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A Tomb Raider double-bill showcasing Lara Croft Tomb Raider The Angel of Darkness and Tomb Raider II hits Retro Gamer issue #145 this month and features interviews with the original developers from Core Design. Co-founder Jeremy Heath-Smith and Gavin Rummery look back at the digital legend they created in Derby in 1996 and GamesRadar has published excerpts from the interview.

"The way we had the 3D engine, the graphics and level design had never been done before, so people were blown away by that," says Jeremy Heath-Smith. "Secondly, there was this female character bouncing around the screen, shooting dinosaurs and tigers, and everything she shouldn't have been shooting! That was a recipe for success. It was never going to fail, looking back at it now."

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Lara Croft in Tomb Raider II