It is hard to believe that it has been over a decade since Microgaming unveiled a Tomb Raider-themed slot. The last entry – Tomb Raider: The Secret of the Sword – was a runaway success, and the casino software providers will be hoping for more of the same with their latest release.
When Microgaming announced that they were set to launch a new Tomb Raider-themed slot, everyone automatically assumed that it would be based on the recent film starring Alicia Vikander, or perhaps the trilogy of PlayStation games which have gone on to be hits. Instead, this slot takes its inspiration from a series of spin-off side-games, such as Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.
The Return of Rolling Reels
One of the more exciting features in this game is the return of the Rolling Reels feature. Microgaming’s acclaimed system of potentially dishing out multiple wins on a single spin is much appreciated. Every time a winning combo lands on the reels, players can see those icons disappear to be replaced by new ones. Successfully chaining together wins can see increasing multipliers added to your wins.
It is not as though wagers in this 243 ways to win slot are overly expensive in the first place. In fact, bets cost as little as 20p a game at their cheapest, and no more than £20 a spin at their costliest. For that, players can compete to win a non-progressive jackpot which is worth around 5,000x their bet in all.
Free Spins and Big Money Jackpot Prizes
Wild symbols naturally make an appearance in this game, (as scarabs) and can substitute for all icons on the second, third and fourth reels, save for scatters. Those scatters show up as Lara’s diary and can trigger a free spin round when 3 or more appear.
That free spin feature offers a total of 8 free games. However, the Rolling Reels feature can dish out tastier multipliers in this round, and additional free spins can be won by bagging more scatter icons on the reels. Players will also note that Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs also comes with a special jackpot prize. Any wilds which appear can float up to a pot, and following a Rolling Reels spin, there is a chance that a jackpot game will be offered. That can dish out prizes including the non-progressive jackpot mentioned a moment ago.
Uncover Temples and Tombs Everywhere This May
Lara Croft: Temple and Tombs is an epic slot, and part of a major franchise. Players can expect to find it debuting this month at all top casinos which offer Microgaming software, and there is no shortage of those around.