Tomb Raider Secret of the Sword Video Slot review
Tomb Raider Secret of the Sword is a video slot with 5 reels and 30 paylines that is powered by Microgaming. The game is the much anticipated sequel to the original Tomb Raider slot game and has already become a firm favourite amongst slot junkies. The game is based on Lara Croft which is played by Angelina Jolie in the blockbuster movie.
You can play from as little as 30p a spin to as much as £60 a spin. Tomb Raider 2 has been out for a while now and despite being graphically brilliant when it was released, it does look a little dated now (which doesn’t deter from its appeal in my opinion).
In the base game, you have the Super Mode feature that awards you with 5 free spins – the feature is triggered at random though with multiple wild symbols remaining sticky for the 5 spins. It’s very similar to the Wild Desire feature in the superb Immortal Romance.
The wild symbol is naturally Lara Croft herself and replaces any symbol (not that scatter) to form a winning combination. The scatter symbol is the Excalibur Key and if you get 3 or more anywhere on the reels, you will trigger the Free Spins with Rolling Reels feature.
You will get 10 free spins and when you get a winning combination, winning symbols explode and disappear with new symbols replacing them. As a result, the multiplier increases after 2 consecutive winning spins up to 5x! I’ve never big a huge fan of the Rolling Reels feature but occasionally can pay out pretty nicely.
Then you have the Global Adventure Bonus feature which is triggered if you manage to line up 5 passport symbols – you are then whisked away to exotic locations such as London, Nepal, Bolivia, Ghana and Tokyo. Lara Croft will then swing across the screen looking for fragments of the secret sword (2 booby trap symbols will end the feature).
For every fragment you find, cash prizes are awarded- there’s up to 450 times your stake on offer if you’re lucky. Each location offers you 6 artefacts which give you cash prizes, a booby trap, a cash prize with a Hidden Treasure and a cash prize with a Sword Fragment.
If you uncover a Hidden Treasure, you can choose either a cash prize or a 2x multiplier, or access to the Shootout Bonus feature. There are 15 disc symbols and Lara Croft shoots at them to reveal to disc with the highest value. If manage to defeat Amanda, you will get a Sword Fragment.
Tomb Raider Secret of the Sword is a low variance slot which is very entertaining. Your bankroll will go a long way and you can win big in the features. However, expect smaller sizes wins. I have won more than 200 times my stake in the Super Mode feature but only twice. If you like higher variance (and something more modern), try Microgaming’s Jurassic Park.