Review of "Tomb Raider 2", March 2008

Simmo!

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It's live at 32 RED, and bizarrely only took about (literally) 5 seconds to download... :confused:

Did you by any chance install it somewhere else first?

I am sensing that MG might have implemented the "centralised download" thing that we have been screaming for. It took me about 5 mins at one, then only 5 seconds at the other MG. And did you also notice the casino lobby update - that doesn't normally happen with games releases and is indicative of a more fundamental change somewhere. I was wrong once before (back in '83 when I said politics would be forced to stop taking bribes to pass Bills before the Millenium) but this time I think I'm right ;)
 

KasinoKing

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Well I've played it quite a bit now, and this is my (early) conclusion:-

Concept; 10/10
Graphics; 10/10
Sounds; 10/10
Bonus features - entertainment; 10/10
Bonus features - win potential; 2/10

Summary:
To get first 'Global Bonus' took 335 spins, I was 104 credits down when it hit but it only returned 16 credits despite finding 1 piece of sword & beating up Amanda twice... :mad:
The second one only took 85 spins! Found 2 pieces, but when I picked 2 traps in location 3 I did not get to fight Amanda at all... :what:
Was 24 down when it hit, and won 35.
The picking seems totally rigged. Either that or I was incredibly unlucky to keep finding the Traps so often.

In my total of 430 spins I only got the free-spin once (on just my 2nd spin!) which paid bet x 15.7
I got Super Mode twice; the second time it came immediately at the end of my first Global Bonus as if it was all one feature! But this didn't happen on the second Global Bonus, so it must have been coincidence.
Super Mode 1 paid 12.4 x bet, and 2 paid 5.4

My hugely disappointed reaction; Either I was really unlucky... or this is a really shit slot.
For me it looks & sounds fantastic, but the returns I got were crap (77% overall).
One for 'fun mode' only?
:(
 

Jufo

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Bonus features - win potential; 2/10

Based on my experiences I agree with your post completely KasinoKing. So far I have played enough to get the bonus game three times (it took about 200 spins in each case). Two times out of those three I hit two traps in the first location and the bonus game ended with zero wins. It seems you won't get the fight scene if you lose on the first location which is quite harsh because you don't win ANYTHING from the whole bonus round. On the 3rd attempt I managed to get all sword pieces and finish the bonus game but it only covered 50% of the losses I made that session.

So basically, you lose slowly until you get the bonus game. Then if you are unlucky you don't get anything from the bonus game. If you are lucky you get some of your losses back but most likely not enough to be ahead.

This is like a game where you put 1$ and automatically get back 0.95$. You put another 1$ and get 0.95$ back every time. Yes the payout is good (95%) but you have zero chance of winning.
 

me_and_ed

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This game licks balls.....yes the graphics and concepts are good but I may as well go to my B&M and fight the geriatric crowd for penny slots, the ROI sucks donkey knob.
 

AudiManinBoro

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Did you by any chance install it somewhere else first?

I am sensing that MG might have implemented the "centralised download" thing that we have been screaming for. It took me about 5 mins at one, then only 5 seconds at the other MG. And did you also notice the casino lobby update - that doesn't normally happen with games releases and is indicative of a more fundamental change somewhere. I was wrong once before (back in '83 when I said politics would be forced to stop taking bribes to pass Bills before the Millenium) but this time I think I'm right ;)


I am surprised that this has only just been noticed :eek2: The centralised download for new Mg games has been in operation for months. Once new games are installed in a 1 casino, the template is merely copied onto another casino when first run. :thumbsup:
 

KasinoKing

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I am surprised that this has only just been noticed :eek2: The centralised download for new Mg games has been in operation for months. Once new games are installed in a 1 casino, the template is merely copied onto another casino when first run. :thumbsup:
I hadn't noticed this either until Simmo mentioned it.
So having downloaded Tomb Raider 2 at Ladbrokes yesterday, I logged in to Ruby Fortune this morning, checked it wasn't already installed, and installed it. Bingo - no download and the game started opening within 30 seconds! :thumbsup:
All I can say is IT'S ABOUT BLOODY TIME MG!!!

Now; why for flips sake does a fully downloaded game STILL take 2 minutes to open before you can stat playing it??? :mad:

KK
 

winbig

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Ooohhh...someone's not getting much sleep these days ;)

Who? The baby or KK?

Oh wait, they're both in the same :D

edit:

omg, this paytable is horrible.

1: 100 coins for 5oak A?
2: 7500 coins for 5 wild?
3: Global Adventure Bonus: Up to 450x your weighted average bet???? WTF is your weighted average bet? I guess we have to take their word on whether or not they're paying us the right amount. This is the first slot I've seen a bonus round not pay Nx the triggering bet.
4: 2000 coins for the highest paying non-scatter,non-wild symbol (5oak)?

:what: :what: :what: :what: :what:

The only decent pay for this slot that I saw was 100x for 5 scatters.

You'll get a whopping .80 for every .30 bet for getting 5oak 9's though...that makes it worthwhile! :rolleyes:
 
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