About Tomb Raider II
The Tomb Raider II: Secret of the Sword’s base-game is a thirty line casino slot format that works well. Even though it’s quite a low volatility game, you can still pick up some big prizes in the reels. These are accentuated with nice sonics, including digitised speech when you start to hit the bonus activation symbols and the old accelerating reels gimmick for the free spin round.
There are three bonus features available in Tomb Raider II: Secret of the Sword. The first two revolve around the free spin game. There’s the randomly awarded Super Mode feature. This is pretty rare so don’t get too excited about it, but when it does eventually hit you’re in for a flurry of prizes.
This feature gives you five free spins with multiple wilds locked in place. If you pick up more wilds then they’ll also lock in place for the duration of this round. The only downer is that you can’t enter either of the other two bonus features from within this round.
Tomb Raider II: Secret of the Sword’s second free spin bonus is the standard free spin game. Hit three or more of the bonus activating Excalibur scatters to take you into this round, where you’ll get 10 free spins for openers. Here there’s a cascading reel system, which Microgaming call Rolling Reels. Here if you hit a combination, the winning symbols will disappear, leaving spaces for new ones to drop in from above making new combinations.
The first combination is paid at the normal value, but the second combination is paid out with a 2x multiplier. This increases with subsequent combinations up to a maximum of 5x. The final feature in Tomb Raider II: Secret of the Sword is by far the best. It’s the Global Adventure Bonus Game.
To get into this round you’ll need to stop in a passport symbol once in the central position of each reel, which turns the reel blue for the duration of the game until you get into the bonus. You have to turn all five reels blue and then it’s off to the second screen to see what prizes you can win.
Here you’ll be given a choice of five different locations, each of which contains a very similar bonus game. In order to win the jackpot prize you’ll need to visit all of these, so the order you choose them in is irrelevant. Each bonus round will see you picking a number of pots, vases, coffins or similar archaeological items.
Two will contain traps, and the rest prizes, with one holding a fragment of the sword that gives Tomb Raider II: Secret of the Sword it’s name. Collect the sword fragment and you’re onto the next location, but avoid picking up two traps or your game could be over. Sometimes when you hit two traps, there’s another bit of second screen action where you’ll have a gun fight with Rebecca, your nemesis, and if you can take all her energy then you can continue in the bonus as if nothing had happened. If you are lucky enough to get all five pieces of the sword then you win the game’s jackpot.