The estimation of the longevity of any video game is a matter of dubiety. Various themes come and go with the seasons, and for every new period there seems to be a hundred new topics contending to grab, and hopefully hold, our attention. The Tomb Raider franchise has stood the most difficult test of all – the test of entertainment time. Laura Croft has been on the scene for all of 20 years. The adventurous brunette has been the star of video games, comic strips, blockbuster movies and more.
Our hero breaks open a traditionally male-dominated world of adventure, the solving of complicated puzzles whilst travelling the globe and engaging in combat and making exciting archaeological finds. A concept so electrifying was bound to be developed into an online slot game, sooner rather than later.
The online video slot version of Tomb Raider is the brainchild of the developers at Microgaming, and features 5 reels and 15 paylines, with special features including bonus prizes and a Free Spins Bonus Game.
Tomb Raider can be played for free or for real money.
Tomb Raider Slot Symbols
The game features fewer symbols than contemporary slot games. This does not seem to take away from potential winning opportunities. Symbols include a Tiger, an Idol, Laura in the famous squatting position as well as Laura holding a gun. Playing cards 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace also appear as reel symbols, designed to resemble the famous Tomb Raider font lettering style.
The themed symbols offer much larger payout values than the card symbols.
The Idol is the game’s bonus symbol. This is the key to triggering the Tomb Bonus.
Tomb Raider Tomb Bonus Game
The Tomb Bonus game is essentially a Pick Me bonus game. In order to get the game started, 3 or more Idol symbols must be spun into view, all appearing on one active payline. Once the game has been activated, a new screen will appear in view, showcasing a selection of Idols. 3, 4 or 5 Idols can now be selected, depending on the number of Idol symbols responsible for activating the game.
Each Idol conceals a bonus cash prize.
Free Spins Bonus Game
The game’s scatter symbol is Lara Croft holding a shimmering silver gun. The scatter symbol is not restricted to having to appear on any single payline, and can appear anywhere on the reels. Three or more scatter symbols carry a reward of 10 free spins rounds. Ad added bonus is that all winnings scored during the Free Spins Bonus Game, are automatically multiplied by 3.
Even better yet is that the Free Spins Bonus Game can be re-triggered an infinite number of times.
The game also features a wild symbol – the Tomb Raider logo wild symbol. This symbol will replace the other symbols so that a winning combination of symbols may be achieved on an active payline. The appearance of a wild symbol is always a welcome one. More than one wild symbol can appear on a single payline, increasing one’s chances at scoring a bulky win.