Tomb Raider I
By SQUARE ENIX INC
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CLASSIC GAME ALERT!
We’re going back to where it all began for one of the most famous video game characters of all time – Lara Croft – with the release of her very first adventure! That’s right, Tomb Raider I is now available for your iPad and iPhone in all its original (and challenging!) glory.
We’ve not messed about with it, so it’s the full, unedited, unadulterated experience from the classic release at a super-low price. How better to find out if you’ve still got what it takes to beat a legendary game than by taking on the lost city of Atlantis and the pyramids of Egypt? It’s probably not for the faint of heart!
The game includes two extra chapters that were included in the game’s 1998 re-release, giving you a total play time of around 15 hours. Also supports game controllers such as the MOGA Ace Power and the Logitech PowerShell.
Here’s some story info:
Adventurer Lara Croft has been hired to recover the pieces of an ancient artefact known as the Scion. With her fearless acrobatic style she runs, jumps, swims and climbs her way towards the truth of its origin and powers - leaving only a trail of empty tombs and gun-cartridges in her wake. On this trail are breath-taking 3D worlds where exploration, puzzle and platform elements blend in a seamless real-time environment. A perfect chance for newcomers and diehards alike to jump back into the series' seminal single-player action.
•Epic Exploration - The lost city of Atlantis and ancient Egyptian pyramids are ripe for discovery: explore every hidden dark crevice and impossible heights; enter into strange, undiscovered lands and solve their deepest, darkest mysteries; open doors to new realms, uncover great rewards and unearth secrets to Lara's past.
•Acrobatic Gunplay - Deftly leap around charging enemies while you unleash a hail of bullets from your trademark dual pistols.
•Combat Lethal Predators – The wilderness awaits with a wide range of enemies from bears to wolves, intriguing Atlantean centaurs and the terrifying T-Rex.
Good but not great. A few major issues.
Yes, this game is pretty good. It is exactly like the original game and it is fun to play it again on a different device. The controls aren't very good but once you get used to them, they aren't that bad. There are some majors issues I see in the game that need to be fixed. Auto saving is a real problem when it sometimes saves in the most random of places. It once saved on me when I was about to die. It frequently glitches out when pulling switches and putting items into their places. It is really awkward to choose save and load on the three different spots as it frequently choices the spots for you - very annoying! Overall, this game is pretty good for only a dollar but to be a good game, there are a few issues that need to be solved.
An old favorite
This is a direct port from the old PC and console game, and finding it for such a reasonable price was irresistible. I had a great time working it out all over again. As others have mentioned, the controls need work - specifically the jumping function - but some things are always going to be lost with the conversion to touch screen. Some of the old glitches have also been imported. I suggest players use the multiple save slots just in case. Overall, quite playable though, and certainly beatable. I finally managed what my 13 year-old self could never manage on Playsration, and beat it!
Tomb Raider Classic!!!!
All I can say is, about time we see Lara on a smart phone. Game play and grafix have been redefined majorly. I like the fact that all the controls are laid out beautifully, despite what all the other people are saying about bad or poor controls. Tell ya the truth it's fine. I see no problem with that. However it might take some tinkering to get used to. it would be good to see it available on other smart phones out there. Anyways well done Square enix!!!
- Category: Games
- Released: 17 December 2013
- Version: 1.0.0
- Size: 294 MB
- Languages: English, French, German
- Seller: SQUARE ENIX Ltd
- © 2013 SQUARE ENIX Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.