From Sega Retro
Tomb Raider is a highly successful video game developed by Core Design and published by Eidos in 1996. It was the first in a long line of Tomb Raider games. For some reason, Victor Soft, who published the game in Japan, pluralized the title to Tomb Raiders (トゥームレイダース).
At the time of release Tomb Raider was considered a revolutionary title, combining platforming, puzzle solving and action sequences together in a 3D environment, something that, until this point, had not been done before. It was often said to be a 3D alternative to Prince of Persia (until, of course, 3D Prince of Persia games were released). Tomb Raider was also notable for starring a female protagonist, Lara Croft.
Initially developed with the Sega Saturn in mind, the game was quickly ported to the Sony PlayStation and PCs. With the Saturn's failure to attract the greater market share, development for the sequels were focused on Sony's console, and Lara Croft became an unofficial mascot for the system. The Tomb Raider series would see only one more release on a Sega platform - Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation on the Sega Dreamcast.
The original Tomb Raider was re-made in the 2007 release of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary.