Globally recognized slot machine manufacturer International Game Technology
IGT released the Siberian Storm title in 2011.
Available in both brick and mortar casinos and their online counterparts,
Siberian Storm can be found live in casinos around the world, and online through
major platforms like like Bet365, BetVictor, Paddy Power, Party Casino, and
Despite the ominous sounding title, Siberian Storm isn’t about a looming
Russian invasion or the second coming of the ice age. Instead, the game focuses
on the natural and manmade wonders of the frigid Siberian region, with the
centerpiece being the famed Siberian white tiger.
On a factual level, the existence of true Siberian white tigers is still in
dispute, but white Bengal tigers have been bred with ordinary Siberians to
create the signature white coat.
A famous image for gamblers who frequented Las Vegas during the 1980s and
1990s were entertainers Siegfried and Roy, a pair of flamboyant tiger tamers,
interacting with gorgeous Siberian cats on an animal level. Perhaps IGT was keen
on capturing the essence of Siegfried and Roy’s legendary performances, or maybe
the designer just enjoys big cats, but in any event the Siberian white tiger is
the star of this show.
This much is clear from your first glimpse of the game’s title screen, which
shows the words Siberian Storm etched in cursive font, below a direct portrait
shot of an impassive Siberian white tiger. In the background, two more tigers
stare off into the distance, suggestive of the titular storm on the horizon.
After entering the actual game, you’ll find a background screen that follows
through on the arctic motif, complete with an icy foreground, clouded skies, and
snowfall surrounding it all.
In terms of reel symbols, the game eschews IGT’s usual arrangement of card
rank symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A in favor of a full complement of themed
symbols. Unfortunately, the game’s designers couldn’t find enough Siberian
wildlife to complete the theme, so symbols include generic jewels. You’ll be
spinning the green jewel, the blue jewel, the purple jewel, the golden jewel,
and the yellow jewel as base symbols.
Next up is the white Siberian tiger’s face symbol, the orange Siberian
tiger’s face symbol, the Siberian Storm symbol, the white Siberian tiger profile
symbol, the white Siberian tiger eye symbol, the orange Siberian tiger eye
symbol, and the Scatter symbol.
To accompany the visual elements, Siberian Storm slots come equipped with a
catchy soundtrack that replicates traditional Russian tunes – think Tetris –
that works to complete the ambience.