Microgaming are a bit partial to this theme, having got two similar tomb Raider titles securely under their belt. The difference is that Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs comes a few years later as technology has advanced, with stunning results. The Temple of Riches is the location this time, peppered with torches, grappling hooks, bags and water bottles.
Presented over a typical 5x3 setup with 243 ways to win, this slot brings modern mechanics to what might be considered an ageing theme. Play this game from 0.30 EUR or Bitcoin equivalent to 30 EUR across all your devices with ease. Win big prizes from the mysterious world of Lara Croft, navigating obstacles and puzzles that might arise from the combinations that fall onto the reels of stone.
The symbols of adventure
Sobek, the alligator God – yep – makes an appearance in this slot, or more like his golden head. Lara is, of course, present in serval forms: jumping, on the back of a motorcycle, with a gun and one of just her bust – sorry lads, I mean it in the artistic, cultural sense.
The bust is the most rewarding, bringing with it 50x your stake wins for five-of-a-kind across a payline. The wild in the game comes in the form of a scarab beetle symbol, and substitutes for all other symbols.
There’s a lovely rolling reels feature that sees symbols fall from above across the active board. If they form a win the contributing symbols will dissolve, only to be replaced by more that can then also count towards further wins. The wins can continue for as long as you are lucky enough to land them, with the wins increasing by 2x, 3x up to 5x.
Features to tempt you
What slot can stand proud without a decent free spins feature? And here we have a cracker triggered by getting three or more Book of Secrets scatters across the reels. There are between 8 and 32 free spins on offer here, starting off with a 3x multiplier and each consecutive win/roll increasing that multiplier to 6x, 9x and an astounding 15x.
This is a valuable feature and not to be confused with the average free spins features that you might find on other similar slots. This feature gets even better, as it can be retriggered for a further 8 free spins for every three scatters that appear. There is actually a total of 48 extra free spins on offer, taking that total to 80 free spins!
As if that isn’t enough to get you scrambling for the game, there’s a lucrative jackpot feature too. As you play the game, you’ll notice that wild symbols are collected and stored next to the reels, these will increase your chances of triggering the jackpot. When it does eventually trigger, you’ll either win the Minor, Major or Grand Jackpot prizes, worth 15x, 100x and 5000x times your stake respectively.
Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs looks incredible and shows up the older slots in a heartbeat. Those free spins are incredible, and the multipliers along with the extra spins and their respective multipliers make it a potential money bomb!
Variance is high, but that can mean prizes of up to 7,343x your stake on each free spin where that 15x multiplier is involved. Those three fixed jackpots with that Grand Jackpot worth a cool 5,000x your stake is also not something you want to overlook. Wow is all we can say right now.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring