The iconic video game explorer is back, and she’s raiding tombs much as before, with plenty of riches within to tempt you to play this Lara Croft Temples and Tombs mobile slot.
This new Lara Croft slot is from Triple Edge Studios, the official game maker from Microgaming, who originally created the popular Tomb Raider slot and Tomb Raiders Secret of the Sword.
So does Lara still have it? Or, much like the video game, is she now a relic of the past herself?
Well… Kinda. This Lara Croft online slot is hard to hate: it’s a well-crafted game. But for a branded Movie slot it lacks that drama that we’ve grown used to; from the Jurassic World game to Jumanji by NetEnt.
Here’s why we can’t hate this Lara Croft Temples and Tombs slot; it would mean hating the iconic Gonzo’s Quest.
Lara Croft Temples and Tombs is a 5 reel video slot with avalanching reel where every consecutive win gives you a bigger multiplier. Because winning symbols explode, you get mini-free goes on each win, increasing your chance of having more than one win in a spin.
Add wild scatters, free spins and bigger multipliers in the bonus games and well… that’s Gonzo in a few short sentences.
And overall this works. It does. With a high RTP 96.05%, this is a fun high variance game with lots of action to keep you exploring the tomb. It’s just that we’ve seen it all before.
There’s two main differences.
For one, Temples and Tombs is a 243 ways to win slot machine with 3 in-game jackpots. The jackpots can be won randomly and top 5,000 times your bet, so that’s no small amount.
Having it play as 243 ways to win machine is also a nice callback to how Microgaming made their name: making easy and clear for gamblers to see multiple wins at a time for a low bet. In this case, this real money slot has a minimum bet of 0.20 a spin, very nice for anyone looking to try it out.
But is there anything new or revolutionary here? No. Are the graphics worthy of the video games of today? Probably not. Will we play it again sometime down the line… Maybe? If we remember? With so many new Adventurer slots out there, we’re not sure this quite stands out as it should (given the history) but it’s a solid high variance game.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2019|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Software||Triple Edge Studio|
|Jackpot amount||In-Game Jackpot Only - Not Progressive|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 243 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.95% / 96.05%|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 20|
|Free spins||8 Free Spins / 3x Starting Multiplier|
|Bonus rounds||Avalanching Reels, Multipliers, Wilds, Free Spins, Instant Wins,|
|Slot Themes||Adventure & Explorer|
Wild: The Golden Scarab is the wild symbol and will replace any other symbol to create a win. It appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only.
How to win the Jackpot: Every wild is collected at the top of the reels and after any rolling reel finishes, it can randomly trigger. The more wilds you've collected the bigger your chances of getting the major jackpots.
Avalanching Reels with Multipliers: After any win, the symbols will explode and disappear. More symbols will them tumble down from above, and you'll get another chance at catching another win. This continues until no more wins are found, at which point you can choose to take another paying spin.
However, with each successful tumble, the multiplier increase, from 1x to 2x to 3x and finally x5.
Scatters and Free Spins: 3 Lara Croft Journal scatter symbols will trigger 8 free spins. You can also use a wild to trigger the free spins instead of a scatter.
During the free spins, the multiplier trail is increased to 3x, 6x., 9x, 15x.
While the graphics don't pop out of the screen, they are well executed and nice enough that we won't complain much. But maybe a little, as when you have as iconic a character as Lara Croft, you hope for a little more - even NetEnt'sLost Relics slot machine feels more like an adventure.
Still, the nice thing about this Lara Croft Temples and Tombs video slot is that it feels instantly familiar, with 5 reels and 243 ways to win of symbols from ancient Egypt and modern-day exploring.
Would we play this over the Gonzo's Quest slot just for the extra paylines and 3 jackpots? Honestly... maybe? If we remember it exists? Consider how many slot games on mobile exist, and then remember that if you are not iconic straight away, you get lost in the shuffle.
This Triple Edge Studios game might get lost in the shuffle. But if you are fairly new to slots and come across it, we suspect you'll be wide-eyed with glee at some fun mechanics and big possible wins.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 28, 2020 - Rating