Review of Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword

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Ben W. Tuesday, January 22, 2019

A new addition to c9bet is Microgaming’s famous slot title, Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword (Tomb Raider II), and we could be happier. Although this pokie has been around for as long as it has, the online slot still feels great.

Theme

Microgaming’s Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword definitely takes more of its influence from the game of the same name, rather than from the popular Hollywood movie which was based on the game. The Lara Croft featured on the five reels is from the game as are all the other symbols and imagery that give the slot its ambiance.

Gameplay

Players get to select any of the available 30 paylines when they take Lara for a spin, and options to adjust both coin count and coin value are also possible. For the truly adventurous spirits among us, there is also Microgaming’s well-known Max Bet feature that not only maxes out the paylines, coins, and values but also increases the volatility of the game which can equate to some impressive wins for certain lucky players. Tomb Raider II is not just for the brave, however. Coin values range from as low as .01 credit per coin to .20, and players can play with anywhere from 1 to 10 coins per spin.

RTP and Volatility

In general, we advise against playing online slots that come with an RTP lower than 95% and Tomb Raider above that mark, at 95.23%. It certainly isn’t one of the highest RTPs around, but with the low volatility that the game is set at, we think the RTP here is still better than most. In fact, the low variance means players should play Tomb Raider II over long periods of time, rather than going all in right from the jump. The smaller but more frequent wins often get players pretty close to the advertised RTP.

Bonus Features

Another feature that can drive up the winning chances with this game is the Free Spins feature. Getting at least three of the scatter symbols to land on the reels on one spin rewards players with a respectable 15 free spins. What’s nice about the free spins feature in this game is that it can lead to some very nice winning potential thanks to the multipliers and the possibility of multiple wins on each of the free spins. Of course, the other bonus game that comes in the form of a ‘Pick Me’ style game can also be quite lucrative, so long as the player is able to think like Lara, that is!

Similar Games

If you find that you like the style and features of Tomb Raider II, but want a change in scenery for some reason, there are a few other games that you might like as well. One, in particular, is Polynesian from KA Gaming. Polynesian comes with a medium variance, however, so it could be great for those looking for a bit more challenge.

Final Thoughts on Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword

If you are a fan of the popular Tomb Raider series, there is really no reason not to play Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword. Microgaming is a solid developer and the game still packs a punch in terms of gameplay features and excitement.