Tomb Raider

Explore the reels of the Tomb Raider Slot Machine with Lara Croft as you seek out the golden idols and free spins on your treasure quest.

  • Slot based on the super Eidos Tomb Raider video game series
  • One of the most popular titles to feature in the Microgaming catalogue
  • Free spin round pays you out a 3x bounty on all your prizes
  • Re-trigger the free spin round from within the feature to add to your spins
  • Golden idol bonus has you searching out the big money treasure
  • High paying slot machine pay-table pumps out the wins

Everyone’s heard of the awesome Eidos video game, Tomb Raider. This popular third person puzzle game was one of the best selling computer games across the last two decades, seeing players take on the role of Lara Croft as they negotiated old ruins looking for treasure whilst dodging bad guys and beasts. Microgaming, one of the darlings of the internet gambling boom, have created a slot machine based on this well loved franchise – and what else could they call it but the Tomb Raider slot.

Visually Tomb Raider has a lot of old school appeal in its reels. The game’s symbols, including the poker icons, have been crafted in the Tomb Raider font to keep the machine in line with the appropriate branding. On top of this there’s a great ancient temple-like background that makes you feel like you could be creeping around some kind of game level looking for treasure – kind of appropriate as you’re looking for the cash on this game’s reels.

The audio on this slot machine is a little bit of a let down. There’s not much too the sounds here with a few electronic win noises to narrate the action on the reels combined with a very generic spin noise. This is because Tomb Raider comes from a time when development houses had to be a little more economical with their bandwidth and something had to give – unfortunately this was usually the sound. However, this is the only bad point about an otherwise staunch slot game.

The Tomb Raider base game is artful in its simplicity. You’ve got a very good pay-table that’s backed by a fifteen pay-line, five reel casino slot structure. This comes complete with a wild symbol that will help you make up the winning combinations by substituting where-ever possible and two types of bonus symbol. There’s a very good pay-table waiting behind the reels too – this is one of those machines where every win is definitely worth getting and some symbols even pay for two strong combinations.

The free spin game in Tomb Raider is activated when you hit three or more of the Lara Croft double gun scatters anywhere in view on the base-game grid. This takes you to a second set of reels where all your wins are trebled and you’ll receive ten free spins. You can not only activate the second screen bonus round from the free spin reels, but you can also re-trigger the feature by hitting three more scatters, adding a further 10 spins to your total.

Want some second screen action? Then all you need to do is stop in three or more of the golden idol bonus symbols on any of the game’s active pay-lines. This takes you to a second screen feature where you have to pick the symbols of your choice to reveal cash prizes. The more symbols you use to activate this feature the bigger the amounts you can uncover – the only thing to note is if you do manage to hit this bonus from the free spin round, your prizes won’t be trebled, but that’s a small price to pay for the big pay-out you’ll get from both features.

Slot Professor Says

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Ahhh the 1990s – those were the days. Sitting in the sun thinking we’d made it as a society, drink beer, listening to Underworld and playing Tomb Raider. Even though I haven’t fired up any Lara Croft based video games for a number of years now, this classic character in her digitised format still has a special place in my heart. Perhaps that’s why I, and a huge number of other slot machine players, are wedded to the reels of this magnificent title. Part of the charm of the Tomb Raider slot machine has to be its strong pay-table, which offers great wins at every level. This is backed up with a wonderful free spin round where the 3x multiplier comes in handy for helping you get in the prizes. However, I should warn you that this doesn’t mean that the bonus always pays. Sometimes you can hit this feature round and only receive a very small reward for your troubles. The best bonus therefore on Tomb Raider is actually the second screen sub-game, which always guarantees a good prize. You may want to adjust your stake amount and the way you play to ensure your entry into this quality little feature. Make sure you therefore choose a fairly low spin stake in relation to your entire bankroll to be sure to find your way into the back of the temple where you’ll be choosing golden idols for cash.