Tomb Raider will always occupy a special cult status, particularly among teenage gamers from a certain generation. Lara Croft’s escapades breathed life to the Tomb Raider franchise, which went beyond the video games to include a film, notably starring Angelina Jolie in the starring role. It’s hardly a surprise then to see Tomb Raider as a slots title, combining graphics and visuals from the series with a solid slots game that offers the chance to win up to 7,500 coins on a single spin.
At its core, this is a 15 payline, 5 reel slot, with plenty of action designed to keep Tomb Raider fans engaged. The visuals channel Tomb Raider from the second you hit the intro video, which of course features Lara herself as it sets the scene. Once you get to the main reels game, you’ll find a selection of symbols familiar to Tomb Raider fans, alongside the high-card symbols that traditionally fill in the low value gaps on the reels. Even the high-card symbols are presented in Tomb Raider lettering – it’s entirely consistent throughout the game.
As a Microgaming slot, you can expect a good quality game, plus plenty of chances to win on individual spins and compete for bigger game jackpots. You can bet between £0.05 and £375 per spin. If the bonus games and free spin features along the way fall in your favour, you can quickly start to rack up the decent wins that keep this slot interesting.
Tomb Raider Wild: The Tomb Raider logo is the game’s wild symbol, and you’ll want to see this as often as possible if you’re spinning to win. Like in most slots, the wild symbol can stand in for anything else you are missing, helping you complete your payline in the process.
Lara with Crossed Pistols: When you see Lara with her pistols crossed, that’s the game’s main scatter symbol. Three or more of these on your reels translates into free spins, and these spins are retriggerable from your free games. In other words, if you’re spinning for free and you hit another 3 scatter symbols, you can keep the free spins rolling infinitely.
Idol Symbols: The idol is the bonus symbol, and three or more of these symbols lining up on your reels on any active payline is good news – it triggers the bonus game, which you can use to choose a number of cash amounts, depending on whether you landed 3, 4 or 5 of these symbols.
Jackpots & Special Features
The in-game jackpot stands at 7500x your coin stake, a decent return for any non-progressive slot. When you factor in the RTP of 96.65%, it’s clear this is a game with juicy returns on offer, and even if you don’t land the jackpot with your first spin, you can expect to compete on decent terms, with a very slim house edge for a slot.
The bonuses are good, particularly the free spins bonus, which can trigger win after win when luck is on your side. When you also weigh in the triple payouts on free spin bonuses, it’s clear this is where the best money lies, shy of winning the jackpot.
To land the jackpot itself, you simply need to land 5 of the Tomb Raider logo symbols to win 7500 coins in return.
Microgaming slots are usually pretty good, and Tomb Raider certainly doesn’t disappoint. Whether you’re a fan of the series, or you’re just out to find slots with a high RTP, this game certainly won’t disappoint.