Tomb of Qualopec is probably my favourite out of all the Peruvian levels. For one thing, it’s short (I get bored easily), and there’s not a lot of things to jump out on you.
Like all tombs, Qualopec’s is crammed with tricks and traps designed to destroy anyone that dares trespass. This boulder run teaches every budding Tomb Raider to be wary of long, downwards-sloping corridors.
These are the three rooms the velociraptors were guarding. As far as I’m aware, each symbol correlates to a Atlantean ruler (did I mention you shouldn’t read this blog if you don’t want to have the story of Tomb Raider 1 spoiled for you? You also shouldn’t play Tomb Raider Anniversary). The left one is Tihocan (with his foofy head wear), the right one is Qualopec (with his helmet and voice box) and the middle one is Natla (with her…uh…hair).
The first glimpse of a beloved Tomb Raider institution; the spike pit. Rows of jagged pointed poles covered with the dried blood of victims past. Lara can walk through them with no ill effect, but jumping on to them is another matter.
The golden mummy is back! And this time he’s in more suitable surroundings.
And here’s Qualopec, who apparently didn’t want to let a little thing like death stop him from guarding his prized possession. Notice the two mummified attendants…the one under Tihocan’s symbol seems fairly docile, but the one under Natla’s symbol…