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TOMB RAIDER II REVIEW
Game Tomb Raider II
Tomb Raider ~ Secret of the Sword is a followup to one of the most highly acclaimed online slots games, the original Tomb Raider. The game and its predecessor are based on the video game series of the same name by Eidos, which was also later turned into motion pictures starring Angelina Jolie as the heroine Lara Croft
The new Secret of the Sword video slot is a 5-reel, 30-paylines machine (double the paylines of the original). Coin values range from 0.01 to 0.20, with the total coins being 300 for a maximum bet of $60. The machine features nice tumbling reels unlike the majority of Microgaming's other video slots. The wild symbol is of course Lara Croft, the series' well-endowed main character. Those wild symbols offer great payout opportunities, with 5 on any line bringing in a whopping 7500 coins. The scatter symbol is represented by Excalibur, and any 3 of them on one line rewards 10 bonus spins.
The real heart of the game is found in the bonus modes however, including the randomly accessed Super Mode, and the Global Adventure Bonus Game, the latter of which is activated by lining up any 5 passport symbols. Doing so will send Lara to her next exotic location, which could include Tokyo, London, or Bolivia. From that bonus game you can access yet another by getting finding the hidden treasure in the precious game. Doing so unlocks the Shootout Bonus Game, which lets Lara shoot any of 15 discs to reveal a bonus left behind. The Super Mode grants you 5 free spins with increased wilds in play, giving you a great opportunity to score some big rewards.
The largest difference between this video slot and the original Tomb Raider slot is less volatility. You're far more likely to reach bonus rounds and win some nice rewards with this slot, but also less likely to get larger rewards. Depending on your style as a slots player, this may be quite appealing, or not so much. For our tastes, we think it makes for a far more rewarding and enjoyable experience.
One of the very best video slot machines in Microgaming's collection, Tomb Raider ~ Secret of the Sword is an attractive and fun video slot machine with a variety of exciting ways to win that will please both fans of the games/movies, and those who simply love great online slots.