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Tomb Raider (N-Gage)

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MobyRank
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3.5
MobyScore
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User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed -
Overall MobyScore (17 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames
Cette énième réédition de Tomb Raider est l’exact remake des versions Saturn et PlayStation, sorties huit ans plus tôt, et adapté aux caractéristiques de la petite console de Nokia. C’est donc la toute première version 3D sur console portable, une vraie révolution surtout vue la fluidité ! Les décors sont somptueux, on reconnaît du premier coup d’œil chaque élément même éloigné, malgré parfois une pixélisation assez prononcée. Mais rien d’assez grave pour gâcher le plaisir du jeu. Les sons retranscrivent correctement l’ambiance du jeu, même si les voix digitalisées de l’intrépide aventurière ont été tout bonnement supprimées. Manque de place sur la carte mémoire ? Seconde ombre au tableau : les musiques sont tout simplement inexistantes.
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Super Play
Det är med stort nöje jag återvänder till Tomb Raider, det första och faktiskt också bästa i serien. Äventyret har åldrats med värdighet och är lika bra idag som 1996. Det enda problemet med att spela det på en mobiltelefon är att någon idiot kan ringa och störa medan man spelar.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Tomb Raider est un bien bon titre qui se pare d'une réalisation très correcte. L'adaptation est fidèle au jeu d'origine et on prend beaucoup de plaisir à diriger à nouveau Lara dans sa toute première aventure. Dommage par contre que des problèmes de gameplay nuisent à une immersion encore plus grande mais pour un premier coup d'essai c'est plutôt réussi.
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GameZone
When the original Tomb Raider was first released it was an instant classic, and many people dreamed about playing while they were away from their Playstation’s. By today’s standards there is nothing special at all about this game, but it will touch a lot of people who are fond of this title. Plus it is a great game to show the capabilities of this new console.
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IGN
Tomb Raider was a momentous game when it was released back in 1996, and seven years later as we revisit it as an N-Gage title Lara's age is beginning to show (mainly in its unintuitive controls and sluggish gameplay). While those accustomed to modern games with more refined controls may want to give Tomb Raider a thorough test before purchasing, fans of the original who want to relive the title in handheld form, and the more patient newcomers to the franchise (all three of you out there) will still enjoy this piece of gaming history gone portable.
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VicioJuegos.com
"Tomb Raider: Starring Lara Croft", no era lo que esperábamos en su debut en "N-Gage", su fatal control del movimiento, su dificultoso control de acciones con el pad numérico, su simple modo "on line" y lo "seco", que resulta jugar al juego sin música ambiente, lo convierten en una simple adaptación del juego original que podían haber sacado mucho más provecho del que se ofrece en éste título. Pero no por ello dicho título deja de ser un mal juego, sus espectaculares gráficos nunca vistos en una portátil nos dejarán pasmados y cualquier fan de la señorita Lara Croft, le gustará volver a recordar viejos tiempos y disfrutará a lo grande con éste titulo, con la posibilidad de poder jugar en cualquier lugar.
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Meristation
Un título que impresiona gráficamente por el salto cualitativo que supone este entorno 3D bastante completo en una consola portátil -esperamos en un futuro cosas mucho mejores- pero que falla en bastantes puntos, en materia de jugabilidad y control principalmente. Es una buena opción como primer juego de la consola, si tenemos en cuenta la protagonista y si nos gusta este tipo de juegos, además, es una buena ocasión de hacerse con todo un clásico. De todos modos, un debut bastante agridulce del que se esperaba más.
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GameSpot
Paradoxically, Tomb Raider would primarily appeal to fans of the original game in the series, but these fans already played this game long ago. Then again, it's certainly been a while, so they probably wouldn't remember every square inch of the game's big levels. This new version of Tomb Raider is indeed an accurate reflection of the original look and feel of Tomb Raider, for the most part. But by today's standards, the gameplay just doesn't stack up.
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Digital Press - Classic Video Games
There's a reason each edition of this franchise sold fewer copies than the one previous. It's an awful game that managed to work as a new experience. With each entry, the controls and slowly declining quality sank it. This first Tomb Raider shows how bad it really was, and there's no room for leniency because it's running on an over powered cell phone.
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Thunderbolt Games
n the end, if you've bought an N-Gage, try to avoid this title. Then again, there's really not that much choice is there? I suggest that you maybe give the game a chance, since it does go out of its way to feature online "Ghost Racing" (which I never checked out but I here is a pain to use) and also includes some exclusive levels. So it may actually put the N-Gage to use before you put it in its box in hopes of selling a practically unused system on EBay in 20 years. For the rest of you, don’t buy an N-Gage… for this game…
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GameSpy
What it comes down to is whether or not you actually enjoy these dungeon-crawling games. I've always found the combat hilariously bad, the level design tedious, and nonsensical and the "appealing" heroine about as bland as watching the Earth erode. Tomb Raider on the N-Gage may look great for a handheld, but it's also a single-player experience on a multiplayer-friendly console, and a dull one at that. If you're a fan of this series, it may be a nostalgic look back to the glory days of the franchise. For the rest, it's a bit of a slog through territory they've likely outgrown.
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Gaming Age
There's not much to admire here except seeing PSone graphics in their glory squished into one eye-sore adventure. The most fun will be had with the online options. Shadow gaming is competitive and online ranking is cool.