Take a trip to the frozen tundra of northern Russia in Siberian Storm Dual Play. Powered by IGT, it’s a 5 reel slot that lets you spin with a 1,440 or 2,880 ways to win game engine. Helping your winning chances here are stacked wilds that can stretch 10 symbols high as well as a free spins round. Stakes range from between 75p to £1.50 and £375 and £750 per spin.

The design in Siberian Storm Dual Play has a decidedly chilly feel – a wintry backdrop forms the backdrop to the reels which are guarded over by an impressive looking white tiger. Symbols on show include a selection of fossils encased in gemstones as well as 2 different tigers and the eye of the tiger.

So far, so familiar to the first Siberian Storm slot – the big difference here is the reel set-up. As the Dual Play name suggests, you have the option to play with 2 machines here. Spin with just the top machine active and you’ll have 1,440 ways to win on each spin. Double your stakes and you can bring the bottom set into play too. This offers a massive 2,880 ways to win. The 2 machines are linked by the middle reel which stretches to some 10 symbols.

In both instances, winning combinations are created by landing matching symbols on adjacent reels rather than in traditional paylines. Helping your winning chances is the wild which can land fully stacked on the middle 3 reels. Most impressive is when it fills the reel 3, adding 10 wilds which are in play on both the top and bottom reel sets.

Land 5 of the bonus symbol on successive reels on either the top or the bottom machine to trigger the Free Spins Bonus feature – here you’ll be awarded 8 free spins. Each different combination of 5 bonus symbols on the triggering spin adds another 8 free spins to your total giving you up to 160 free spins initially!

The feature plays out on a new set of enhanced reels – extra wilds are brought into play during the free spins to boost your winning opportunities. You can re-trigger more free spins here too if the bonus symbols fall nicely – with a massive 480 free spins on offer.

It may not be the prettiest slot you’ll see but the design is solid enough, especially when you land full stacks of 10-high symbols. Like many IGT slots, it has the look and sound of a brick and mortar casino game. What you can expect here is a steady supply of action courtesy of the Multiway Xtra game engine. As usual, the free spins offer the best opportunities to land a biggie, especially if those stacked wilds work the magic.

The setting here may be frozen but there’s some pretty hot action on offer in Siberian Storm Dual Play. If you’re after a live casino style slot that delivers plenty of potential thrills, then the big beasts in these Russian wastelands can provide just that. If you like the theme, I also recommend you try WMS’ Frozen Inferno.