Common Spike Trap
|Common Spike Trap|
|Related Objects||Spike Pit|
|Strategy||Carefully walk through or avoid altogether.|
- 1 Types of Spike Traps
- 2 Occurrence
- 2.1 Tomb Raider
- 2.2 Tomb Raider II
- 2.3 Tomb Raider III
- 2.4 Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation
- 2.5 Tomb Raider Chronicles
- 2.6 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
- 2.7 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
- 2.8 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary
- 2.9 Tomb Raider Underworld
- 2.10 Rise of the Tomb Raider
- 2.11 Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
- 2.12 Lara Croft: Relic Run
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Similar Traps
Types of Spike Traps
or the walls.
Most often the common spike trap is found as a floor trap, where the spikes are simply protruding from the ground. These can be hidden, ready to shoot out when Lara steps onto the area.
In seldom cases these spikes can protrude from the ceiling. But a more common trap where spikes from above pose a danger is the Spike Ceiling, where a whole section of ceiling with spikes attached lowers down on Lara.
These spikes are attached to walls. A more common form is the Spike Wall, a whole wall section that moves.
There are "tunnels" of spike traps where spikes come out of the floor, ceiling and walls. (Deadly when extended, else harmless.)
Simple Spike Trap
There are simple spike traps where the spikes are obvious. In most cases Lara can walk through them. These mean instant death if Lara jumps or falls into them. They drain energy when Lara runs through them.
Hidden Spike Trap (Triggered)
There are spike traps where the spikes are hidden and shoot out of the floor when you step onto them. These are always deadly.
Interval Spike Trap
There are spike traps which retract and extend their spikes at certain intervals. These are deadly when extended, but otherwise they are harmless.
In some cases, in the Classic Tomb Raider Games, to avoid getting hurt, Lara can walk through the spikes and emerge unscathed. But if she falls in the spikes, Lara will instantly die as the spikes impale her.
Tomb Raider II
Tomb Raider III
Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation
Tomb Raider Chronicles
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
- Tomb of the Ancients
- The first occurrence of the common spike trap is at the end of the level Tomb of the Ancients.
- The Vault of Trophies
- In the The Vault of Trophies a special case of the spike trap occurs, where spiked protrude from the walls.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Tomb Raider Underworld
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Lara Croft: Relic Run
In Lara Croft: Relic Run, the floor spikes retract and extend in regular intervals. That doesn't mean however that it is safe to run through them. Running through or jumping into them is always deadly. The best method to conquer them is to either avoid them by changing lanes or by jumping over them with perfect timing.