Siberian Storm Video Slot Review
Siberian Storm is powered by IGT and was the most successful land based casino game of 2010. It doesn’t have the normal 5 reels as it features a hexagonal structure with 5 symbols on the middle reel. Siberian Storm pays from left to right and from right to left so it increases your chances on winning (doubles it in fact). This is known as MultiWayXtra wagering with up to 720 ways to win.
In terms of the biggest win possible – if you manage to get 5 Siberian Storm symbols, you can win the 50,000 coin jackpot on offer. You can play the game from as little as 50p a spin to as much as 150 a spin. The main attraction is the Free Spins Bonus feature which is described below.
The feature is triggered by getting the Bonus symbol (the Tiger’s Eye) in any position on 5 consecutive reels. Initially, you will be awarded with 8 free spins but you will also see stacked Bonus symbols which can reward you with up to 96 free spins initially.
What is even better is that each winning combination of 5 Tiger’s Eyes symbols will pay you a prize and give you an additional 8 free spins. You can do this multiple times and get up to a whopping 240 free spins in every feature. Expect to trigger more free spins as the reels and symbols in the bonus round are much richer. I’ve managed to get just over 100 free spins in total which resulted in a cool 345 times stake win overall.
I found Siberian Storm to be a medium variance slot with the big wins coming from stacked wilds (on the 3 middle reels) during the free spins feature. The game is very similar to the popular Fire Opals which uses the same MultiWayXtra wagering mechanism. Normally I win under 40 times my stake in the feature which is suitable but I prefer high variance titles like Pharaoh’s Fortune (which has been revamped recently – November 2014).