About Tomb Raider
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.