The wombat says: Ahhhhhhhh, Lara Croft. Who was once the woman of our dreams (before we met Mrs Wombat of course). In fact back in the late 90s, there wasn’t a man in Geek-land who wasn’t prepared to put down their Sega Mega Drive and Dominos Pizza to take up with Ms Croft at a moment’s notice on an extreme archaeological adventure. And if you are looking for the newer game, try the sequel : Tomb Raider 2, Secret of the Sword. Watch out though, the sequel is more volatile than the original game.
Based on one of the most iconic video games of EVER, Microgaming’s Tomb Raider slot sees Lara Croft on another quest to unearth relics and artefacts of vital importance while looking both as hard as nails and really quite sexy at the same time (how does she do that?)
As a video game legend, Tomb Raider was always going to get to the online slot treatment. And then there were the Hollywood movie remakes, too, starring Angelina Jolie, ahhhhhhhh such fond mammories, I mean memories! Yes, this wombat really loves Tomb Raider, but I digress. So anyway, how does the slot match up to the original games? Let’s find out.
This slot was released in 2004 making it 12 years old, and let’s be honest you can tell by the out-of-date graphics, although it has been updated for mobiles. There are plenty of the old classics that are getting a face lift (the Bar-Bar Black Sheep slot is another one). The Isis slot is another one of these classics that don’t seem to be losing their appeal anytime soon.
But there’s still plenty of play to be had in this slot classic. Along with the Avalon slot- this remains one of most popular games. With 5 reel and 15 pay lines, your standard high card symbols are accompanied on the reels by a vicious-looking tiger, Lara mid-action, a toothless Golden Idol, and some kind of mega old and complicated compass that will lead you to some big old wins.
Wilds, Scatters and Spins
The Tomb Raider logo is your Wild and as always can be used to substitute for any symbol on any winning pay-line. Lara Croft herself is your Scatter, get 2 of the Lara symbols anywhere on the screen and your bet will be doubled, and if 3 or more of the Lara Scatters show up, it’s 10 Free Spins time for you. All Free Spin wins are multiplied x3 and the Spins can be re-triggered indefinitely, too. Warning: You may get a bit dizzy…
Tomb Bonus Round
To get into the Bonus Round, you need to get 3 or more of the Golden Idol symbols. Manage that, and you’ll be transported into an ancient tomb full of priceless artefacts. To bag more cash in yer coffers pick three, four or five of the Golden Idols – depending on how many symbols you landed initially on the reals. Each idol is worth a cash amount that you will uncover. Once you’ve raided all the tombs, it’s back to the main game.
Mobile Tomb Raider Slot
Lara Croft may have been around for a while, but this slot is cutting edge in some ways. It was recently upgraded for smaller screens and now works just as well on a smartphone or a tablet, we’d even say it looks better on a mobile.
Load it up on your phone- the clean and simple design works really well on portable devices. The play and betting buttons are just the right size, so you are less likely to make one of those “Fat Finger Bets”.
That slightly haunting music when the game loads up. Does that remind you of Aliens, or is that just me? It all brings back memories.
Here’s a short video clip showing all of the main features.
This Lara Croft slot was cutting-edge when it was first released in 2004, but like one of Lara’s precious artefacts, nowadays it looks and feels a little dated on a desktop…but if you play her on a mobile or a tablet, it’s a different story all together.
This game is still very much a classic. Slots fans should 100% give this game a go for a spot of 90s nostalgia- it’s one of the most played games out there.
Wombat Score: 3.5/5
An oldie but still a goodie. She looks great on a mobile does that Lara.