Arun wrote, "For me there are lots of glorious moments...Lara's encounter with the cobras of the Indian jungles...the gorillas of Greece...the creepy Ireland church levels in the Chronicles...and so on.
"To keep the spirits of Tomb Raider fans alive and to just rekindle the old memories, can you conduct a poll that decides the single greatest moment while playing Lara Croft games? ....This will definitely bring huge response from die-hard fans and will be a sort of nostalgia trip to our glorious past."
I couldn't agree more. But rather than limit our choices with a traditional poll, I've decided to ask a more open-ended question and give players a little incentive to respond.
So, for a chance to win a copy of the wonderfully nostalgic Official Tomb Raider Files, published in 2001 by Carlton Books, please share one of your favorite Tomb Raider memories with me.
You can post your comment below or follow this link to find out more about my Tomb Raider Book Bonanza competition, which is happening throughout the month of May.
In case you're curious...my personal favorite single moment occurs in the first Tomb Raider Gold bonus level: Return to Egypt. As you're exploring the desert at night, you climb up the side of a stepped pyramid and suddenly the camera shifts to a wide-angle view of the pyramid and surrounding dunes. There are more dramatic moments, more exciting scenes, for sure, but somehow this encapsulates the special feeling of solitary exploration that the early Tomb Raider games evoked so well.
Return to Egypt screenshot courtesy of Katie Fleming.
Very special thanks to Matthew Nichols, who donated The Official Tomb Raider Files books for this week's prizes. Matt, you're the best!
Entering this contest implies that you have read and agree with the complete contest rules.
Entries for this week's drawing will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. EDT, Friday, May 7. Winners will be announced May 8. Later comments on this post will still be considered for the final prize drawing on May 30.
UPDATE - 5/8: Congratulations to this week's winners, angelus0901 and Emilie E.!.