Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation

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Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Capcom (JP)

Developer:
Distributor: Halifax (IT)
Peripherals supported: Dreamcast VGA Box, Jump Pack, Visual Memory Unit
Genre: Action Adventure[1][2], Action[3]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Español
  • Italiano
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Dreamcast
    JP
    ¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[2] T-1233M
    Sega Rating: Violent Content
    Sega Dreamcast
    US
    $49.9949.99[5] T-36806N
    ESRB: Teen
    Sega Dreamcast
    DE
    T-36804D-18
    USK: 12
    Sega Dreamcast
    DE
    (White Label)
    Sega Dreamcast
    ES
    T-36804D-06
    ELSPA: 11+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    FR
    T-36804D-09
    SELL: 12+
    Sega Dreamcast
    NL
    T-36804D-47
    ELSPA: 11+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    UK
    £39.9939.99[8][9] T-36804D-05
    ELSPA: 11+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    UK
    (White Label)
    Sega Dreamcast
    IT
    T-36804D-13
    ELSPA: 11+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    AU
    $89.9589.95[10]
    OFLC: M15
    Sega Dreamcast
    BR
    197216
    Tectoy: 14+

    Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation is the fourth Tomb Raider game, and was released for, among other systems, the Sega Dreamcast in 2000. As it is the fourth Tomb Raider game it is informally known as Tomb Raider IV, and in Japan by the extended title of Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation (トゥームレイダー4 ラスト レベレーション).

    Gameplay

    The Last Revelation continues an Eidos Interactive-demanded tradtion of Core Design releasing a Tomb Raider game every year. While choosing to target the PC as the main platform rather than the PlayStation gave the team more flexibility, the short time frame meant that much of Tomb Raider IV is built on the engine which powered its predecessor, Tomb Raider III: The Adventures of Lara Croft (itself an extension of the Tomb Raider II engine, which was built on the original Tomb Raider code).

    Lara carries over her moveset from the previous game, but can now grab onto ropes and poles, and "shimmy" around corners. It is also less linear than its predecessors, allowing Lara to revisit levels once they are completed. Unlike previous games, The Last Revelation takes place entirely in Egypt.

    History

    Legacy

    After working on these games continously since 1996, Core Design were suffering from creative fatigue, with the developers choosing to kill Lara at the end of the game (much to the distaste of management), and hence it was to be the last reveleation. However, despite this attempt to pause the franchise, a pseudo-sequel, Tomb Raider: Chronicles was released the following year.

    Versions

    The Dreamcast version of The Last Revelation was released a few months after its PlayStation and PC counterparts, and contains the same amount of content as both. Screen resolution, texture quality and draw distances are all higher on the Dreamcast compared to the PlayStation. The lighting engine is also simplified on the PlayStation, while on the Dreamcast has a more realistic look as a result.

    The assets in the Dreamcast port of the game are a near match for the PC version running on high settings, although if pushed the PC can run in at higher resolutions and frame rates. However, to achieve these feats in 1999, much more expensive PC hardware than a Dreamcast console would have been required - for the average PC user, the differences would have been negligble in these areas.

    The only major addition to the Dreamcast version is the inclusion of dynamic shadows. Polygon counts for character models and objects are the same across all versions (with the PlayStation exhibiting rendering problems seen in most 3D games for the hardware).

    With fewer buttons on a Dreamcast Controller than on the PlayStation (even before a Dual Analogue or DualShock controller is involved), some actions require two buttons (or triggers) to be pressed.

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
    Japanese トゥームレイダー4 ラスト レベレーション Tomb Raider 4: Last Revelation
    French Tomb Raider: La Revelation Finale Tomb Raider: The Final Revelation
    German Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation
    Dutch Tomb Raider: De Laatste Onthulling Tomb Raider: The Last Unveiling

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

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    Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #220: "March 2000" (2000-02-16)
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    Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #98: "Mars 2000" (2000-0x-xx)
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    Print advert in GamePro (US) #139: "April 2000" (2000-xx-xx)
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    Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #99: "Avril 2000" (2000-0x-xx)
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    Print advert in Next Level (AR) #15: "Abril 2000" (2000-xx-xx)
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    Print advert in Dreamcast Magazine (JP) #2000-22ex: "2000-22 extra (2000-07-07ex)" (2000-06-23)
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    Print advert in Dreamcast Magazine (JP) #2000-25: "2000-25 (2000-07-28)" (2000-07-14)
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    Print advert in Next Level (AR) #19: "Agosto 2000" (2000-xx-xx)

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
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    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    576 Konzol (HU)
    96
    [15]
    Arcade (UK) PAL
    75
    [16]
    Consoles + (FR) PAL
    91
    [17]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    75
    [8]
    Dreamcast Monthly (UK) PAL
    100
    [18]
    DC-UK (UK) PAL
    80
    [19]
    Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel (FR) PAL
    80
    [20]
    Dreamcast Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    70
    [21]
    Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
    88
    [9]
    Dorimaga (JP) NTSC-J
    87
    [22]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    30
    [23]
    Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast (RU)
    88
    [24]
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    70
    [25]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    75
    [26]
    GamesMaster (UK) PAL
    80
    [27]
    Gamers' Republic (US) NTSC-U
    67
    [28]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    85
    [29]
    Mr. Dreamcast (UK) PAL
    70
    [30]
    Neo Plus (PL)
    50
    [31]
    Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
    25
    [32]
    Official Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
    70
    [33]
    Revista Oficial Dreamcast (ES) PAL
    80
    [34]
    Strana Igr (RU)
    50
    [35]
    Techno (UK) PAL
    90
    [36]
    Sega Dreamcast
    74
    Based on
    24 reviews

    Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation

    Dreamcast, JP
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    Manual
    Dreamcast, US
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    Dreamcast, UK
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    Dreamcast, UK (white label)

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    Dreamcast, DE
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    Dreamcast, AU
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    Disc
    Dreamcast, BR
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    Inlay

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Dreamcast
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    2000-02-24 GD-R Page
    Sega Dreamcast
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    2000-02-25 GD-R Page

    External links

    References

    1. File:TombRaider4 DC JP Box Back.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://sega.jp/dc/000706/ (Wayback Machine: 2013-07-06 16:30)
    3. https://sega.jp/history/hard/dreamcast/software_l.html#tab01 (Wayback Machine: 2020-02-01 22:57)
    4. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "May/June 2000" (US; 2000-04-04), page 98
    5. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "July/August 2000" (US; 2000-06-06), page 103
    6. http://www.chipsworld.co.uk/detProd.asp?ProductCode=2638 (Wayback Machine: 2003-11-26 05:45)
    7. https://groups.google.com/g/uk.games.video.dreamcast/c/9g8cQscouKo/m/Hm7itoUYsDUJ
    8. 8.0 8.1 Computer & Video Games, "May 2000" (UK; 2000-04-xx), page 84
    9. 9.0 9.1 Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 7" (UK; 2000-03-23), page 54
    10. Hyper, "May 2000" (AU; 2000-xx-xx), page 68
    11. Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 7" (UK; 2000-03-23), page 11
    12. Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel, "Mars/Avril 2000" (FR; 2000-xx-xx), page 119
    13. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 2000" (US; 2000-04-04), page 128
    14. GamePro, "May 2000" (US; 2000-xx-xx), page 48
    15. 576 Konzol, "December 2000" (HU; 2000-xx-xx), page 44
    16. Arcade, "April 2000" (UK; 2000-03-27), page 88
    17. Consoles +, "Avril 2000" (FR; 2000-0x-xx), page 108
    18. Dreamcast Monthly, "April 2000" (UK; 2000-03-16), page 16
    19. DC-UK, "April 2000" (UK; 2000-03-16), page 10
    20. Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel, "Mai/Juin 2000" (FR; 2000-xx-xx), page 56
    21. Dreamcast Magazine, "2000-25 (2000-07-28)" (JP; 2000-07-14), page 20
    22. Dorimaga, "2002-18 (2002-10-11)" (JP; 2002-09-27), page 34
    23. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 2000" (US; 2000-05-09), page 163
    24. Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast, "Izdaniye chetvertoye, dopolnennoye" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 275
    25. Famitsu, "2000-07-28" (JP; 2000-07-14), page 32
    26. GamePro, "June 2000" (US; 2000-xx-xx), page 128
    27. GamesMaster, "April 2000" (UK; 2000-03-22), page 113
    28. Gamers' Republic, "June 2000" (US; 2000-xx-xx), page 67
    29. MAN!AC, "06/2000" (DE; 2000-05-03), page 65
    30. Mr. Dreamcast, "April 2000" (UK; 2000-03-30<em>No results</em>), page 84
    31. Neo Plus, "Maj 2000" (PL; 2000-xx-xx), page 35
    32. Next Generation, "June 2000" (US; 2000-05-23), page 98
    33. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "April 2000" (UK; 2000-03-09), page 8
    34. Revista Oficial Dreamcast, "Mayo 2000" (ES; 2000-0x-xx), page 48
    35. Strana Igr, "Sentyabr 2000 2/2" (RU; 2000-xx-xx), page 21
    36. Techno (UK) "16th April 2000" (2000-04-16, ) (+0:00)


    Tomb Raider games for Sega systems
    Sega Saturn
    Tomb Raider (1996) | Tomb Raider II (unreleased)
    Sega Dreamcast
    Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (2000) | Tomb Raider: Chronicles (2000)
    Sampler Discs
    Sega Saturn
    Tomb Raiders Taikenban Hibaihin (1997)