05-24-2006, 08:18 AM
Can someone post spoilers,to what happens in the extra levels of each of these games?
I.e.what happens and how it fits in with the story.
05-24-2006, 03:46 PM
Tomb Raider Gold Bonus Levels Overview
The original Tomb Raider has been re-released as "Tomb Raider Gold." This includes the original game plus four bonus levels on a second CD. If you already have Tomb Raider for the PC, you can download the bonus levels free. (See the downloads page for details.)
The new levels comprise two mini-adventures designed to challenge both novice and expert raiders. In the two levels "Shadow of the Cat," Lara returns to the city of Khamoon in search of an undiscovered tomb dedicated to the Egyptian cat-goddess, Bastet. In "Unfinished Business," having learned of the existence of a hive of surviving creatures guarding an alien hatchery, Lara returns to Atlantis to destroy the aliens before they invade again.
Golden Mask Bonus Levels Overview
The original Tomb Raider 2 has been re-released as "Tomb Raider 2 Gold." This includes the original game plus five bonus levels on a second CD. If you already have Tomb Raider 2 for the PC or Macintosh you can download the bonus levels free. (See the downloads page on this site for links to demos for the first two levels or the full five-level expansion.)
The new levels comprise a separate mini-adventure entitled "The Golden Mask," in which Lara heads to Alaska in search of the Mask of Tornarsuk. According to this relic bestows powers of re-animation on its wearer. This time she goes up against a band of mercenaries also bent on possessing the mask. The four main levels take Lara from an abandoned Russian mining base to the remains of ancient Inuit settlement, then into a tropical Shangri-La hidden beneath the complex.
Platforms: PC and Macintosh only.
Secrets: As in Tomb Raider 2, there are three secrets in every level. Here, these consist of three golden objects—coins, ingots and a carved skull. Sometimes they're well hidden, sometimes in plain sight. There is no reward of ammunition or medipaks for finding the secrets; however, if you find all 12 secrets in the mission, you can access the fifth bonus level, Nightmare in Vegas.
The Lost Artifact Overview
Though not officially billed as "Tomb Raider 3 Gold," this new adventure is a sequel to TR3, and it's modeled on the same engine. It includes six levels and has been released under Eidos's new "Platinum" line as a stand-alone adventure (you don't need Tomb Raider 3 to play).
So far, Eidos hasn't announced which (if any) complete levels will be available for download. A demo, which includes part of the first level, has already been released.
The story begins when Lara learns of the existence of a fifth artifact from the same meteorite that produced the ones in Tomb Raider 3. Not one to resist a challenge, she sets out to find it. The quest takes our heroine from the late Dr. Willard's Scottish castle through the Channel Tunnel to the Paris Catacombs and the Poissy Zoo.
Platforms: For PC and Macintosh only.
Saving Your Game: You can save your game as often as you like. However, there is a bug that may prevent you from saving at all. This can be fixed easily. See the bug notes in the walkthrough for details.
Secrets: There are three secrets in each level except the last, which has none. But unlike previous games, the secrets in "The Lost Artifact" are more like side quests or hidden areas than just single pick-ups. As in TR3, a chime sounds when you locate a secret, and the stopwatch in the main inventory ring indicates the number of secrets in the current level and how many you've found so far. This also appears on the statistics screen at the end of each level.
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