Microgaming has developed Tomb Raider - Secret of the Sword in honor of Lara Croft, who has been declared by the Guinness Book of World Records to be the "Most Successful Human Virtual Game Heroine." The credit of introducing Lara Croft to the gamers' world goes to Core Design, which launched the original Lara Croft video game in 1996. Ever since, several versions of the game have been created and two movies have been produced on Lara Croft. Microgaming purchased the Tomb Raider franchise to give the online slot gaming world two versions of Tomb Raider slots, Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider - Secret of the Sword.
True to its theme, the slot's reels are set against the walls of a tomb. So you will be playing in the grim interior of some tomb. The reels are populated with symbols of high-value cards, along with different Lara Croft symbols.
Tomb Raider - Secret of the Sword has five reels, three rows, and 30 ways to win. You can bet up to 10 coins, choosing from coin values in the range of 0.01 to 0.20, which makes it a great slot for low rollers. To start playing, you have to activate the required number of paylines, a betting level, and a coin value before hitting the Spin button. Alternatively, you can just click on the Bet Max button to place the maximum permitted bet.
Since Tomb Raider - Secret of the Slot is packed with bonus features, you can win quite a lot of coins while spinning its reels. The wild symbol has a payout structure of its own and gives you the opportunity to win the top fixed payout of 7500 coins. You just have to land five wild symbols along an activated payline. The other thematic symbols of Lara Croft offer prizes in the range of 2000 coins to 15 coins. The high-value card symbols offer payouts in the range of 100 coins to 5 coins.
You can win more cash in the slot's free spins with rolling reels feature and up to 450 times your bet amount in the Global Adventure Bonus.
A close-up of Lara Croft serves as the wild symbol. Since it substitutes for all other symbols except the bonus symbols, you can use it to create winning combinations.
In addition, wild symbols have payouts of their own. If you land five, four, three, or two Lara Croft wild symbols along an active payline, you will win 7500 coins, 750 coins, 75 coins, and 5 coins, respectively.
The scatter symbol fetches cash prizes of up to 100 times your bet amount. Land five, four, three, or two scatter symbols anywhere on the reels to win 100 coins, 20 coins, three coins, or two coins, respectively.
You can activate the free spins with rolling reels feature by landing at least three scatter symbols on the reels. If you land a winning combination during a free spin, all the symbols in that combination will disappear and other symbols will roll down into the spaces created by the disappearing symbols. This will continue till no more winning combinations are formed. Every time the reels roll, the multiplier value is increased by one. You can generate a multiplier value of up to x5.
On the downside, you cannot re-activate the free spins feature when the free spins are being played. You also cannot activate the Global Adventure Bonus during the free spins round.
You don't have to do anything special to activate the Super Mode as it can get activated at random. When it gets activated, you will receive five free spins with random wild symbols that remain frozen on the reels as long as the Super Mode lasts.
On the downside, the Super Mode does not get activated during the free spins round. You also cannot trigger the free spins with rolling reels feature and the Super Mode simultaneously.
Landing a bonus symbol at the center of a reel activates the Global Adventure Bonus. Now, you have to travel all over the world in search of fragments of Lara Croft's sword. The slot shows you a map and prompts you to select a location. If you click on the correct location, you will uncover the fragment of a sword. This will enable you to move to the next level of the game, in which you can find another fragment.
You can take your favorite game heroine with you wherever you go because Microgaming has created a mobile version of Tomb Raider II. You can load the game right in the browser of your iOS and Android device and play the game for fun or real money.
We have no complaints to make against this slot. It would have been great if it had a progressive jackpot, but it has too many bonus features for any player to feel the absence of a progressive jackpot.
Features such as rolling reels, multipliers, and bonus games can keep you spinning the reels of this slot for a long time. But there is no chance of you going broke as the betting range is quite affordable. You just cannot afford to miss this Microgaming slot.