A mysterious map found in the dusty depths of an antique shop launches Arizona Rose on an exciting expedition. Challenging puzzles reveal clues to guide your journey. But don’t trust everyone you meet. Some people might want to keep the treasure for themselves.
This guide is designed to help you learn how to play Arizona Rose and the Pirates’ Riddles. This does not contain cheats or hacks, but will instead teach you strategies to help you decipher Blackbeard’s treasure maps and load up on the booty.
Choose from two modes of play: Casual Game and Hard Game. The Casual Game mode features a tutorial and starts with easy levels. If you are experienced with number grid games, you might want to head straight for Hard Game mode, which has no tutorials and gives challenging puzzles from the start.
Primarily a number grid game, Arizona Rose and the Pirates’ Riddles mixes it up with hidden object and Mosaic puzzles. Here we give you the basics on solving each type of puzzle. You can earn a number of trophies as you play. See if you can earn them all.
Number grid puzzles are logic games, and no math skills are required. The numbers on the side and top of the grid are your clues to solving these puzzles. If the numbers on the side of the puzzle are 2,7, that means there is first a group of two tiles together, then a group of seven tiles together. Every set of tiles must be separated by at least one blank tile.
Note the finger and pirate’s hook icons at the right of the screen. If the finger is highlighted, a left click will mark tiles. Right clicking will remove a tile from the board. You can also remove tiles using the pirate’s hook. When the pirate’s hook is highlighted, your left click will remove tiles from the board.
Mistakes and Hints
On each puzzle, you are allowed a certain number of mistakes and given a certain number of hints. Every mistake you make launches a rock to destroy your treasure chest. If you make too many mistakes, your treasure chest is destroyed and you must restart the level.
As you play, you will see ocean items sitting on tiles. When you correctly mark or delete a tile with these items, you release a bonus. There are five types of bonus:
- Seahorse gives you 5 extra treasures.
- Starfish adds 1 to your multiplier.
- The Crab allows you to make an additional mistake
- The Scallop Shell gives you 500 bonus points, and the Turtle gives you 1,000 bonus points.
Solving certain Mosaic puzzles unlocks power-ups. When you earn a power-up, it will appear at the bottom of your screen. With the exception of the Leather Satchel, these power-ups recharge during game play, enabling you to use each power-up multiple times in a single puzzle.
- Medallion randomly reveals six filled tiles.
- Map reveals all tiles touching a tile you choose.
- The Leather Satchel is automatically activated and allows you to make an additional four mistakes per puzzle.
- The Sword power-up randomly removes six blank tiles.
- Choosing the Skull reveals all tiles in a row of your choosing
- The Stone Eyeball reveals all tiles in a column of your choosing.
Hidden Object puzzles are represented by the Adventure hat on your map. In these puzzles, across the bottom of the board are the grayed-out items that you need to find in the picture.
Mosaic games are shown on the map according to what type of object you need to place. Fuzzle Express is a Tetris-style puzzle where you place the shaped tiles to completely fill in an outline. Click on a piece to hold it, and right click to rotate the piece. You can move a piece as many times as you like.
In the other type of Mosaic puzzle, shaped tiles cascade down the left side of the screen. Click on a piece to hold it. You can rotate the piece by right clicking. Don’t rotate too many times, or else the piece will spin helplessly out of control and cannot be placed on the board. Be careful placing pieces. Once they are on the board they cannot be moved. Fill in the entire picture before you accumulate too many pieces.
Play starts in the Village. Complete the Hidden Object game and the antique shop owner gives you some old maps.
The wreck of the Star Chaser is your first stop in your quest for the pirate’s treasure. The depths reveal spooky images such as skulls as you continue to decode Blackbeard’s maps.
At the Rocky Coast, a Hidden Object game gives you blocks in different shaped tiles. Once you find all the items displayed at the bottom of the screen, you progress to your first Mosaic puzzle. Inside the box you find a gold medallion. This unlocks your first power-up.
You never know what you will find when you enter the steamy jungle. The first puzzle here is a Hidden Object game. Your search will yield another treasure map, which unlocks your second power-up.
Following the clues in the map, you find your way Into the Cave. You find another box, but this one is made from stone. Inside you find a sword. This is your third power-up.
The treasure map leads you to the middle of the ocean. Solving the wooden box puzzle reveals a leather satchel. This is your fourth power-up.
After so much adventure you return to the Beach for some much needed rest. Just when you are lulled into a sense of security, an angry policeman comes to arrest you for stealing the treasure.
Instead of taking Arizona Rose to the police station, she is brought to a small cottage. You must figure out the clues held in the number grid puzzles to escape.
Start this level with a wooden box puzzle. Fill the puzzle with the shaped tiles and you gain your fifth power-up.
Wreck of the Spirit
The oldest of the shipwrecks, at the Wreck of the Spirit solve the Hidden Object puzzle to find a heavy stone box. In this box you discover your last power-up: the Stone Eyeball.
To solve number grid puzzles, remember to:
- Look for larger numbers that will fill a row or column.
- Try to get outside edges first.
- Use your power-ups. These recharge while you play, so you can use a power-up multiple times on a single puzzle.
For Cascading Mosaic puzzles:
- Look to place large pieces first.
- Start with the outside corners. Be careful trying to fill in every space, because you cannot move tiles once they are placed.
- Let the smaller pieces, such as single and double pieces, fall to the bottom. You will want these later in the puzzle when you have to fill in small spaces.
- Smash big pieces with the hammer.
Feel the thrill of adventure hunting for Blackbeard’s treasure. The beautiful backdrops help you relax, and Arizona Rose and the Pirate’s Riddles provides many hours of gaming fun.
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