Siberian Storm Review
Siberian Storm is an animal slot that was originally released at a land-based casino. In 2011, the slot made its debut online and it’s been a cult classic ever since. Developed industry giants IGT, Siberian Storm plays on 5-reels with 720 ways to win thanks to the MultiWay Xtra feature.
It may not have much going for it in terms of features, but it has an impressive free spins round. Players can earn up to 96 spins initially, but can retrigger up to 240!
Set against the snowy backdrop of Siberia, the background of the reels is an ice paradise. It’s covered in snow and looks like a fairy tale. The reels themselves have icicles all around them with a statue of a tiger at the top of the reels. During the free spins round, the background changes to a more melted one as the sun finally begins to rise.
As expected from a slot released in 2011, the designs on the reels look a little outdated and look quite tacky compared to modern standards. Similarly with the music being played throughout spins. It sounds like generic animal-inspired music but doesn’t deliver any significant impact. Overall, the design is extremely outdated and it’s hard to understand if it was accepted in 2011.
Whilst the slot boasts of the MultiWay Xtra feature with 720 paylines, the gameplay is as simple as they come. For 2011, it’s impressive but compared to the giant Megaways engine, this slot may struggle to find an audience.
Like in most other IGT slots, all the menus can be found at the bottom with the spin button in the middle. Autospins can be set 10 and 50 with a bet level starting at 50.00.
Different sources across the internet state varied amounts for the maximum win but we could not find a consistent one. During the main game, you can win up to 1,000x your stake by landing 5 of the Siberian storm symbols.
The manual of the slot states that the RTP is between 92.52% and 96% - which is quite varied. Therefore, it can’t be determined whether or not you’ll get a good RTP or a terrible one.
In all honesty, we were not sure what to make of this slot as it’s definitely a slot from a bygone age. The concept of the slot is interesting with the MultiWay Xtra feature and it was obviously legendary during release, but the lack of other innovative features is a complete letdown.
There are no multipliers, sticky wilds or any sort of respin feature to keep players engaged. Amazingly, you can win up to 240 free spins - but that’s all this slot has going for it! There is not even a huge jackpot attached to it.
If you love older slots and want to feel nostalgic, then definitely give this slot a go. For those of you wanting a more interesting animal slot, try out Mega Moolah or Serengeti Gold.