Lara Croft Temples and Tombs is a high volatility slot from Microgaming.
Tomb Raider Franchise
Lara Croft Temples and Tombs slot is a 5×3 grid and 243 ways to win slot which comes packed with a number of features including an up to 5,000x jackpot, free spins, Rolling Reels and multipliers. Lara Croft is the fictional English archaeologist/explorer from the hit video game franchise Tomb Raider. This branded slot, from Triple Edge Studios for Microgaming, finds Lara on her latest adventure in a quest to discover Egyptian treasure.
Ancient Egyptian Gods
The artwork in the game draws inspiration from the video game. The top-four symbols include four classic action poses of the iconic female character. Like guardians of the treasure, the medium-value symbols include statue heads of the gods Sobek and Anubis. The low-value symbols include a grappling hook, water canister, torch and backpack. The music helps to reinforce the Ancient Egyptian atmosphere.
The slot can be played with wagers that range from £0.20 to £20 and has a return to player (RTP) of 96.05%. Designed in HTML5, we can lose ourselves in the adventure on desktop, Android or iOS device. It is high volatility though which means it may require a higher bankroll.
Rolling Reels Feature
The Rolling Reels Feature is available in both the free spins and main game. Under this scenario, winning symbols involved in ways wins are removed to be replaced by new symbols. This can award multiple consecutive wins.
The slot has an RTP of 96.05%.
On each consecutive win, a win multiplier grows into different amounts depending on whether we’re in the main game or free spins game. In the main game, the win multiplier increases from 1x to 2x, 3x and 5x on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd+ rolling reel. In the free spins, the win multiplier increases from 3x to 6x, 9x and 15x on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd+ rolling reel.
A symbol of a scarab marking acts as a wild symbol that can substitute for all the other symbols when appearing on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels.
A jackpot may be unlocked at random after the Rolling Reels, if any, are completed. Wild symbols present on a winning round are collected. The chance of winning the jackpot depends on the number of wild symbols which increases up to 100%. Jackpots are multiplied by total bet for up to 5,000x.
In addition to free spins and wilds, there are 3 main features: Rolling Reels, Jackpot and Multiplier Trail.
A book acts as the scatter symbol that can unlock 8 free spins in sets of three on the first, second and third reels. Free spins can be re-triggered in the same way.
Lara Croft Temples and Tombs opinion: Stands out from the pack
I must admit, I wasn’t one of the biggest fans of Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider franchise during its peak, but I did enjoy playing this adaptation for its ancient Egyptian theme. While probably not in the same class as the iconic Book of Dead or Book of Ra, the slot has a number of things that makes it stand out from the pack. It tells a story to go along with the incredible artwork and soundtrack. The free spins were difficult to trigger but well worth the wait.
Not surprisingly, the Jackpot Feature was the most difficult to unlock and when I finally did, after a few hundred rounds, I walked away with the Minor Jackpot. The inclusion of several features meant that I never got bored. On the whole, if one can handle the high volatility, this is an entertaining slot and worth playing.