to expand, so safety is priority! Safety helmets can now be found at the dig site in the upper left corner. Find 4 artifacts to unlock the next chapter of Xi Niu’s story.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Present Day Level 14

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Present Day Level 14

 

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Artifact 14 - Poem Book

 

Xi Niu’s Story – Chapter 14

Chapter 14 of Xi Niu’s story is unlocked by completing the Poem Book artifact.

 

Level 1: Messenger Talks

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Quickly bring requested items to Nai Nai. Bring the items Nai Nai requests before the color drains from her bubble to have it count toward today’s objective total. Your progress will be shown via the bar in the upper right corner. Fill the bar completely by fulfilling Nai Nai’s requests quickly to complete the challenge.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 14 - Level 1

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 14 – Level 1

 

 

Level 2: Doctor’s Duty

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Take care of Nai Nai before the bar goes down. When the bar above Nai Nai begins to empty, tap on Nai Nai to tend to her. Complete your shift without Nai Nai’s bar ever emptying completely to complete the objective.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 14 - Level 2

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 14 – Level 2

 

Level 3: Cutscene

 

 

Present Day Level 15 – A Collector’s Joy

Artifacts: 5

Treasures: 2

 

The dig site is getting busier! Find 5 artifacts buried in the ground to unlock the next chapter of Xi Niu’s story.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Present Day Level 15

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Present Day Level 15

 

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Artifact 15 - Tea Kettle

 

Xi Niu’s Story – Chapter 15

Chapter 15 of Xi Niu’s story is unlocked by completing the Tea Kettle artifact.

 

Level 1: Cutscene

 

 

Level 2: Making Things Right

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Reach at least 6 stars in the grinding minigame. Use the stone wheel to create more medicine when indicated, triggering the grinding minigame. Drag the ingredients onto the stone wheel, then drag the pestle back and forth quickly over the ingredient to grind it. The quicker you grind all the ingredients, the higher your star score will be! Earn a total of 6 stars across all instances of the grinding minigame during this level to complete the objective.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 15 - Level 2

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 15 – Level 2

 

 

Level 3: The Strongest Man at Whim

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Quickly bring requested items to the green tables. Bring items requested by the workers at the green table before the color drains from the order bubble to earn a Quick Service bonus that will count toward today’s goal. A bar in the upper right corner will keep track of your progress. Fill the bar completely by serving Quick Service bonuses at the green table.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 15 - Level 3

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 15 – Level 3

 

 

Level 4: Schisms in Wisdom

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Reach at least 3 stars. Serve all orders quickly and serve items back-to-back when possible. If you play your cards right, you should be able to reach 3 stars just as the level ends.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 15 - Level 4

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 15 – Level 4

 

 

Present Day Level 16 – Unusual Findings

Artifacts: 2

Treasures: 2

 

It’s the last night at the dig site! There are 2 generators you’ll need to keep track of tonight. Keep at least 1 fuel canister handy at all times and don’t let the electricity go out! Unearth 2 artifacts buried in the ground to unlock the final chapter of Xi Niu’s story.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Present Day Level 16

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Present Day Level 16

 

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Artifact 16 - Golden Face Mask

 

Xi Niu’s Story – Chapter 16

Chapter 16 of Xi Niu’s story is unlocked by completing the Golden Face Mask artifact.

 

Level 1: Gathering Wisdom

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Search the Library for two scrolls marked with a blue ribbon. Tap the scrolls in the compartments at the top of the screen to pull them out and check their color. The locations of the 2 blue ribbon scrolls are pictured below:

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - Chapter 16 - Level 1

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – Chapter 16 – Level 1

 

Level 2: Cutscene

 

 

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Congratulations! You’ve completed Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Collector’s Edition!

 

 

 

 

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Mouse Locations

Carl the Mouse returns in Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask! Unlike the Jade Carl statues of the present, a live version of the clever mouse is hidden in each of Xi Niu’s story levels set in the past. Can you find them all? Mice locations are circled and labeled according to the chapter, level, and location where they can be found.

 

Field Mouse Locations

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - All Mouse Locations - Field

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – All Mouse Locations – Field

 

Washing Garden Mouse Locations

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - All Mouse Locations - Washing Garden

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – All Mouse Locations – Washing Garden

 

Courtesan Area Mouse Locations

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - All Mouse Locations - Courtesan Area

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – All Mouse Locations – Courtesan Area

 

Garden Mouse Locations

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - All Mouse Locations - Garden

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – All Mouse Locations – Garden

 

King’s Library Mouse Locations

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - All Mouse Locations - Emperor's Library

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – All Mouse Locations – Emperor’s Library

 

Medic’s Area Mouse Locations

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - All Mouse Locations - Medicine Shop

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – All Mouse Locations – Medicine Shop

 

 

 

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Artifact Checklist

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask features 16 unlockable artifacts. Assemble these artifacts to unlock new chapters of Xi Niu’s legendary story! The following is a checklist of all artifacts in the game and where to find them.

 

Level Artifact Name
1 Bone Toothbrush
2 Ox Statue
3 Necklace
4 Hairpin
5 Guzheng
6 Ornate Box
7 Xi Niu’s Portrait
8 Ornate Warrior Helmet
9 Mirror
10 Seal
11 Knife
12 Wine Cup
13 Herb Vessel
14 Poem Book
15 Tea Kettle
16 Golden Face Mask

 

 

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Treasure Checklist

In addition to artifacts, there are 40 treasures hidden in Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask! The following section lists all treasures, their dig site location, and the level where they can be found. Time to get digging!

 

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Dig Site 1 Treasures

 

Number (#) Treasure Name Level Location
1 Donkey Rattle Level 2
2 Female Servant Statue Level 2
3 Dragon Amphora Level 3
4 Kneeling Bronze Donkey Level 3
5 Ding Tripod Cauldron Level 4
6 Tripod Ewer Level 4
7 Ram Vase Level 4

 

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Dig Site 2 Treasures

 

8 Fanglei Vessel Level 5
9 Horse Statue Level 5
10 Female Statue Level 6
11 Jue Wine Vessel Level 6
12 Tomb Guardian Level 7
13 Mask Level 7
14 Ceramic Pillow Level 7
15 Phoenix Jar Level 8
16 Lidded Jar Level 8
17 Garment Clasp Level 8
18 Groom Statue Level 8

 

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Dig Site 3 Treasures

 

19 Bowl Level 9
20 Lychee Box Level 9
21 Belt Hook Level 9
22 Sceptre Level 10
23 Green Bowl Level 10
24 Female Dancing Figure Level 10
25 Lion Statue Level 11
26 Statue of a Military Official Level 11
27 Female Rider Level 11
28 Saddled Camel Level 11
29 Roof Tile Level 12
30 Turtle Vase Level 12
31 Blue Hairpin Level 12
32 Coin Knife Level 12

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Dig Site 4 Treasures

 

33 Blue Vase Level 13
34 Ewer Level 13
35 Necklace Level 14
36 Axe Head Level 14
37 Pouring Leaf Level 15
38 Ornate Can Level 15
39 Snuff Bottle Level 16
40 Trumpet Vase Level 16

 

 

 

 

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Achievements

Show off your true potential by unlocking Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask achievements! Unsung Heroes features 10 unlockable trophies. Scroll down to view a complete list and learn how to unlock all achievements.

 

Achievement Name Description How to Unlock
Become a Concubine Achieve the first concubine rank. Unlock the first concubine rank: Ladies of Elegance. The first concubine rank can be unlocked at the beginning of Chapter 3 of Xi Liu’s story.
Junior Archaeologist Find all treasure artifacts at one dig site. Locate all Treasures in a single level. Earning points will fill the experience bar in the upper right corner. Once filled, a new Treasure will be made available to dig up.
Who’s the Mistress?! Achieve the highest concubine rank. Achieve the final concubine rank: Noble Consort. Ranks are unlocked over time by completing levels with high scores as Xi Niu.
Cross the Mountain Find all story artifacts at the first dig site. Dig up all story artifacts buried in Dig Site 1:

·        Level 1: Bone Toothbrush (3 pieces)

·        Level 2: Ox Statue (5 pieces)

·        Level 3: Necklace (5 pieces)

·        Level 4: Hairpin (4 pieces)

Shopping Queen Buy your first three upgrades. Purchase 3 upgrades at any Dig Site.
Resting Carl Find Carl in every past level. Find Carl the mouse in all Xi Liu levels. For help finding the mouse, check out the Mouse Locations section.
Jade Carl Find every Jade Carl at all dig sites. Find the Jade Carl in modern day Levels 1 – 16. The Jade Carl will look like a Treasure and turn up before the first Treasure is discovered, and after the Artifacts are found. Jade Carls do not count as Treasures.
Qualified Archaeologist Find every treasure artifact in the game. Find all 40 Treasures hidden in modern day Levels 1 – 16. Earn hearts through good service to fill the bar in the upper right corner. Once filled, a Treasure will appear. Progress is saved across levels. For more help, check out the Treasure Checklist.
Resolved Xi Niu’s Story Find all story artifacts. Find all 16 Artifacts hidden in modern day Levels 1 – 16. As your score raises and reaches artifact icons, the team will unearth new artifacts. Earn high scores to find them all! For more help, check out the Artifact Checklist.
Golden Mask Resolve the story behind the Golden Mask. Complete Chapter 16 of Xi Liu’s story.

 

Unsung Heroes - The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough - All Achievments

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Official Walkthrough – All Achievments

 

 

Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask Video Walkthrough

Welcome to the official Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask video walkthrough! For those who learn better by watching, our video strategy guide features a complete playthrough of the game from start to finish. Learn how to find all treasures and artifacts, and follow Xi Niu’s epic story! The Unsung Heroes video walkthrough is available on our GameHousePlay YouTube channel.

 

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Click the Play button below to get started. You can select a specific level by clicking the options icon in the upper right corner of the video frame.

(Caution: The Unsung Heroes – The Golden Mask video walkthrough contains cutscenes and story spoilers!)

 

 

 

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