Free Sumatran Storm Slots
This slot by IGT is a follow up to the popular Siberian Storm slotfeaturing the same distinctive diamond formation of the reels. The Siberian Tiger from the original however has been replaced by the Sumatran Tiger, Sumatra being an island in western Indonesia. There are around 400 Sumatran tigers in existence, making them the smallest sub species of tiger, potentially facing extinction in the coming years. The tiger is distinguishable by the heavy black striping across their orange coats. This slot based on the Sumatran Tiger makes use of the Multiway Xtra format, meaning there are 720 ways to win and features stacked wilds.
The backdrop to the reels shows an island paradise, with leaves from the trees silhouetted against the blazing sunset, pockets of light illuminating the screen. The reels are a little more subdued with a mild blue colouring, the symbols representing many aspects of the tiger alongside jewels, relics and the playing card symbols found at the majority of online slots. Graphically the game is a little dated, suffering a little from the lack of animation on the reels found at the majority of modern games. The accompanying sound track to the game is better however, with something of a regal feel, perfectly representing the majesty of the Sumatran tiger.
Playing the Sumatran Storm Slot
What will immediately strike you when first playing the game is the setup of the reels. There are five reels like the majority of slots; however the number of symbols changes from reel to reel. Reels one and five feature just three symbols, reels two and four have four symbols, while the middle reel has the largest amount of symbols in five. This gives the game a diamond appearance.
The other difference is the lack of win lines as such. Here you’ll find the ‘Multiway Xtra’ format, which means that you’ll win when landing symbols on adjacent reels, both from left to right and from right to left and indeed on the middle three reels. This gives you 720 ways to win, which comes at the cost of 60 credits, which you will multiply by your chosen coin size to give you a total stake for each spin.
Look out for the ‘Sumatran Storm’ title symbol as this is the one that will give the highest pay out, with 1,000 coins coming your way should you land it on all five reels. The tiger (face on) is next highest paying at 400 coins, with the jewels, relics and playing card symbols making up the rest of the standard symbols.
Somewhat unusually you’ll find a standard scatter symbol which pays a maximum of 50x your total stake should you land five, with 2x or 10x prize awards for landing 3 or 4 respectively. Additionally you’ll find a wild symbol, this represented by the tiger again, this time the view from the side. This will substitute for all other symbols on the reels to give additional wins – the wild only appearing on reels 2, 3 and 4.
The final symbol in the game is the eye of the tiger (no, not the song from the ‘Rocky’ film, the actual eye!) and this symbol activates the free spins round. You’ll need to land this symbol on each of the reels to gain 5 free spins, but there is potential to earn much more. This is because you’ll earn 5 spins for each winning combination – so for example, should the bonus symbol appear twice on two reels and once on the other three reels, you’ll have four winning combinations and have 20 free spins. In fact you could actually win 60 spins initially – these possibly added to by re-triggering the bonus round during the feature itself. During the free spins round you’ll find more wilds than in the base game.
Sumatran Storm Slot Conclusion
Like many of the IGT range, this slot has something of a distinctive feel with a number of unique features, none more so than the Multiway Xtra. This offers a more straightforward way of playing, as you’ll know straight away if you’ve won, without wondering if the symbols have actually appeared on a win line. Overall the slot is a nice one, but the slightly dated look and the lack of features outside of the reels means that it doesn’t quite hit the heights, although in the short term you’ll find it enjoyable.