Tomb Raider: The Scion of
This is where it all began. In 1996, gamers around the world got their
first glimpse of intrepid British adventurer Lara Croft. This time she's
been hired by Jacqueline Natla, CEO of Natla Technologies, to locate a
mysterious artifact rumored to lie buried in a Peruvian tomb. With the
gamer's help, Lara finds the artifact only to realize it's just part of
a larger, more powerful object - the Scion, a relic from the lost
continent Atlantis. Lara also learns she's not the only one after the
Scion, and - surprise, surprise! - her new employer is not at all what
she seems to be.
Tomb Raider was one of the first games to successfully blend
action and adventure genres. Gameplay centers on exploration and puzzle
solving, but there's still plenty of combat as well. By today's
standards the graphics are a bit primitive; however, patches are
available for many popular 3dfx cards.
The game includes 15 extensive levels, in which Lara explores 4 main
prehistoric locations, as follows
Vilcabamba ... A
civilization that flourished for hundreds of years in the Peruvian
rainforests of South America. Guide Lara through the lost Incan city
while battling wolves, bats, bears, raptors, and more.
The game is played with a 3rd person perspective, the gamer controlling
Lara from behind as she makes her way through the totally 3D
environment. The denizens in Tomb Raider, though rather polygonal on
unaccelerated graphic cards, have extremely realistic movement that
often make you just stop to watch.
Labryinth ...The Golden Age of Greece, and later Rome. Here
Lara battles lions, alligators, crazed monkeys and more as she
explores ruins of this ancient civilization.
Egyptian ...Where the vast power of Egypt rose with the
pyramids. Explore buried pyramids and a hidden sphinx while fighting
pumas, crocodiles, and some surprising mystical monsters.
Atlantean ...The pyramid of Atlantis where the mystery unfolds.
The puzzles are not over-emphasized and are not impossible to solve. In
fact, they are very logical and common sense and a keen eye will get you
through any situation.
Tomb Raider is definitely a game worth your money and time, and it will
be one that you will want to play again and again.
Bonus Levels: The re-release for PC and Macintosh, Tomb
Raider Gold, includes four bonus levels. These levels can be
downloaded free on the Internet. The 4 bonus levels are collectively
named "Unfinished Business".
- The first real 3D interactive
- 16 massive levels encompassing
- A great variety of movements
including somersaults, backflips, jumps, diving and more.
- An intelligent 3rd person
camera viewing system.
- Unique multi-target
- Assortment of weapons
including twin pistols, a shotgun, twin fully-automatic uzis, twin
- Multi-genre impressive
- A clever and engrossing
- Beautifully rendered cinematic
sequences between levels to complete the storyline.
- The greatest game heroine ever
- Lara Croft
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