|October 18, 2004 – Isle of Man - Leading turnkey provider Microgaming has licensed the Tomb Raider™ brand from Eidos, one of the world’s leading developers and publishers of entertainment software. The deal will see Microgaming launch a new online video slot game themed around the world famous video game series Tomb Raider and its star Lara Croft™.|
Tomb Raider is a global phenomenon. The video game series has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and it is the number one selling franchise on PlayStation in Europe and the US. It has also spawned two Hollywood blockbuster movies with Lara Croft making it onto the silver screen in the shape of Angelina Jolie.
The game has been developed as a 5 reel, 15 payline, multiple coin video slot with a Wild and Scatter Symbol, Bonus Feature and Free Spins. Tomb Raider is the first Microgaming video slot where the player can win entry into the Bonus Feature from the Free Spins.
Players can bet up to 5 coins on each of the 15 paylines, taking the maximum wager per spin to 75 coins in a range of denominations from a cent right through to a dollar.
The razor sharp, richly coloured graphics carry an exotic treasure theme full of mysterious golden idols, magnificent tigers, the familiar Tomb Raider logo and of course the inimitable Lara Croft herself. With the right combinations, a wide variety of entertaining bonuses, scatters, free spins and wild symbol rewards are possible, most contributing to the end payline.
With a maximum bet, winnings of up to $37,500 are achievable, and with the Free Spin x3 multiplier feature that reward can soar to $112,500.
In the game, the Tomb Raider logo is wild and substitutes for all symbols except scatters and bonus idols and, 3, 4 or 5 bonus idols on the active payline will trigger an entertaining Tomb Bonus where rewards are added to payline wins. This can be triggered during Free Spins too, with choices of 3, 4 or 5 reward idols from a selection of 12 displayed in a hidden rocky tomb.
Microgaming representative Mark Fredericks said, “The licensing of such a globally recognized brand as Tomb Raider is a coup for us. Whilst working on this new online video slot, we have seen some great graphics come out of our studios.'
Tomb Raider and Lara Croft are trademarks of Core Design Ltd. Eidos and the Eidos logo are trademarks of the Eidos Group of companies. All Rights Reserved.
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