Tomb Raider
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Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider is one of the most successful multi-platform franchises ever created.  It began life as a computer game back in 1996, became a film in 2001, whilst this highly successful online pokie featuring scatters and wild symbols was released in 2004

How To Play

Tomb Raider is a 5-reel, 15 payline game where wins pay left to right. Coin values range from $0.05 – $0.50 and a maximum of 5x coins can be played on any spin.  Playing the maximum number of paylines at the maximum coin size means that you can wager up to $37.50 per spin, although the game can be played from as little as $0.05 per spin

Symbols and Paylines

  • Wild substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter
  • Lara Croft is the scatter and x2, x3, x4, x5 pay anywhere on the reels
  • Scatter wins are a multiple of your total wager
  • 5 x wild = 7500 credits staked per line (up to $18,750)
  • 4 x wild = 2000 credits staked per line (up to $5,000)
  • 5 x scatter = 400 x total wager (up to $15,000)
  • 4 x scatter = 50 x total wager (up to $1,875)

Graphics and Sound

Surprisingly this game doesn’t place as strong an emphasis on the character of Lara Croft herself as might be expected.  The images are drawings rather than CGI graphics or stills from the films, and while they are eye-catching the game’s visuals are perhaps not as engaging as its sound effects. A sepulchral drone underpins the game which is contrasted by a driving drum beat during the free spin round, while each symbol has its own individual win accompaniment.  Each spin is quickly completed, a bonus for those who like a fast-paced game.

Jackpot

The maximum jackpot available on Tomb Raider is $56,250, won when 5x wild symbols appear during the 10x free spin feature, where all wins are tripled.  5x scatter symbol during the free spin bonus wins a maximum jackpot of $45,000.

Special Features

During the straightforward and easy-to-follow Idol Bonus round, triggered when 3x, 4x or 5x idol symbols appear on any payline, you are taken to another screen and shown a selection of ten golden idols.  You choose three idols and behind each is a multiplier, all three of which are added together to give you your win figure (between $750 and $1,250).  The size of the payouts available depend on how the bonus feature was triggered.

The 10x free spin bonus, triggered when the Lara Croft scatter symbol appears 3x, 4x, or 5x anywhere on the reels, is a potentially very lucrative feature because all wins are tripled, meaning you can win jackpots of $45,000 or $56,250.