The Original Tomb Raider Slot (and Best?)
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!)
Back in the late 90s, there wasn’t a man in Geekland 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 a newer game, try Lara Croft: Temple and Tombs. This game has medium volatility, whereas the original is a low-variance 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 facelift (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. They go under the name of Games Global now after a buy-out.
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 gameplay is still great. This is one of those comfy, feel-good games that we keep going back to.
Tomb Raider Slot Game Play
The Tomb Raider slot has five reels, three rows and fifteen 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: land two of the Lara symbols anywhere on the screen and your bet will be doubled, and if three or more of the Lara Scatters show up, it’s ten Free Spins for you.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
The Tomb Raider slot comes with two bonus rounds for 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 three or more of the Golden Idol symbols anywhere on your reels. Manage that, and you’ll be transported to a second screen where you’ll see an ancient tomb full of priceless artefacts.
To bag more cash in your coffers, pick three, four or five of the Golden Idols – depending on how many symbols you landed initially on the reels. 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 three or more of the Lara Croft scatters on any of the reels. These are the symbols that show Lara with a pair of guns crossed across her chest.
You’ll be instantly awarded twelve Free Spins and a generous 3x multiplier. This bonus can be re-triggered INDEFINITELY (yes, we do mean forever) at any time by landing three 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. There she is to the left, stepping out with her iPhone!
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 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 quite sexy at the same time (how does she do that?)
Although she began as a video game legend, Tomb Raider was always going to get the online slot treatment.
And then there was the Hollywood movie too, starring Angelina Jolie.
The Tomb Raider slot was cutting-edge when it was first released in 2004, and thanks to a revamp in HTML5, nowadays it still looks and feels pretty slick. If you play her on a mobile or a tablet, it’s even better – it’s got a great classic feel to it. And there are two lucrative bonuses on offer!
This game is still very much loved. 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: 4.1/5
An oldie but still a goodie and she looks great on mobile. We can’t wait for the next installment from Triple Edge Studios: Tomb of the Sun.
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. There is another game called Tomb of the Sun that launched in 2023, from the same Games Global partner.
What is your favourite thing about this slot?
Well, it’s a classic, isn’t it? Free spin wins are boosted by a 3x multiplier, and even better, you can also retrigger the free spins feature with three more scatters in the bonus. This seems to happen quite frequently as well, which make for good entertainment.