Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft NLNMAS is known for being one of the most difficult challenge to complete. It also takes quite some time. Lara can now crawl and sprint. In the PC version, there are health crystals, but these are considered healing and should not be used for the challenge. It is possible to install a patch to remove them, and this is highly recommended so you don't accidentally use a health crystal.
One of the levels, Coastal Village, has 4 secrets, but only 3 are counted in the end level statistics. It has been commonly decided to pick up all the secrets in this level, resulting in a 4/3 end level statistics. As a result, the end game statistics will show 60/59 secrets collected.
The first area to be played is India. You can then choose between Nevada, London, and South Pacific. It is recommended, however not required, to pick Nevada first, because in that adventure Lara loses all her ammunition, therefore going there first ensures best ammo recovery for the next areas.
A very difficult level for this challenge is RX-Tech Mines. It is extremely challenging and will require practice to complete. Around the end of the level, there’s a swimming section which must be completed very quickly since Lara takes damage when staying too long in the freezing water. When done successfully, you will have only a little health left to finish the level. One wrong swim, and Lara might die! Be careful.
Upon collecting all the secrets and after the end credits, a bonus level will be accessible: All Hallows (London). It is NOT necessary to complete this level for the NLNMAS challenge, but you can if you like!
Additional info for Pistols-Only players: combat usage of the UPV in Lud's Gate is not allowed.
Disallowed glitches specific for TR3:
- The UPV glitch in Lud's Gate to get air on the top of the rectangle shafts is not allowed.
- If you save the game at any point, then end the previous game and start a new game, shotgun shells from this previous game will carry over. Abusing the shotgun-shell glitch is not allowed. To avoid it just restart the game again.
Jungle = 6 secrets
Temple Ruins = 4 secrets
The River Ganges = 5 secrets
Caves of Kaliya = None
Nevada Desert = 3 secrets
High Security Compound = 2 secrets
Area 51 = 3 secrets
Coastal Village = 4 secrets
Crash Site = 3 secrets
Madubu Gorge = 3 secrets
Temple of Puna = 1 secret
Thames Wharf = 5 secrets
Aldwych = 5 secrets
Lud's Gate = 6 secrets
City = 1 secret
Antarctica = 3 secrets
RX-Tech Mines = 3 secrets
Lost City of Tinnos = 3 secrets
Meteorite Cavern = None
Total = 60/59 secrets
London – All Hallows = None
We will soon be adding the following support sections:
Tomb Raider III on PC
Tomb Raider III on PS1 (Emulator) - coming soon
RESOURCES for speedrun this challenge
NLNMAS – Tomb Raider 3 – Tutorial Videos
Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame: Tomb Raider 3 (1998)
(Click column headers to sort table by name, platform, etc.)
|Player's Name||Type||Category||Platform||Time||Date||Link to Video||Specifics|
|ActionTurnip217 (1st run)||NLNMAS||Casual||PC||Done in 9m34s||5h04m38s||09/02/2016|
|Raskkii||NLNMAS||Casual||PC||Burnt to death||6h22m29s||27/03/2016||🎬 Watch here|
|Drayuu||NLNMAS||Casual||PC||Fallen to death after drop to main area||6h50m35s||28/02/2017||🎬 Watch here|
|NaBu1908||NLNMAS||Casual||PC||Fallen to death after Lara missed monkey bars||4h32m24s||08/05/2018||🎬 Watch here|
|Erackk||NLNMAS||Casual||PC||Swan dive to death in first area||5h13m06s||19/05/2019||🎬 Watch here||Failed run at the beginning, successful attempt starts at 30m40s|
|NondescriptMidnight (1st run)||NLNM||Speedrun||PC||Not possible to reach||3h49m43s||30/10/2019||🎬 Watch here|
|ActionTurnip217 (2nd run)||NLNMAS||Casual||PC||Done in 10m28s||4h16m04s||17/11/2019||🎬 Watch here|
|Badassgamez||NLNMAS||Casual||PC||Done in 9m17s||4h41m32s||19/01/2020||🎬 Watch here|
|RichardoDelJuego||NLNMAS||Speedrun||PC||Done in 6m59s||3h45m32s||25/05/2020||🎬 Watch here|
|TombExplorer||NLNMAS||Speedrun||PC||Done in 09m07s||4h25m53s||19/07/2020||🎬 Watch here|
|DoggettDouglasMcDog||NLNMAS||Casual||PC||Died (not recorded)||4h54m14s||03/08/2020||🎬 Watch here|
|PainOfWar||NLNMAS||Casual||PC||Done in 09m17s||5h27m20s||05/01/2021||🎬 Watch here|
|Kaickness||NLNMAS||Casual||PC||Shot to death by the guard||9h15m26s||28/02/2021||🎬 Watch here||Succeeded in the challenge in his first attempt! Used mostly dev-intended routes.|
|Sir Studs||NLNMAS||Casual||PC||Done in 08m01s||4h55m26s||02/03/2021||🎬 Watch here|
|NondescriptMidnight (2nd run)||NLNMAS||Speedrun||PC||Reload in the level (not recorded)||4h39m13s||14/04/2021||🎬 Watch here|
|RandoCampo||NLNMAS||Casual||PC||Done in 7m20s||5h32m16s||17/07/2021||🎬 Watch here||Completed with the first attempt!|
|F37CH||NLNMAS||Speedrun||PC (Japanese Version)||Died after swandiving on purpose||5h14m51s||19/11/2021||🎬 Watch here|
|Nabu1908||NLNM||Speedrun||PC||Ignored||2h47m49s||25/01/2022||🎬 Watch here|
|Nabu1908||NLNM||Speedrun||PC||Ignored||2h41m12s||30/01/2022||🎬 Watch here|
|Eezalee||NLNMAS||Casual||PC||Done in 09m41s||5h44m23s||15/03/2022||🎬 Watch here||Beware of jumpscares in the video!|
|Doggett Douglas McDog||NLNMAS||Pistols Only||PC||Died after a fall (not in the video)||4h52m59s||05/04/2022||🎬 Watch here||Got blinking health bar in Madubu Gorge without the poison taking effect.|
|Doggett Douglas McDog||NLNM||PC||3h29m57s||23/04/2022||🎬 Watch here|
|Bru Dancer||NLNMAS||Casual||PC||Died to last dog||6h12m13s||05/09/2022||🎬 Watch here|
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