The PlayStation finally has its own Mario

Developer:Core Design

Tomb Raider is bound to stir up lots of trouble with the feminists. Lara Croft s unrealistic proportions can only lead to further gender stereotyping and objectification of women. OK, I ll give you that, but don t forget that s a woman doing what most men couldn t. If that s not a strong woman, I don t know what is.

And if Tomb Raider s not a strong game, I don t know what is. It s got a great main character, immense levels, challenging puzzles and enemies, and (wait for it) a plot, something sorely lacking in most of today s shoot-em-ups. You are Lara Croft, wealthy British fortune hunter and seeker of lost relics. Your journey takes you into the ruins of ancient Inca civilization into the heart of demonic madness.

Lara controls like a dream. Many people may disagree with this point, but I find the control superb. Lara defaults to running, but can walk cautiously when the right shoulder button is used. This caution button comes in handy, especially when gauging jumps. The programmers wisely included a safety feature to keep you from flying off edges - keeping the caution button depressed will prevent from passing over the ledge. And when you re seventy feet up, trying to execute precarious jumps between thin ledges, you ll thank your lucky stars for that.

Level design is exceedingly impressive. One level can take you through tight caverns populated by crocodiles and wolves, into a wide-open Roman-style underground coliseum. The majority of the levels involve pulling switches in specific orders, in order to open doors to continue on. While this may sound dry on paper, it s anything but. It s fairly intuitive, yet challenging at the same time. In fact, most of the game has a familiar quality to it.

Tomb Raiders only real problem lies in the graphics. To be frank, the seams in the textures are glaringly noticeable. Some of the background images are also pretty chunky. These points aside, though, Tomb raider is one of the best games on 1996.

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Tomb Raider Links

   1. Tomb Raider Webring
   2. Implant's Tomb Raider Pages
   3. Davanthar's Tomb Raider Fan Archive
   4. Tomb Raiders Traveler's Guide
   5. Doug's Tomb Raider 2 Page
   6. Complete Lara Croft Gallery == Including the SEXY HUMAN LARAS!==
   7. Krovikan's lara croft page
   8. -----LARA'S  OASIS-----
   9. Tombraider 2
  10. Diggy's Tomb Raider and Lara Page
  11. Frank's Tombraider pages
  12. TombRaider Cheats
  13. Lara Croft's Wild West Adventure - Tomb Raider Fan Fiction
  14. Gamers Realm
  15. The Lara Croft Worship Page
  16. Tombraider2 Cheat Codes
  18. Lara and Rhona   ===SEXY PICTURES===
  19. Lara's Lair
  20. Casey's Tomb Raider 2 Site
  21. The World of Lara Croft
  22. Ingemars Tomb Raider Side
  23. Tomb Raider 2
  24. Lara (the raider) Croft
  25. Tony's Tomb Raider II Page!
  26. Tomb Raider 2 walkthrough
  27. Bartho's homepgae with Lara's Tomb Raid
  28. Tomb Raider:  Shotgun City
  29. Damien's World
  30. Lara Croft's Scrapbook
  31. Jesse's TR2 Page
  32. gamegrrl's playstation page
  33. Tomb Raider  Mania
  34. Tomb Raider : the contests !
  35. Tomb Raider II
  36. Juan's Web Page
  37. Giovanni's Tomb Raider page
  38. Visions of Lara Croft
  39. The Lara Croft Archives
  40. Tomb Raider : THE SHARP EDGE
  41. Axel Hunter's Crib
  42. Tomb Raider Helpline
  43. Pat Man's Game Page
  44. The Gate to Limbo
  45. The Bloody Realm
  47. Jon's Tomb Raider II Page
  48. The Davidovich Home Page
  49. Zeeman's Tomb Raider
  50. Lara's Home