One match-up perhaps not so well-known is the battle between tigers and bears, as is celebrated in this sumptuous-looking slot from the veteran slot developers at Microgaming: Tiger vs. Bear.
In Mother Russia, Tiger Fights Bear
Tiger vs. Bear, or Tiger vs. Bear: Siberian Standoff, to give the slot its full title, sees our hairy heavyweights face off against a Russian backdrop of silver birch and snowy forests. The scene is set and we’re about to get into the middle of one of nature’s biggest beast fights.
Things are About to Get Wild!
The tiger and grizzly bear (understandably) are the top payers, with a maple leaf, snowflake, and wintry 9-through-Ace icons filling out the reels. The Wild clawmarks icon is Wild and substitutes for all symbols other than the Scatters. All Wild wins are doubled.
Trigger 8 Free Spins and a 2x Multiplier
If the tiger appears on reel 1 and the bear hits reel 5 (or vice versa), the Siberian Battle kicks off. The two Siberian sluggers go at it in full battle mode. Free spins are determined depending on which animal wins, so if you picked Tiger and he wins you bag 8 free spins. During the free spins, the tiger will swipe across the screen to turn reels Wild. Up to three reels (2, 3 or 4) can turn Wild.
However, if you picked Bear and he wins, you land a 2x multiplier on the Bear Claw feature that will trigger. Keep picking bear claws from a secondary screen until you hit the Stopper icon.
Tiger vs. Bear is an effective enough game for online slots junkies and pugilist nuts alike. It might not quite have the all-out Street Fighter action of say, Random Logic’s Dawn of the Dinosaurs slot, but it will certainly fill a few hours at least. Elsewhere, though, for a more popular taste of the Russian wastes, head for IGT’s outdoors-themed Siberian Storm with its great Multi-Way Xtra format.
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