The original Tomb Raider game was released over 17 years ago, way back in October 1996, for the PC and PlayStation.  It was an action-adventure game, developed by Core Design and was published by Eidos Interactive.  The main character was a female Indiana Jones type of adventurer, called Lara Croft. The game revolved around guiding Miss Croft through a series of adventures, solving puzzles, collecting relics and killing the occasional grizzly bear, Bengal tiger or general bad guy along the way.

Tomb Raider for iOS

So, if you love retro-classic video games and have a spare 69p in your bank account, you should be a happy camper knowing that your hard earned cash will be spent on hours of good old retro happiness, as the original Tomb Raider is now available across a range of iOS devices!

The game description on Apple’s App Store says it all really; “Adventurer Lara Croft has been hired to recover the pieces of an ancient artefact known as the Scion. With her fearless acrobatic style she runs, jumps, swims and climbs her way towards the truth of its origin and powers – leaving only a trail of empty tombs and gun-cartridges in her wake.”

Some features of note include epic exploration around the lost city of Atlantis and ancient Egyptian pyramids, acrobatic gunplay and combat with lethal predators along the way that try and dispatch you at their earliest convenience. Interestingly, the game also includes two extra chapters that were included in the titles’ 1998 re-release.

According to developer Square Enix, the game boasts the “full, unedited, unadulterated experience from the classic release at a super-low price.” Square Enix also said you can expect a total play time of around 15 hours and support for game controllers like the MOGA Ace Power and the Logitech PowerShell.

Tomb Raider requires iOS 7.0 or later, and it is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It currently has a 4-star rating on the App Store.  So with longevity and classic game play, what are you waiting for? Now, where did I put my iPad anyway?

[Image via egam3rs]