Path of Ra is an intriguing and surprisingly addictive puzzle game developed and published by Oneiric Tales. Described as a Narrative Puzzle, this game takes you to a series of challenging levels that surely puts your skills and knowledge to a test. The game follows the story of Ramses, an Egyptian Pharoah who died mysteriously. To discover the truth behind his mysterious death, Ramses’ soul was reincarnated as a hieroglyph on the murals of his own tomb. Now, you must help him find his way out and achieve the peace he deserves. To do so, you must solve a series of puzzles and successfully guide him to the exit portals. If you are up for a challenge, feel free to explore Path of Ra and see how far you can go.
Path of Ra Gameplay
The mechanics of this game are simple yet surprisingly tricky at the same time. As soon as the game starts, it prompts you immediately to the first puzzle. The game works slightly similarly to the classic sliding puzzle except for the ability to swap tiles that are not even adjacent to each other. The goal is to arrange these tiles in proper order so Ramses can safely pass through the exit portal. Once you are done arranging the tiles, hit the Play button to test if you get the correct pattern. As soon as you tap the button, Ramses will automatically move toward the direction he is facing by default.
Be mindful that you cannot manipulate his actions as soon as he started moving. The only way he changes his direction is if he hits a wall. Falling into the pit will put your game to a quick end and you have no other option but to start the same level back from the very beginning. The rate of difficulty will drastically increase as you progress. Eventually, your character will encounter various mechanisms that will either help or harm him in the process. These include levers that must be toggled to activate various objects like walls, traps, and many others.
A Test of Mind
While the mechanics are very simple, the game itself is tricky that will surely put your puzzle-solving skills to a great test. Despite the apparent simplicity of Path of Ra, the players are strongly encouraged to visualize the puzzle carefully and try to establish the most effective strategy to maximize their chances of survival. Keep in mind that most puzzles in this game only have one solution and while this affects the game’s overall replay value, there is a great number of puzzles to explore, providing Path of Ra with decent longevity. In case you are stuck, you can always use the hint to help you out.
Currently, it offers 60 carefully hand-crafted levels that are purely designed to test your mind. Aside from deadly mechanisms and traps, you will also encounter enemies as you progress and you either have to avoid them at all costs or utilize other mechanisms to kill them, otherwise, engaging in close combat will automatically kill your character. If you are looking for a game that will test your brain and skills, this app will certainly not disappoint.
Compelling Story and Amazing Visuals
The game is dubbed as a Narrative puzzle for a reason! The game highlights a very compelling story. It feels like you are solving a puzzle while trying to unravel the hidden mystery behind your character’s mysterious death. It is also important to mention that the game is merely inspired by Ancient Egyptian mythology and is based on historical characters and facts. If that doesn’t impress you enough, the fictional story of the game was made in collaboration with a real Doctor of Egyptology. Aside from the wonderful story to explore, Path of Ra is also an absolute visual delight that treats you with visually stunning details and graphics. Each puzzle features a different painting and a new enigmatic atmosphere to explore. To top it all off, the game is accompanied by a well-fitting piece of music to set you in an enigmatic and eerie mood. The game offers an Original Soundtrack for players to enjoy (it is recommended to use earphones for an optimal experience).
Unlock the Full Version
While Path of Ra is available for Free for both Android and iOS devices, unfortunately, the game only offers a demo version. The free edition only allows you to explore the first ten levels of the game. To unlock the full version, you might want to purchase it from the in-game shop. This provides you with 50 more exciting levels and 4 beautiful cinematic cutscenes. Overall, Path of Ra is a very unique puzzle and definitely worth exploring. Good luck and have fun!
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