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Original 'Tomb Raider' launches on iOS for 99 cents

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The original Tomb Raider is now available for iOS, and it costs just 99 cents. "We've not messed about with it," promises developer Square Enix. Players can expect the "full, unedited, unadulterated experience" that introduced the world to Lara Croft and kicked off one of gaming's most enduring franchises. You'll also be getting two extra levels that were added to Tomb Raider with its 1998 rerelease. Square Enix says this all adds up to about 15 hours' worth of gameplay. "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?"

And while playing through this classic using a touchscreen is by no means ideal, early reviews describe the controls as manageable. "Mind you she still controls like a tank, but my muscle memory still works on these controls, and that's impressive," writes one reviewer. Another user claims that Tomb Raider supports third-party iOS gamepads, though Square Enix makes no note of this in the game's description. If true, that's obviously the best way to take this trip down memory lane. Tomb Raider is available for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.