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Tomb Raider & Game Secrets Book
Jump into a world of amazing adventure with the PlayStation classic TOMB RAIDER. You are the incredible Lara Croft, a gorgeous, intelligent, highly skilled explorer of stunning proportions. With a wide array of stylish and lethal moves at your disposal and a ready arsenal of weapons to employ you’re ready to meet any challenge head on. Seek out the mysterious Scion, investigate creepy, deathtrap filled tombs, and uncover hidden treasures. You’ll have to do battle against angry raptors, snarling wolves, and a towering T-Rex along the way, so get your trigger finger ready. There are also plenty of mind-bending puzzles to put your brain to the test as well. The game secret book will teach you everything you need to know to master this game.The first of the now-famous Tomb Raider games is a must-have for every gaming fan. You are Lara Croft, a tough, beautiful, sophisticated female Indiana Jones–think of a British Demi Moore in a fedora. Lara climbs walls, leaps chasms, and generally defies gravity using impressive gymnastics. All of her actions are intricately modeled to produce the lifelike athleticism that made Tomb Raider–and Lara Croft–famous.
But Lara’s got more than good looks and smooth moves to help her on her globetrotting quest for relics. Like guns. Lots of guns. Lara begins her adventures with her trademark pistols, wielded John Woo-style: one in each hand. She eventually works her way up to Uzis and even adds a handy shotgun to her arsenal, perfect for taking down a troublesome tyrannosaur found in some steamy Tibetan lost world.
Here’s the story: having made a name for herself as a finder of antiquities, Lara is hired by a mysterious woman to find an artifact believed to have come from Atlantis. Lara travels around the world, plumbing the depths of long- or best-forgotten locales. As she discovers clues to the artifact’s whereabouts, she also uncovers the true motivation behind her employer’s search. The intriguing plot is told through gorgeous computer animation movie cutscenes interspersed throughout the game’s episodes.
As you venture to and through various ancient tombs, a host of enemies and puzzles await you. In fact, it is the puzzles that will keep players interested even after the challenge of slaying enemies has passed. Also hidden throughout the game are a number of secret rooms and hidden treasures, unnecessary for completion of the game but adding a level of complexity and replay value.
Being one of the few video game characters to grace mainstream magazine covers, Lara Croft is part of video game history. Ravenous fans have demanded three sequels, with the fourth installment, Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, due in late 1999–and a live-action movie in the works. And it all started with this game, the original Tomb Raider. –Allen Stewart
- Great graphics
- Fun camera angles
- Complex puzzles require time and thought
- Entertaining plot, well-directed movie scenes
- Takes a while to learn all of Lara’s moves