Lara Croft Returns to the Reels in the New Microgaming’s Temples and Tombs Slot
Players will see a familiar face making its comeback on the reels thanks to this stunning new game, developed exclusively for Microgaming by Triple Edge Studios, an independent game studio whose list of releases includes such exciting titles as Wicked Tales: Dark Red, Playboy Gold and Book of Oz.
The Cult Heroine Returns
The new game marks the 15th anniversary of a partnership between the renowned developer and Square Enix, which began with the industry’s first-ever licensed branded slot game – Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – which hit the market way back in 2004.
Titled Lara Croft Temples and Tombs, the fresh release promises plenty of action, as players are sent on an epic adventure to uncover immense riches. This is five-reel three-row video slot that features not traditional pay-lines, but instead offers players 243 different ways to win. The iconic heroine returns to the reels to hunt down a legendary treasure and needs your help to do so.
The new Lara Croft slot features the Rolling Reels, where combinations of matching symbols explode when winning combinations are formed, with new symbols dropping into their place. Consecutive wins bring a valuable prize – an increasing multiplier trail which can go up to 5x in the Main Game. In addition to action-packed gameplay, the game features superb visuals, beautiful artwork, and an excellent soundtrack, with ancient gods Set and Sobek also making their appearance on the grid.
The reels are populated with symbols perfectly matching the game’s theme, including the golden scarab Wild, which has the power to substitute for other game icons, and lead players to fantastic rewards. The three Scatter will take punters into the ancient tomb of free spins. There the winnings will start multiplied by 3x, with the possibility of increasing the multiplier to 15x. The round will start with 8 spins, while with a bit of luck you can increase this number to 32!
An Exciting Moment for the Company
Commenting on the launch of this game, Jean-Luc Ferriere, Chief Commercial Officer at Microgaming said the release of Lara Croft Temples and Tombs was a tremendously exciting moment for Microgaming, building on the company’s longstanding branded relationship with Square Enix. He added the game reflected Triple Edge Studios’ passion and enthusiasm, making it a powerfully attractive product for new and established players.
Brendan Walton, design lead at Triple Edge Studios, stated his company was proud to present the latest slot game featuring the world-famous intrepid adventurer. He explained that with a proven and popular mechanic, rolling reels opened up the potential for consecutive wins, while the multiplier trail added a great sense of excitement as players chased increasing wins.
Walton pointed out the golden scarab jackpot was a standout feature offering a guaranteed grand jackpot up to 5,000 times the player’s bet. In the end, he said they were thrilled to work on Lara Croft Temples and Tombs, and added they couldn’t wait to welcome players into an immersive world of ancient artefacts and timeless treasures.
The launch of this game follows a number of important events for the company, including the signing of a new partnership deal with 888 Casino.