In 2004 Microgaming brought out the immensely successful online slot Tomb Raider, which was based on the movie and video game franchise of the same name. Due to it being one of Microgaming’s very first slots, the title was due an upgrade and Microgaming duly presented Tomb Raider II, Secret of the Sword to the world in 2012. The new game has the same five reels but thirty adjustable paylines, better graphics and more extras.
The game has a decent betting margin with up to ten coins being able to be staked per line. This makes the game a great one for all budgets. Players of all levels should like the game too, as it has quite a bit to offer by way of extras, and some pretty decent graphics to tie it all together. The game does not have a progressive jackpot however, and only a standing one of 7500 coins can be won by a lucky few.
Big Screen Graphics
The graphics in Tomb Raider II have been taken straight from the movie and game franchise. The symbols are done to look like they have come out of the video game, with a certain amount of realism and not cartoon style at all. A great little inclusion is cut scenes of Lara and her Mentor throughout the game. During the story line there are video clips that come up showing interaction between the characters, which adds to the player’s immersion in the story and the game as a whole. The sound is decent, but not incredible.
Story Line Symbols
Most of the symbols in Tomb Raider II are taken from the story line and theme, except fir the very bottom ones that are from a set of poker cards and may look more at home on a different slot machine. These have not had a whole lot of design work put into them, although they are bright and stand out nicely. The rest of the symbols portray our heroine Lara Croft and her various adventures around the world. In fact all of them are her in different situations, which is a bit confusing at first. Especially since the wild is also Lara, albeit just her face.
Tomb Raider II Special Features
Tomb Raider II has a lot of special features. The first and most basic is the games wild symbol, which is a close up of Lara Croft’s face. This can replace all the other symbols in the game except for other special ones such as the scatter and the bonus symbol at the best Australians pokies sites. Wild symbols will also appear locked onto the reels in the randomly triggered Super Mode
The games scatter is the Relic Symbol. Three or more of these will launch a number of free spins. The free spins come with a Rolling Reels feature, where winning combinations will explode off the screen, allowing for more symbols to take their place and create more wins.
The final feature is the Global Adventure Bonus. This is launched by finding a passport symbol in the middle of a reel. This will activate the reel. When all five reels are activated, you will be taken on a second screen game where you have to travel the world to find the missing pieces of the Secret Sword. Each location consists of a Pick Me game which will provide you with either a piece of the map, a piece of the sword, an additional mini game, or a trap. Two traps will end your game.