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Tomb Raider (Windows)

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Advertising Blurbs

Print advertisement - PC Player 02/1997:

    ...noch was zu meckern, Kleiner?

    PlayStation Magazin
    Note 1,4 - 12/96

    92% Mega Fun
    12/96

    90% Video Games
    12/96

    89% Maniac
    12/96

    90% PC total
    1/97

    88% PC Joker
    1/97

    90% PC Games
    1/97

    87% PC Action
    12/96

    87% Power Play
    1/97

    TOMB RAIDER
    featuring Lara Croft

    Die f├╝hrenden Experten haben Tomb Raider getestet und verfolgen mehr als zufrieden die Abenteuer der Lara Croft (siehe Wertungen).
    Nat├╝rlich kann man es nicht allen recht machen.
    Aber denen, auf die es ankommt: Ihnen.

    Geheimnisse unter: http://www.tombraider.de

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115626) on Apr 13, 2010.

Official UK PlayStation Magazine (April, 1997):
    TOMB RAIDER

    Feeling lucky?

    Includes limited edition screen saver featuring 'Lara Croft' while stocks last.

    Contributed by Apogee IV (2336) on Jan 02, 2007.

Advertisement in PC Games, February 1997 (German):

    Dein Spiel, Abenteurer!



    PlayStation Magazin
    Note 1,4 - 12/96

    92% Mega Fun
    12/96

    90% Video Games
    12/96

    89% Maniac
    12/96

    90% PC total
    1/97

    88% PC Joker
    1/97

    90% PC Games
    1/97

    87% PC Action
    12/96

    87% Power Play
    1/97

    TOMB
    RAIDER

    featuring Lara Croft

    Geheimnisse unter: http://www.tombraider.de

    Contributed by Xoleras (66217) on Oct 13, 2004.

Nokia N-Gage website:
    What more could you ask for than the delectable Lara Croft in the palm of your hand? Classic monster-shooting, exploration, and puzzle-solving action is on offer here, as Lara seeks the Scion, a relic from Atlantis. With 15 huge levels (set in South America, Greece, Egypt and Atlantis) and, even though it runs on a handheld device, full 3D graphics, this is, simply, the best portable version of Tomb Raider ever. Factor in a downloadable Assault Course which lets you compete against a ghost image of your friend's effort, and you have a winner.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66217) on Jun 13, 2004.

Press Release:

    Tomb Raider is a state-of-the-art, third-person perspective action-adventure game featuring complete freedom of movement throughout realtime 3D levels.

    Derby, UK, July 1996 -- In Tomb Raider, the aim is to locate and recover an ancient artifact known as 'The Scion', but eventually a far more important discovery will be made...

    The player assumes the role of the infamous adventurer Lara Croft - a female version of Indiana Jones meets Bruce Willis. Lara is sexy, aggressive character who must be guided through a series of turbulent exploits across the glove. On her journey, Lara will meet a host of characters that will either help, hinder or stop at nothing to prevent her from attaining her goals.

    Tomb Raider combines puzzle, platform and adventure elements. The game has been designed in such a way as to allow its many polygonal characters to interact almost seamlessly with their environment - Lara alone has over 2,000 frames of animation that allow her to perform fluidly as she leaps, jumps and climbs. Her inventory holds useful items that can be collected throughout the different locations.

    The four extensive levels are each broken down into three main areas that also contain sub-locations. Tomb Raider's ancient ruins, pyramids and palaces, dungeons, corridors and tunnels all contain deadly traps, progressively complex puzzles and a variety of enemies.

    Tomb Raider's massive 3D world is viewed from a third-person perspective and features a state-of-the-art cinematic camera system that changes the viewing angle according to Lara's movements throughout the changing environment. An independent camera also allows Lara to look in any direction ie. Over precipices, up at the ceiling, etc. Between locations, the player is treated to stunning action-based Full Motion Video sequences that furnish Lara with further clues and information about following sections of the game.

    Tomb Raider will be released for the Saturn in October, and both PSX and PC versions will become available later in November.

    This press release was provided by Core Design.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75605) on Apr 22, 2004.

Magazine Ad - EGM #87, October 1996:

    YOU KNOW HOW IT REALLY HURTS TO GET KICKED RIGHT BETWEEN THE LEGS? WUSS.



    TOMB
    RAIDER



    COMING SOON


    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Apr 07, 2004.

Back box cover (UK):
    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 toward the truth of it's origins and powers - leaving only a trail of empty tombs and gun-cartridges in her wake.

    On this trail are the most breath-taking 3D worlds yet seen - where exploration, puzzle and platform elements blend in a seamless real-time environment.

    Over 5,000 frames of animation on the main character, Lara, alone.

    16 massive levels encompassing four continents.

    Unique multi-target acquisition system.

    State-of-the-art intelligent third person perspective cinematic camera system.

    Multi-genre immersive gameplay.

    The first real 3D interactive exploratory adventure.

    Contributed by Zovni (9351) on Feb 02, 2002.