The Wombat says: Ahhh – Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider slot. She 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.
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.
This slot was released in 2004 and let’s be honest you can tell by the 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 that doesn’t seem to be losing its appeal.
There’s still plenty of play to be had in this slot classic. Along with the Avalon slot- this remains one of Microgaming’s most popular games.
With 5 reels 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 complicated compass that could lead you to some big wins.
Look and Feel
Times have moved on in design land since Tomb Raider was launched (try the King Tusk slot machine if you don’t believe me), but you know what? That doesn’t matter because Tomb Raider is a classic.
The graphics might be a little less, ahem, sophisticated than you find in newer games, but the game-play is still great. In fact, this is one of those comfy, feel good games that we keep going back to.
Tomb Raider Slot Game Play
Tombraider slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 15 pay-lines. Your symbols on the reels include the low value playing cards 10, J, Q, K & A done up in the style of the infamous Tomb Raider logo.
The higher value symbols are made up of a tiger, Lara in her ‘crouching and ready-for-action’ pose and some kind of weird map.
The Tomb Raider logo is your Wild and as always can be used to substitute for any symbol on any winning pay-line, to make up wins. 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.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
The Tomb Raider slot comes with 2 bonus rounds Wombat fans, both of which are completely separate in the way they deliver wins.
Tomb Bonus Round
To trigger this little beauty, you will need to land 3 or more of the Golden Idol symbols anywhere on your reels. Manage that, and you’ll be transported into a second screen where you’ll see an ancient tomb full of priceless artefacts.
To bag more cash in your coffers, pick 3, 4 or 5 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.
A more rewarding bonus is the Free Spins feature, which is triggered off when you get 3x or more of the Lara Croft scatters on any of the reels. These are the symbols that show Lara with 2 guns crossed across her chest.
You’ll be instantly awarded with 12 free spins and a generous 3x multiplier. This bonus can be re-triggered INDEFINITELY (yes, we do mean forever) at any time by landing 3x or more of the scatters again. Warning: You may get a bit dizzy…
Mobile Tomb Raider Slot
Lara Croft may have been around for a while, but this slot is cutting edge in some ways.
It was 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”.
This game is based on one of the most iconic video games EVER, and 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?)
Although she began as video game legend, Tomb RAider was always going to get the online slot treatment.
And then there were the Hollywood movie too, starring Angelina Jolie.
The Tomb Raider 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. And there are 2 lucrative bonuses on offer!
This game is still very much a classic. Slots fans should 100% give this game a go for a spot of 90s nostalgia- as it is still one of the most played games out there.
Wombat Score: 3.5/5
An oldie but still a goodie and she looks great on a mobile does that Lara.
- Do you stock any more Lara Croft slot games?
Yes, if you are a Lara fan, you should also try out Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs which is a newer game by Triple Edge Studios.