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This slot was released in 2004 making it 12 years old, and let’s be honest you can tell by the out-of-date graphics, although it has been updated for mobiles.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.
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 nowadays, but the game-play is still up there. In fact, this is one of those comfy, feel good games that we keep going back to.
Tombraider slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 15 paylines. 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 and complicated map/puzzle thing.
The Tomb Raider logo is your Wild and as always can be used to substitute for any symbol on any winning pay-line, to give you. 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
Tombraider slot comes with 2 bonus rounds Wombat fans, both which are completely separate in the way they deliver wins.
Tomb Bonus Round
To get trigger off this little beauty, you need to land 3x 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 yer 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 slightly 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. Next you’ll be instantly awarded with 12 free spins and a very generous 3x multiplier. Oh, and there’s one more piece of good news: this bonus can be retriggered 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 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. Plus, with 2 lucrative bonuses on offer the RTP for this game is very good at 96%.
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.