Original Tomb Raider is now available on iOS

Tomb Raider I 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 005)

Originally developed by Core Design and published by Eidos Interactive, Tomb Raider has introduced the world to perhaps the most famous female protagonist, the English archaeologist named Lara Croft.

Tomb Raider is one of the games which helped sell Sony’s original PlayStation though the franchise with its subsequent installments, movie tie-ins and merchandize would prove quite popular in years to come.

Seventeen years following its 1996 debut, Tomb Raider I is now available for the iPhone and iPad. The action adventure recreates the original experience, environments, levels and gameplay with touch-optimized controls, with support for iOS 7 game controllers such as the Moga Ace Power and Logitech’s PowerShell

Your pitch:

We’ve not messed about with it, so it’s the full, unedited, unadulterated experience from the classic release at a super-low price. How better to find out if you’ve still got what it takes to beat a legendary game than by taking on the lost city of Atlantis and the pyramids of Egypt? It’s probably not for the faint of heart!

The game includes two extra chapters that were included in the game’s 1998 re-release, giving you a total play time of around 15 hours. Also supports game controllers such as the MOGA Ace Power and the Logitech PowerShell.

You play Lara Croft, the archeologist who’s been hired to recover the pieces of an ancient artifact known as the Scion, and that’s all you need to know concerning storyline.

Graphics-wise, the game looks promising.

Tomb Raider I 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Tomb Raider I 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

Tomb Raider I 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 003)

Tomb Raider I 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 004)

The game features environments that will be instantly familiar to those who’ve played the original game, including the lost city of Atlantis and ancient Egyptian pyramids. The same goes for game mechanics: expect lots of gunfights spiced up with puzzle-solving adventure elements.

The single-player adventure will see you running around fighting wild predators, jumping, swimming and climbing as you attempt to unravel the secrets of the Scion. Oh, and watch out for those bears, wolves, Atlantean centaurs and the mighty T-Rex.

Gran Tomb Raider I for 99 cents in the App Store.

It’s a steal considering the universal 294MB download supports any iPhone, iPod touch and iPad device capable of running iOS 7 or later.

Any Lara Croft fan out there?