December 17, 2013

Original Tomb Raider Now Available on iPhone and iPad

It's a blast from the past! The original Tomb Raider is now available for iPhone and iPad. The app requires iOS 7.0 or later. It's compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and is optimized for iPhone 5.

I don't own any sort of iThingy, so I haven't had a chance to try it myself, but according to reports from other fans, it's a straight port of the original game with slightly enhanced graphics and touchscreen controls. From what I've seen, it looks great, though apparently the controls are a bit wonky. I'm told the iPad version is a bit easier to handle, what with the larger screen and all, but the iPhone and iPod Touch controls can be frustrating. I suppose if you're willing to shell out the money, a controller like the Logitech PowerShellwould help.

Unlike other TR1 downloads (I'm talking to you Steam and GOG!) this one includes the four Unfinished Business bonus levels. Just tap the icon with the little gray squares to switch between the main game and the add-on.

Tomb Raider for iOs

In this short video, James from AppSpy takes the game for a spin on the iPhone 5 and gets mauled by bats while sorting the controls. ;) Looks like fun!

At £0.99/€0.89/$0.99 you really can't go wrong. Visit the App Store for details. If you have a chance to play it, please leave a comment letting me know what you think.

1 comment:

  1. It's got achievements as well!! I guess that will be coordinated through the Apple Game Center app/thing. You can also leave challenges for your friends.

    Achievements include: Peruvian Tomb Raider: Collect all the artifacts and relics in Peru - 40 points

    Weapon Master I: Collect the Magnum weapon - 40 points

    Slayer I: Defeat the T-Rex without dying - 30 points

    IRON Raider in Egypt: Complete Egypt without dying - 40 points

    Sexy climb-up vault: Perform a climb-up vault - 10 pts

    and others of similar ilks. 21 achievements in all, most worth 30, 35, or 40 points . . . whatever points are. I don't play games in Game Center usually.