Tomb Raider

Microgaming’s Tomb Raider slots game has been one of its most popular games since its release in 2004. Using images from the original video games and the movie versions, Lara Croft is the star of the game, which has some great special bonus features.

Highlights

  • Slot type: Video Slot
  • Reels: 5
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Theme: Movies
  • Lines: 15
  • Bonus Game: yes
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Payout: $56,250
  • Software: Microgaming

How to play

Microgaming’s Tomb Raider slot game is a 5 reel, 15 payline online pokie that offers players five different coin sizes – 0.05. 0.10, 0.20, 0.25, 0.50. Between 1 – 5 coins can be played per line and so the max bet ranges in size from $3.75 to $37.50 (with a minimum bet of 0.05). Wins pay left to right and are multiplied by the line bet, with the exception of scatter wins which pay anywhere on the reels and are multiples of the total bet.

  • Tomb Raider logo symbol is wild
  • Wild substitutes for all other symbols, except the Lara Croft Scatter and Idol Bonus symbols
  • Lara Croft close-up symbol is the Scatter
  • Hitting 3x, 4x or 5x Lara Croft Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels triggers the 10x free spin bonus
  • Hitting 3x, 4x or 5x Idol Bonus symbols triggers the Tomb Bonus feature
  • 5x Tomb Raider logo wild symbols = 7500x line bet (up to $18,750)
  • 5x Lara Croft Scatter symbols = 400x total bet (up to $15,000)
  • 5x Lara Croft climbing symbols = 2000x line bet (up to $5,000)
  • 5x Lara Croft twin pistols symbols = 1000x line bet (up to $2,500)
  • 5x Magic Disk symbols = 500x line bet (up to $1,250)
  • 5x Tiger symbols = 250x line bet (up to $625)

Jackpots

Tomb Raider slots game offers a jackpot prize of $56,250, won for hitting 5x Tomb Raider logo wild symbols during the free spins bonus feature when all wins are tripled (betting the maximum coin size and number). Hitting 5x Lara Croft Scatter symbols during this bonus round with the 3x multiplier in play pays out $45,000 (betting the max).

In base play, the biggest payout is $18,750, again for hitting 5x Tomb Raider logo wild symbols when betting the max. During the Tomb Bonus feature round, the biggest jackpot that can be won is $1,250.

Overall, the Tomb Raider casino game is a low- to medium-volatility online pokie with a RTP of 96.5%.

Special Features and Bonuses

There are two additional special bonus features that you can enjoy in this game. The Tomb Raider free spins bonus round awards 10x free spins when you hit 3x, 4x or 5x Lara Croft Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. During this feature, all wins are multiplied 3x, meaning the biggest possible jackpot win is $56,250 for hitting 5x Tomb Raider logo wild symbols.

The Tomb Bonus is activated by hitting 3x, 4x or 5x Idol Bonus symbols. This is played as a separate game, where you go to an underground dungeon containing twelve golden idols. Players select three of these idols, each of which conceals a multiplier; after your selections are completed, these are added together to form the total bonus win. The potential jackpot available depends on how the bonus feature was triggered:

  • 3x Idol symbols means the bonus payouts range between 36 -1500 coins (up to $750)
  • 4x Idol symbols means the bonus payouts range between 48 – 2000 coins (up to $1000)
  • 5x Idol symbols means the bonus payouts range between 60 – 2500 coins (up to $1,250)

Quick spin and auto play features are also available.

Graphics and Sounds

Fans of Lara Croft in any of her manifestations won’t be disappointed by the Tomb Raider slots game. Lara herself features prominently (although in her animated form, not as portrayed by Angelina Jolie), while the game also uses a wide range of images and animation from both the video game and the film adaptations. The game sounds good too, with a throbbing pulse in the background throughout which adds to the tension, and there are loud electronic blasts on winning spins. The music changes during the Tomb Raider free spins bonus round, when loud drumming takes over. Overall, this is a fast-paced game that looks and sounds as good as it plays.

Bottom Line

Although this pokie has been successful enough to spawn a 2008 sequel – Tomb Raider II – Secret of the Sword – this original version has remained popular and continues to be one of Microgaming’s best-loved titles. Good jackpot payouts, two bonus feature rounds, and a RTP of 96.5%, combined with a globally recognised theme and heroine, mean that its popularity is unlikely to decline any time soon.