Video Slot Caught in a Siberian Storm
Set in the faraway frozen reaches of the Russian Far East, Siberian Storm is a five-reel online video slot that celebrates one of the largest of all the big cats – the snowy white Siberian tiger.
The Siberian Storm reels are covered in icicles with frozen stalactites clinging to the bottom row above the control buttons. In the background of the reels are sheets of translucent blue ice and piles of powdery snow, whilst the elegant white Siberian Storm logo is visible in the top left corner of the screen.
In keeping with the Siberian Storm theme, symbols included on the reels include, of course, the white Siberian tiger, a golden tiger claw, another tiger with an orange coat, the eye of the tiger, various jewels, and the Siberian Storm logo, among others.
Unique Hexagonal Reel Layout
The most immediately notable unique feature of Siberian Storm, which is a member of the IGT Fire Horse family of slots, is its hexagonal structure. Although the slot has the usual five reels, the number of symbols in each reel differs – three, four, five, four and three on Reels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, respectively. Hence the hexagonal layout.
720 Ways to Win with MultiWay Xtra Wagering
The second unusual thing about Siberian Storm that players will notice is the fact that, unlike most online slots, this one pays out for matching symbols appearing both from left to right and from right to left. This increases the number of ways to win to 720 and is referred to as MultiWay Xtra wagering.
Jackpot and Betting Limits
Siberian Storm players stand in line to win up to 50 000 coins with the slot’s top standard jackpot, which is triggered whenever five white Siberian Storm tigers appear together on a single active payline. In addition, all bets are now also eligible for IGT’s recently relaunched MegaJackpots progressive award.
The minimum wager on this high-variance slot is automatically set at 50.00 credits and Siberian Storm has an average payout ratio of roughly 96%.
The Scatter Symbol Comes with Multipliers
In Siberian Storm, the scatter symbol, in the form of a trio of diamonds and the word “SCATTER”, triggers bonus features.
Another aspect of the Siberian Storm scatter symbol that makes it rather valuable is the fact that it comes with a multiplier. Scatters pay out two, 10 or 50 times the spin wager when three, four or five symbols appear anywhere on the Siberian Storm reels simultaneously.
Free Spins in the Siberian Storm
There are also up to 240 spins to be had in the Siberian Storm slot. The Siberian Storm free spins bonus is triggered when the tiger’s eye symbol is landed on five consecutive reels. Players are then automatically awarded eight free spins. Further free spins can be activated during this round.
The Snowy White Wild Symbol
Although Siberian tigers may often have golden fur like their Bengali cousins, the dusky lighting that characterises their natural icy habitat tends to make cause their coats to become very pale. This snowy white tiger is the wild symbol in Siberian Storm and has the power to replace a number of other symbols, barring the jewel scatter, in order to complete winning payline combinations.
Stacked Wilds and Other Symbols
In Siberian Storm, many of the symbols appear stacked, which ups players’ chances of landing winning combination. Added to this is the fact that the game’s wild symbol is among those that are sometimes stacked, although this only occurs on Reels 2, 3 and 4.