Tomb Raider II
By Aspyr Media, Inc.
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Experience the game that put Lara on the map! Well deserving of its critical praise, Tomb Raider II boldly introduced the Mac gaming world to Lara Croft’s brand of adventure, intrigue, and discovery. Whether it’s your first time to play this classic, or a trip down memory lane, Tomb Raider II is the gaming treasure you have been searching for.
Join Lara Croft in her quest for the Dagger of Xian, reputed to possess the power of the dragon. But beware, Lara is not the only one in search of danger! Warrior Monks and crazed cult members plot against you as you travel from the remote mountain peaks of Tibet, the canals of Venice and even to the bottom of the sea.
*** Please Check System Requirements Prior to Purchasing.***
* Integrated video chipsets are not supported:
GMA 950: Mac Mini(2006,2007), iMac(2006),Macbook(2006,2007)
GMA X3100: Macbook(2007,2008), MacBook Air(2008)
* In order to run the game with satisfactory performance, your Mac must meet these minimum system requirements: 1.8 GHz CPU Speed | 512 MB RAM | 1.0 GB free disk space | (ATI): Radeon X1600; (NVidia): GeForce 7300 | 128 MB VRam
* Supports Logitech Precision, Saitek Rumble PS3200, and Gravis Eliminator Gamepad Pro controllers
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OSX Lion Issues
Overall, I played the port of this game and was very happy. A few things created issues, however; the cutscenes were not synced very well. Audio and video did not match up, so sound typically came much later (more than a second or two) than the video. This only occurs in cutscenes in-game; FMV sequences are not affected. Also, there are a few glitches in the way the game handles audio, such as when you are underwater, there is NO music. Only if you come above the water can you hear background music from the game. Also, when driving vehicles, such as the snowmobile on certain levels, the sounds glitch quite a bit and drop in and out. It almost sounds as if the game sounds are slowed down (Lara's voice drops a bit).
I was quite content with overlooking these issues…..until I updated to OS X Lion. After updating to this release of the OS, the game won't start. It pauses at the first FMV sequence and won't go any further. I'm going to wait patiently for an update; until then, I'm not able to play the game and feel like I deserve an update, if not an apology. Very frustrating, considering I was more than half the way through the game and an OS update caused the program to stop working.
Release an update to address these issues and I will gladly give a better review!
Tomb Raider II
While the graphics are outdated, this game is still a great one to play. I was glad to find TR II had been updated so it could run on the newer Mac OS. Everything about the game is great. The music is especially good adding to the over-all experience. Unlike the latest Tomb Raider, this game is Lara the way Lara was meant to be — tough. The puzzles are fun and by trying to collect all the hidden relics, the game stays fun when played multiple times. Best of all, look at that price. I’d way rather play this oldie version than the latest one. One of the first and still one of the best TR versions. Reading an earlier comment, they mentioned the audio wasn’t syncing in the video segments. That is true and my original game (played on the old system 7) had the same problem. Still . . . for $8, you can’t lose — well, depending on your play.
Having installed and gotten going on this classic again, I can honestly say I'm having the biggest nostalgia storm I've ever had. I grew up playing this game on my old mac laptop, and I still have the strategy guide in my closet that I used to help with the tougher (underwater) levels. The game obviously looks dated now, 14 years after it was released on the PS1, but it's still great.
Just so no one is put off by the claims of unchangeable controls, all you do is go into the key bindings list and press return on the command you want to change and then press the button you want to bind the command to. Easy as pie, and given the wonky default settings, it's definitely needed.
Long story short, if you ever played this game way back in the day, or even if you didn't, this port is totally worth the $8 tag. Don't even think twice.
- Category: Games
- Released: Oct 27, 2011
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 253 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Aspyr Media (iDP)
- ©2014 Aspyr Media, Inc.
Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later