Original Tomb Raider lands on Android: play as Lara Croft in her 1996 pixelized glory

Original Tomb Raider lands on Android: play as Lara Croft in her 1996 pixelized glory
'Just' a year and a half after it arrived on iOS, the original Tomb Raider game released back in 1996 for PlayStation and PC, has landed on Android's Google Play Store. Better late than never!

The game focuses on the adventures of young gun-toting archeologist Lara Croft, who travels looking for the lost city of Atlantis and explores the pyramids of Egypt. The game does not lack the retro pixelized dungeouns and the blocky face of Croft - as sad as it is - reminds us of our childhood. Climb that rock, solve that puzzle. All kidding aside, the title is a great play, a true classic offering tons of gameplay time and a lesson in gaming history at that. 

The price of Tomb Raider I is set at the minimal $0.99, putting it in impulse buy territory. Check it out right below.

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15 Comments

1. seven7dust unregistered

it's already out on iO.S but it's awful , my friend whos a tomb raider fiend got it and we both agree it's a embarasment to the sereis , these kinds of games don't work on touch.

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Does it support gamepad?

7. seven7dust unregistered

not sure , don't own one ! just checked google , yes it has MFI support , not sure what Android uses ! will probably be fun with a iPad ,a stand and a controller. still too cumbersome for me.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Support MOG bluetooth controller. Some user use dual shock 3 cable connection.

3. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I think you mean pc, ps1 and sega saturn

4. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

They didn't even bother to improve the graphics. The game looks like sh*t.

11. xanderalmighty

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

It's a port, not a re-master.

5. NopeNein

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Naked Lara Croft Cheats? Anyone?

6. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Pervert XD

10. xanderalmighty

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Didn't they have a cheat claiming to do this, and then when you entered it she exploded into pieces?

9. rsiders

Posts: 1975; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

If I can play this with PS3 controller support on my Z3 then I'm in.

12. yUlek

Posts: 57; Member since: May 14, 2014

The control system is just a pure joke. There are plenty of examples of how to make a game touch control friendly, but I suppose this dev was too lazy or too stupid to implement them.

13. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Pixels is different from polygons. Know your facts PA.

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Beat me to it. Pixels would be more like 8 bit, 16 bit era. Or any recent game that uses pixels.

14. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

You know what game port would blow everyone's mind? Star Wars Battle Front 2

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