Tomb Raider POKIE
If you have ever fancied taking part in an adventure, it is time to join the legendary Lara Croft in her epic trip to jungles in search of an ancient gold idol. In this pokie, Microgaming invites you to a perilous quest where you are going to explore decrepit dungeons and find the treasures. The intricately portrayed symbols narrate the story of the challenging adventures and will award you with healthy prizes, up to 7500 coins in total. Tomb Raider has an attractive free spin feature with all wins tripled, a helpful wild symbol and a mysterious Tomb Bonus round where 2500 coins can be won.
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This 5-reel 15-payline pokie is inspired by the same-name action film where the main character is portrayed by Angelina Jolie. As the pokie was released back in October 2004, its art design looks a bit dated and not very memorable, though the reels animate smoothly and the 2D graphics make a pretty good showing.
Fitting the theme perfectly, the symbols represent a big Bengal tiger guarding the ancient vault, a manuscript depicting some intricate device, and Lara Croft herself. Along with the themed icons, the pokie has a set of five card symbols that traditionally pay out lower (x2–x125) for three, four or five of a kind. Theme-related pictures pay off $625 (five tigers), $1250 (five Lara Croft symbols portraying her squatted down and holding a gun) and $1250 (five manuscripts). All ordinary symbols create combinations when at least three matching symbols line up.
There are three bet options to configure. A coin size available from $0.01 to $0.50 is changed with the “+” and “-“ buttons on the user control under the reels. The number of coins per line is also changed from 1 to 5 by clicking the Select Coins button. And finally, you can reduce the number of lines down to 1. Overall, the minimum and maximum bets in the game are $0.01 (with one line in play) and $37.50 (with all lines wagered on).
The Tomb Raider icon is a wild that stands in for any regular icon, thus helping them complete a combination when needed. Five wild symbols gathered on an active line pay off the pokie’s first jackpot worth $18,750. Four wilds are also very profitable, awarding up to $5000.
Scatter and free spins
Lara Croft holding two crossed guns is a scatter. Scatters pay out in any position when three or more appear after the reels come to a stop. Two to five scatters pay off x2, x4, x50 and x400 respectively, so five scatters produce $15,000 at max, which is the second largest jackpot in the pokie. 3+ of these symbols unlock access to 10 free spins that can be retriggered under the same conditions as the base game. Moreover, all winnings during the feature are multiplied by x3.
The Tomb bonus feature begins on the second screen, once you get three or more bonus idols on a row. You will find yourself at an underground stone temple where 12 idols are located. You are asked to choose 3, 4 or 5 idols, each revealing an instant cash prize. The feature ends when no picks remain. The maximum possible reward in the bonus game depends on the number of triggering bonus symbols, with the maximum of $6250.
The pokie is focused on low-budget players and will appeal to those who like movie-themed games. The quality of graphics is average but features are OK. Among them are 10 free spins, a moneymaker wild symbol and a pick-to-win bonus game.