#TR25 Twelve Days of Christmas / Day 2

After taking a brief moment to take a quiz and check from which Tomb Raider to start off your journey in to the franchise, let’s have a look at the mobile/handheld games that have come out throughout the years!

~ 2000 ~

Tomb Raider (Game Boy Color)

Deep in the jungles of Peru, hidden in a lost temple is the Nightmare Stone, an ancient and magical crystal. In the wrong hands it has the power to destroy the world!

Lara Croft must find the deadly crystal before anyone else, but first she must jump, climb, swim and blast her way through temples, tombs and treasure rooms, facing skeletons, giant snakes and evil spirits in her most action-packed adventure yet!

~ 2001 ~

Lara Croft – Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword

While trying to stop a robbery in a museum, Lara Croft is wounded by a sacred sword that curses its victims. Guide her from the rooftops of New York to the swamplands of New Orleans, in search of the secret cult planning to steal her soul. Help Lara solve the mystery, before it’s too late!

~ 2002 ~

Tomb Raider: The Prophecy

A Buried Legend, A Cataclysmic Evil.

Discover The Prophecy: Embark on a frantic hunt for mystical stones of untold powers before they are seized by a cultof dark mages bent on resurrecting their vile Grand Master.

Scour The Globe: Scale icy Norwegian peaks, explore haunted Greek temples, and brave the Guard Master’s Medieval Romanian fortress in a hunt for The Stones of the Prophecy.

Conquer The Mystery: Suit up as famed adventurer Lara Croft, armed with twin pistols and an arsenal of acrobatic moves.

~ 2002 ~

Tomb Raider for Pocket PC

First released with the original Tomb Raider in 1996 on PlayStation and PC, the Tomb Raider series (there are now 5 games) has gone on to sell more than 26 million copies worldwide in the consumer games market. With the release of Tomb Raider on PDA, mobile users now will be able to play the entire first game of Tomb Raider, providing one of the richest and most immersive gaming experiences available on any mobile computing platform.

~ 2003 ~

Tomb Raider: The Osiris Complex

For the last week, the newspaper headlines have all been about the daring theft of the Leydon Papyrus, an early Egyptian work on chemical processes. Lara now receives an anonymous commission to retrieve a mysterious relic, the Osiris Codex, from a recently uncovered tomb. Surely there is a connection? The stolen manuscript is the earliest record of ancient Egyptian metallurgy, and Osiris (The Egyptian god of resurrection and eternal life) has always been inexorably linked with alchemy…

Run, jump, climb, shoot and think your way through a variety of levels, watching out for the traps, obstacles and enemies that will inevitably hinder your progress as you travel deeper underground in your search for the fabled treasures of Egypt.

~ 2003 ~

Tomb Raider for N-Gage

The original cyber babe, Lara Croft, makes her debut on the N-Gage™ game deck on the original adventure that took gamers by storm.

With her fearless acrobatic style, she runs, jumps, swims, climbs and shoots her way toward recovering and finding the truth behind the ancient artifact, the Scion.

~ 2004 ~

Tomb Raider: Quest for Cinnabar

In the first episode Lara received a commission to retrieve a famous Egyptian work, “The Osiris Codex”. On returning from Egypt with the fabled manuscript, Lara finds that her anonymous employer wishes her to travel immediately to Tibet.

Her destination is a nameless ancient monastery, which sits high on an escarpment. Lara must secure a priceless ancient vase containing Cinnabar, a substance used in the creation of life affirming tinctures. Lara Croft is well aware that the supposedly mythical city of Shangri-La is actually rooted in Tibetan folklore, which describes a remote valley inhabited by immortals.

Could this legend be linked to her latest adventure?

~ 2004 ~

Tomb Raider: Elixir of Life

Tomb Raider: Elixir of Life is the final part of a 3-episode adventure featuring Lara Croft. In the first episode Lara received a commission to retrieve a famous Egyptian work, “The Osiris Codex”. She followed this with a trip to an ancient Tibetan monastery to recover a vase containing Cinnabar, a substance used in the creation of life affirming tinctures.

Suspicious of her employer’s motives, Lara thinks someone is trying to gather together the ingredients to formulate the fabled Elixir of Life. She may be skeptical of its actual potential, but nonetheless Lara is still reluctant to hand over the artifacts she has recovered. Instead she decides to discover for herself the real intentions of her clandestine employer.

Lara’s investigations lead her to the Scottish castle home of a billionaire recluse and inside she discovers a private museum big enough to rival that of any nation. Her suspicions are proved right; the secretive curator’s intentions are far from innocent. Lara Croft must overcome state of the art security systems and an army of lethal defense robots before she can stop the maniac from realizing his plan.

~ 2006 ~

Tomb Raider: Puzzle Paradox

Lara’s back, and this time she’s faced with her most taxing adventure to date.  The plucky explorer must use her logical skills to complete a series of addictive puzzles based on the Tomb Raider: Legend story.  During this Journey she will encounter deadly traps, darkened tombs and complex ancient locking mechanisms; all of which must be tackled under severe time constraints.

In ‘Trapped’ Lara must manoeuvre gems in order to disarm the surrounding traps and continue. Each quad should contain one of each colour gem, as should each row and column.
‘Illumination’ places the adventurer in a darkened tomb; Lara must manipulate light using splitters, double sided mirrors and teleports in order to light the way ahead.
Finally, ‘The Vault’ is a complicated ancient lock which must be deciphered. Match either colour or symbol to that of the centre rune to disperse each rune to its corresponding storage sphere and solve the puzzle.

~ 2006 ~

Tomb Raider: The Action Adventure

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Action Adventure DVD Game is the new, for everyone interactive DVD game that has all of the fun of the video game, but doesn t require an expensive game system!

Just use your remote control to capture all of the excitement and mystery of the Lara Croft Tomb Raider saga.

Meet Lara Croft, beautiful heiress daughter of Lord and Lady Croft, adventurer and tomb raider, who is wrongfully accused of murder. Tough and clever, she fights to prove her innocence and recover the missing Obscura paintings.

EASY TO PLAY! Using the arrows on your DVD remote, you control what Lara does next. Help Lara scale walls, make huge leaps over obstacles, and carry tools through harrowing situations make a wrong choice and your game may be over! Discover different ways to play and gain points to increase your score. Play solo, or in teams, plus, get passwords at check points that allow you to take a break and pick up right where you left off, hours or even days later!

Featuring film-like graphics, exciting plot twists and over four hours of explosive action and intense thrills, this new DVD Game adventure practically blasts right out of your TV!

Grab your remote and get started, you adventure is ready to begin…

~ 2006 ~

Tomb Raider Legend (Mobile)

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend Mobile is a third person action/adventure game starring the world famous archaeologist Lara Croft. The game is an adaptation to the mobile phone format of the console version of the game, featuring a compressed storyline across three levels of the console version. The level layouts and game mechanics, as well as the game’s control scheme, are designed from the ground up for the mobile medium.

~ 2007 ~

Tomb Raider Anniversary (Mobile)

Tomb Raider Anniversary for mobile is a selection of levels from the past trilogy of mobile games: The Osiris Codex, Quest for Cinnabar and Elixir of Life.

~ 2010 ~

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is an action/adventure game featuring Lara Croft. This brand extension combines the hallmarks of the Tomb Raider franchise including exploration & discovery, platforming, and puzzle solving combined with character progression, fun fast-paced combat, and elements of human cooperation and competition.

~ 2014 ~

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris takes place deep in the deserts of Egypt. In her new adventure, Lara must join forces with rival treasure hunter Carter Bell and imprisoned gods Horus and Isis, to defeat the evil god Set. As Lara and her companions fight the elements of nature across the sands and through ancient tombs, they will battle legendary deities and creatures of myth. With the fate of the world at stake, Lara must recover the fragments of Osiris to stop Set from enslaving all mankind.

~ 2015 ~

Lara Croft Relic Run

Run, swing, drive, and swan dive your way as Lara Croft through mesmerizing yet hazardous environments, uncovering ancient relics to unearth the truth and solve the mystery behind a shadowy conspiracy that threatens the world!

~ 2015 ~

Lara Croft GO

Lara Croft GO is a turn based puzzle-adventure set in a long-forgotten world. Explore the ruins of an ancient civilization, discover well-kept secrets and face deadly challenges as you uncover the myth of the Queen of Venom.