Back in 2015, Square Enix Montreal released Tomb Raider
GO, an audacious attempt to reimagine the Lara Croft
franchise by turning it into a fun, turn-based isometric puzzle
By all rights, it
totally shouldn’t have worked, but it did — and the results
were excellent. Now the game has been given an overhaul with
new levels, courtesy of the Mirror
of Spirits update.
Check out the trailer below.
new levels arrived on PlayStation and PC a few months
back, although this marks their debut on iOS. You get 25
new levels, with the new puzzles (which include a “mirrored”
Lara, as the title hints at), which serve as a worthy successor
to the brilliant original.
never played Tomb Raider GO (or the excellent
Hitman GO), the switch in genres will take you
slightly by surprise, but in this case it perfectly captures
what was so fun about the original series.
Lara around by swiping the screen to move her on a space, a
little bit like a board game. You then have to flip
switches, pick up items, make jumps, avoid taps and kill
beasties, just as in the 3D version of the game — only with a
little more strategy.
I’ve not yet had the chance to fully play through the new
Mirror of Spirits levels, but hopefully I’ll have done
so by the time I write up this week’s “Awesome apps of the
week” round-up on Sunday. For $1.99, you really can’t go wrong…