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.
Classic Tomb Raider!
This is the original game in all of it's fantastically frustrating glory!
You guys out there that keep complaining about the controls ("Oh, we need analog sticks."; "Movement is too stiff.") need to shut up. The PS1 only offered a D-Pad, since Analog controls were nonexistent at the time. You can still move diagonally, or at least run at a slight angle/turn with the D-Pad controls.
All of the "difficulties" and "problems" you guys are facing is all part of the experience of playing old PS1 games! Games back in the day were hard as balls for the most part-- especially where movement is concerned, but that's what made it fun! Games aren't fun without a challenge, and overcoming the challenge (in this case, with movement) is what makes completing the game that much more fulfilling.
I have had little to no trouble with movement, since I grew up on the PS1. The problem here is not that the controls are too problematic, it's that you kids have had gaming adapted to the point where it's dumbed down for a toddler.
Admittedly, using an iPad alone is troublesome, and I would recommend, if you can, getting an external controller, but this is still a fantastic reiteration of the Tomb Raider classic. I hope to see more awesome PS1 titles appear on the App Store!!
Worth the dollar of a classic game
I was a little skeptical about the new controls at first, and how difficult they might be to use on a tiny screen like my iPhone, but I decided to purchase this anyway to give a shot, and for me it turned out to be better than I expected. Of course the controls will take a bit to get used to at first, especially for those who are used to using a game pad on the original, like myself. This was definitely worth the dollar! The graphics look good, and now I can play TR1 everywhere I go rather than just playing it at home on a console. The only real issue I've had so far, is that the game lags during heavy action sequences, such as fighting enemies. But this might just be my iPhone, not the game. Other than that, I'm really pleased with the new upgrade of this amazing classic! It's kind of sad to think that it only takes up about 200 megabytes and it's only worth one dollar. That's just proves how old this game is! I's an oldie, but a definite goodie. Thank you Square Enix for releasing this!
Well Done Nostalgia Trip
Tomb Raider on the original Playstation was my introduction to modern console gaming, so I have fond memories of this game. I saw that it had come out for iOS (and for so cheap!) but I couldn't believe it would be playable. I was wrong. They managed to make the controls manageable (though I kept on swiping at the screen to move the camera instead of using the button, it seemed more intuitive). Mind you she still controls like a tank, but my muscle memory still works on these controls, and that's impressive. The textures have been nicely updated, and some of them are actually beautiful. With a controller, this would be the definitive version of Tomb Raider on any platform. As is, it's a screaming deal for a great trip down memory lane.
- Category: Games
- Released: Dec 17, 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.