Original Tomb Raider Hits iOS, Only Costs $0.99By: Zach Walton - December 17, 2013
Earlier this year, Square Enix rebooted the famous Tomb Raider series for modern consoles with a more relatable Lara Croft that was more interested in surviving than raiding tombs and killing endangered animals. It was a fantastic game, but some were a little bummed that it didn’t have more tomb raiding. For that, there’s always the original game.
If you don’t have a PlayStation or PC to play the original 1996 game on, Square Enix has your back with a new iOS version of the original game. First and foremost, this is a straight up port of the original PlayStation game so don’t expect any fancy visuals like in Tomb Raider Anniversary. It also brings over the complex controls of the original, while adapting it to a touch screen device, so expect to see plenty of on-screen clutter. Thankfully, the game does support gamepads for those own one.
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We’ve not messed about with it, so it’s the full, unedited, unadulterated experience from the classic release at a super-low price. How better to find out if you’ve still got what it takes to beat a legendary game than by taking on the lost city of Atlantis and the pyramids of Egypt? It’s probably not for the faint of heart!
The game includes two extra chapters that were included in the game’s 1998 re-release, giving you a total play time of around 15 hours. Also supports game controllers such as the MOGA Ace Power and the Logitech PowerShell.
What’s that about a super low price? Going against Square Enix’ terrible habit of over pricing mobile titles, Tomb Raider is priced at only $0.99. It’s nice to see that Square is finally getting the hang of this mobile pricing thing. Now if only it didn’t charge $20 for its Final Fantasy remakes.
Anyway, Tomb Raider is available today on all iOS 7 devices, but it’s been optimized for the iPhone 5 and later. If the old Tomb Raider bores you, you can look forward to Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on Xbox One and PS4 next year.[Image: iTunes]