Although it was launched in October 2004, the Tomb Raider pokie has stood the test of time. Just like the video game, this pokies game sees Lara Croft (played by Angelina Jolie in the hit movie) take you on an adventure as she searches for the lost idol. Still hot after over a decade, this Microgaming pokie is a must try for any fan of the video game or movie.
Tomb Raider is a 5 reel game with 15 pay lines. There are various coins sizes to choose from: 5c, 10c, 20c, 25c, and 50c. The maximum bet is 75 coins or $37.50, which is a very large maximum bet as far as online pokies go. The minimum bet size is 5c, which is one coin on one payline.
The minimum payout is 2 coins if you hit three 10s. You can also win 2,000 coins if you hit four Tomb Raider icons and 500 coins for five Gun-Toting or Crouching Lara Croft symbols.
The Gun-toting Lara Croft symbol acts as the scatter symbol and triggers free spins. The Tomb Raider logo is the wild symbol and the Idol is the bonus symbol and triggers the bonus round.
You just know a pokie based on the adventures of Lara Croft is going to be exhilarating. An introductory video plays after downloading the game that puts you in the story line. The game animations closely resemble the movie and video game, with Lara doing combat rolls, firing guns, and dodging bullets. The music’s tempo rises during the free spin bonus round, adding to the thrill. The tomb scene is somewhat eerie and was created realistically with the sound of dripping water.
Beginners and lower stakes players will love this game due to the fact that you can trigger the jackpot even at low stakes. A jackpot of 7,500 coins can be yours if you hit five Tomb Raider logos in an enabled pay line. The biggest jackpot during normal play is 37,500 coins (7,500 times the number of coins bet per line – 5).
While it doesn’t have a progressive jackpot, you can still increase your winnings by winning the jackpot during the Free Spin Bonus, which can result in a massive win of up to 112,500 coins (37,500 x 3)
Tomb Raider slot has several special features, including a scatter symbol – the Lara Croft icon. Two or more scatters in one game give the free spin bonus – 10 free spins at tripled payouts. Five scatters will win you 400 coins.
When 3-5 golden Idols appear on an enabled pay line, the bonus round is activated. The Tomb Bonus Round is played in a new second screen. Players get the chance to choose 3-5 Idols, depending on the number of icons they hit out of the 12 idols in the tomb. Each idol has corresponding bonus credits that can be won.
When this game was first started in 2004, it was the first of its kind to offer the chance to win a bonus game with a free spin feature. There’s also an auto-play feature in the game’s Expert mode, which lets you take a rest while the game keeps on going.
Tomb Raider has become a casino classic and a staple for many long-term slots players. It’s great for beginners and low stakes players who want to be in with a shot at winning the jackpot without betting high. Overall this is a great game, fast paced and full of adventure!