BOX DESCRIPTION: Deep in the jungles of Peru, hidden in a lost temple, is a dangerous crystal known as The Nightmare Stone.
Lara Croft must find the deadly crystal before anyone else, but first she must jump, climb, swim and blast her way through temples, tombs and treasure rooms in her most action-packed adventure yet!
RELEASE: 2000 - 1st June - Gameboy Color
LOCATIONS: Pushkin Library of Antiquities, Moscow, Russia | Amazon Rainforest , Peru
COMPOSER: Manfred Linzner
DEVELOPER: Core Design
PUBLISHER: THQ, Eidos Interactive
MAIN ARTEFACT: The Nightmare Stone
STORY FROM OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Lara Croft has been contacted by her good friend Professor Igor Bowmane, who works in the Ancient Artifact department at the University of Moscow. He has told her of an old manuscript which recounts the last few years of the reign of Moctezuma II, found by a captain under the leadership of the Spanish Conquistador Cortez.
The manuscript tells of the legend of "THE NIGHTMARE STONE," one of the few sacred icons the Spanish failed to plunder. According to the manuscript, there once was an evil god named Quaxet, who ruled the Aztec, Mayan and Inca lands. To stop the evil Quaxet, all three cultures joined forces. Three High Priests battled and defeated Quaxet and entombed his spirit in a crystal orb. From that day, the crystal orb was named "THE NIGHTMARE STONE." To prevent anyone from ever unleashing Quaxet again, the stone was sealed in a vast Obelisk and then sealed in a temple built by the Priests.
Professor Bowmane tells Lara that he has been in contact with his friend Illiat, a fellow curator in Peru, who warns him that there have been 'interested parties' inquiring about the whereabouts of the manuscript. Illiat, unsure of their motives, has told them nothing.
Bowmane wants Lara to find the stone before it falls into the wrong hands. Lara immediately embarks for the jungles of Peru to meet Illiat at the ancient temple entrance where the stone is kept.
Upon arrival at the camp outside the temple, Lara finds nobody waiting for her - she finds only the remnants of a struggle, including Illiat's broken glasses, and footsteps leading to the edge of the temple. Lara looks all around the temple's edge, pulling and pushing at rocks, until an opening appears before her. Being Lara, she casually strolls in the temple and watches the opening close behind her...