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 IPAD NEWS

The original Tomb Raider is now available for iPhone and iPad for 69p/99c

Cheap jumps

Product: Tomb Raider I | Publisher: Square Enix | Genre: Action, Adventure, Platform
For: iPad   Also on: iPhone
 
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On the one hand, you get the feeling that some game makers were just waiting for touchscreens to come along. Flicking through the menus of an old JRPG with a swipe and a tap just makes sense, for example.

On the other hand, there is Tomb Raider.

That's right - Square Enix has just released the original PSone era Tomb Raider on the App Store. So, yep, you can now blunder through Lara Croft's famous first adventure using on-screen buttons.

The game is a direct port of the original, with no trimmings to speak of. Some might describe it as charmingly rough around the edges. An SD game in an HD world.



If you've forked out for an MFi controller, then you're in better shape to enjoy the game than most. That's because you've got all those lovely buttons at your disposal to edge Lara into position, and shoot gorillas.

Tomb Raider I is available from the App Store right now, and will only set you back 69p / 99c. Not bad for a slice of gaming history. Even with those fiddly virtual controls.
 

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Harry Slater 17 December 2013
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@joe_goose | 00:33 - 18 December 2013
Played the original on sega saturn, was awesome then. Now it's even better, sharper graphics on ipad4 and I honestly find the controls really great! Well done Square Enix, please release versions 2 & 3 ASAP!
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Divisionbell | 14:15 - 17 December 2013
If there is any single PS one game of like on the iphone it's the original resident evil.
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Alex Pegg | 11:20 - 17 December 2013
No thanks.. Had very happy memories of The Last Revelation and it's virtually unplayable in the modern era on Vita with buttons.. I'd imagine it's even worse on touchscreen.
 
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