The Tomb Raider video game was a massive success in the second half of the 1990s. It’s produced several sequels since and of course transferred over to the movie world with some fairly successful releases. Now we get the slot game and it’s from Microgaming so that means we’re virtually guaranteed a great game from these excellent slot designers.
With it being an official game that means we get some shots from the movies making it look an even better game. This is a five-reel game that contains three rows of symbols and there are an impressive 30 paylines for you to try and win some money on. There’s a driving soundtrack that you won’t be pressing the mute button on. The 30 paylines aren’t a fixed amount so it’s up to you to decide after working out a financial budget how much you’ll stake on each spin of the reels.
High value symbols in the game are Lara Croft herself in her black outfit that has given many men happy thoughts over the past couple of decades. We see her on a red motorbike, scaling a wall and flying through the air while trying to shoot someone. There’s also the ten to Ace playing card symbols.
The wild symbol in this game is another image of Lara Croft, the heroine of this slot. It can substitute for other symbols in order to get you some tasty winning combinations It can’t sub for the green-tinged fragment scatter symbol which gets you into the free spins round and a passport symbol (she gets around a bit does Lara) which helps get you entry into the Global Adventure game.
To get some free spins you need to get at least three of the green fragment scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Doing so rewards you with ten free spins and this features the Rolling Reels feature which is one that I always look forward to seeing in a slot. When you get a winning combination the symbols responsible will simply dissolve and that leaves a big gap of course that needs to be filled. That’s achieved by other symbols falling down into the gap after which the reels are re-evaluated and any new wins awarded. Get a win and the process is repeated again, each consecutive win increases the multiplier by one up to a maximum 5x.
There’s also the Super Mode random bonus. This can appear at any time during the base game and gives you five free spins. An added bonus is the fact that you get randomly allocated frozen wilds that can really help get you some wins.
Look out for the passport bonus symbol. When that appears on the centre spot of each reel it’ll trigger the Global Adventure Bonus Round. The The Global Adventure Bonus round is activated when the passport symbol ends up on the centre spot on each reel.
There’s a world map that has five locations – Bolivia, London, Ghana, Nepal and Tokyo. Each of the locations has six artefacts that you have to choose from. You can reveal anything from a sword fragment, hidden treasure or a trap. If you’re lucky enough to find the sword fragment then this allows you to look in other locations. Two traps in one place isn’t such good news as it ends the round.
A great game to play, everything is impressive from the way it looks to its soundtrack. The bonus games are excellent too with the rolling reels feature which is one of the best around in my book. There’s a lot going on so have a good look through the paytable and have some free games to build up your experience of the game.