About Siberian Storm
With a tiger theme to Siberian Storm you’d expect plenty of roars on the reels and that’s exactly what you get. We can say it over and over again, but IGT have really ramped up their audio department (perhaps it’s no longer just one guy with a Bontempi organ) in recent years and the result is a more immersive, high quality gaming experience.
IGT love to brand their reel mechanism. They used to go on about their stacked wilds (around the time they released Wolf Run) but they’ve gone a bit quiet on that front now. None the less its more than worth mentioning that Siberian Storm uses these clustered wilds, which can help you achieve the big combination wins. Especially when you put them together with the Multi-Way Xtra system.
Do we really need to explain Multi-Way Xtra again to the full degree? We’re happy to give you a brush over, but if you really want to get the full low-down on this clever system of pay-lines, why not take a look at our Treasures of Troy review, which explains it in full. However, we’d feel bad if we didn’t give you a basic breakdown.
Siberian Storm’s reel arrangement gives player 720 different ways to win. This is calculated quite simply by multiplying the number of stop spaces on each reel. Now the Multi-Way Xtra system not only pays for combinations over the reels, but it also pays an additional award for permutations of said combinations. It might sound a little bit like A-Level mathematics, because that’s exactly what it is, but as a great philosopher once wrote, just spin the reels and it will all become obvious.
The Siberian Storm free spin game kicks in when you stop in at least five consecutive tigers eye symbols anywhere across the reels. Hit a number and you can get a maximum 96 spins to take into this round, which is what puts the Storm into the Siberian. Here you can really ramp up the wins, with the IGT patented second set of reels (how long before they put a trademark on that phrase?) that are stuff with even more bonus activating symbols and stacked wilds.