Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs is powered by Microgaming and comes with 5 reels and 243 ways to win. Playable from 20p to £20 per spin across all compatible devices, you get to uncover mysterious fortunes by navigating puzzles and obstacles to reveal the hidden secrets of the golden tomb.
With Microgaming already offering 2 Tomb Raider slots, Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs has been released quite a few years later so looks amazing – set inside the Temple of Riches, symbols appear on stone slabs. You’ll see torches, grappling hooks, bags and water bottles.
You’ll also see Sobek (the alligator God), Sobek’s golden head and Lara Croft – she appears jumping, on a motorcycle, with a gun and just her face. The latter is the most rewarding symbol giving you 50 times your stake for 5 across a payline. The scarab beetle gold coin is the wild and performs all the usual substituting duties.
Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs benefits from the Rolling Reels feature – symbols fall from the top. When part of a winning combination, the contributing symbols dissolve with new ones replacing them. This allows for continuous wins from each spin. Each win increases the multiplier to 2x, 3x and finally 5x.
There’s also a Free Spins feature which is played when you get 3 or more Book of Secrets (journal) scatters on the reels – you’ll get between 8 and 32 free spins. Beginning with a 3x multiplier, each consecutive win/roll will increase the multiplier to 6x, 9x and 15x! You can also retrigger the feature to give you a further 8 free spins every time 3 scatters appear – in total, there’s up to 48 extra free spins to be won meaning a grand total of 80 free spins.
Finally, there’s a Jackpot feature – wild symbols are collected throughout the game which increase your chances of triggering a jackpot. Once randomly triggered, you will win either the Minor, Major or Grand Jackpot. These are worth 15, 100 and 5,000 times your stake respectively.
Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs is definitely a step-up from its predecessors – for starters, it looks amazing as the older slots look a little dated now. I like the use of the Rolling Reels feature with multipliers – especially in the Free Spins feature where a potential 15x multiplier can apply (it reminds me of NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest).
Variance wise, Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs is high and can give you payouts of 7,343 times your stake on each free spin involving the 15x multiplier. Remember there are 3 fixed jackpots to be won with the Grand Jackpot worth a cool 5,000 times your stake. All that’s left for you to do is join Lara and discover a world of adventure and riches.