The Game Boy Advance – a 32-bit handheld system released in 2001 – managed to get some 3D-like games are up and running, but we don’t think we’ve ever seen a game look as great as this in its lifetime.
Presenting ‘OpenLara’ – aka the original Tomb Raider The game runs on the Game Boy Advance. It’s currently in alpha, but as you can see, it’s probably one of the best 3Ds ever rendered on the system. Even the frame rate is quite impressive.
As noted by one GBA enthusiast, “the fully articulated, 3D character modeling” makes it seem “years ahead” of anything else that has been done before. Others noted how it ran better than Nokia’s version of N-Gage. According to creator Timur ‘XProger’ Gagiev, the plan is to continue optimizing this version more, and maybe even release it on DS in the near future.
While the first Tomb Raider in its original form is not official available on the Nintendo platform, later this year Square Enix will release two-in-one package on Switch contains sequels to Tomb Raider, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris.
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