The Sport Boy Advance – a 32-bit handheld system launched in 2001 – managed to get some 3D-like video games up and working, however we do not assume we ever noticed one which appeared this superb throughout its lifetime.
Presenting ‘OpenLara’ – aka the unique Tomb Raider recreation working on the Sport Boy Advance. It is at the moment in alpha, however as you’ll be able to see it is maybe among the best-looking 3D ever proven on the system. Even the framerate is kind of spectacular.
As famous by one GBA fanatic, the “fully-3D, articulated character mannequin” makes it appear “mild years forward” of anything that is been completed earlier than. Others famous the way it ran higher than Nokia’s N-Gage model. In keeping with the creator Timur ‘XProger’ Gagiev, the plan is to proceed to optimise this model extra, and perhaps even launch it on the DS in time.
You possibly can learn extra concerning the OpenLara undertaking over on the Tomb Raider boards. OpenLara has additionally been proven off working on platforms just like the Change, Xbox and even the 3DO.
Whereas the primary Tomb Raider in its authentic kind is not formally accessible on Nintendo platforms, later this yr, Sq. Enix will likely be releasing a two-in-one pack on Change containing the Tomb Raider spin-offs, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Mild and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris.
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