Tiger vs. Bear Slots

Tiger-vs-BearTiger vs Bear takes an interesting approach with its theme, the action revolving around the two powerful animals that the title mentions, both living in a winter setting, so it looks like a place like Siberia is their home. The tiger and the bear go against each other in a match of Skanderbeg, trying to see which one is stronger. This competition carries on to the main feature of the game, so you get a chance to take part in it. The game is one of the Microgaming slot machines.

On the 5 reels of Tiger vs Bear there are 25 paylines which are waiting to be activated each round. They will come filled with symbols that include among them scatters and wilds, triggering bonus games and free spins. The biggest reward offered is $6,000.

Features of Tiger vs. Bear

The wilds and the scatters are the ones you will see on the reels, but they are not the ones that will bring you the Siberian Battle feature, which then decides whether you get a bonus game or free spins.

To start with, let’s take a look at the wild symbol, which is used by the game as a basic feature which has as its only role the substitution ability which made it famous. You don’t get any kind of direct prizes from the wild symbol, but you can still expect it to help you out with new combinations whenever its position on a payline allows it to take the place of a missing symbol.


The scatter symbol is also a bit more basic than it is in other slot machines. You only get cash prizes from it, which are not very impressive, going up to 50x the bet only. The requirement is for two to five scattered Game Logos to be on the reels, and if that happens you get your prize.

Siberian Battle

The bonus feature of the slot gets started when the two regular symbols with the Tiger and the Bear are both present, one on the 1st reel, the other on the 5th. It doesn’t matter which symbol appears on the 1st and which on the 5th, they just have to be there.


The feature asks you to pick one of the two competitors, the Tiger or the Bear. The battle mode begins once you’ve done this, with the result deciding what you get out of it. You receive 8 free spins if you chose the Tiger and he won, while at a loss you only get 4 spins. If the Bear was your choice, the reward will be a 2x multiplier for the Bear Claw bonus game in case he wins. Otherwise, you just get the bonus game.


Bear Claw Bonus

The bonus game gives you another screen, filled with bear claws. You can keep picking and getting prizes from them, until you hit one which has the message Stopper underneath. You get all the prizes accumulated in the bonus game, and if you had a multiplier they are worth double the amount you see.


Tiger Free Spins

If the Tiger was your choice during the Siberian Battle, you get 4 or 8 free spins, depending on the result. The free spins have an extra feature, where the Tiger will go through the reels and will turn some at random into wilds. A maximum of three reels can become wild, chosen from among the middle three (2, 3 and 4). Retriggering these free spins is possible.


Betting options and jackpots

A wager in this game makes use of all the lines available and it is worth between $0.25 and $100. The denomination of a coin is between $0.01 and $0.20, the game using a maximum of 20 coins on one line. The line bet will go as high as $4 as a result.

Normally, the top payout offered by the game is at 750x ($3,000), but if the wild gets involved it will double to 1,500x ($6,000).

Design and symbols

The battle between the bear and the tiger takes place in a Siberian forest, visible behind the game area with its white trees and snow covered ground. The symbols are made out of the same white trees when the playing cards are concerned, while the rest are images of the two protagonists, of leaves, snowflakes and so on. It’s a decent looking game, but not one to knock your socks off with its quality.


Symbols: Wild Logo (wild), Tiger vs Bear Logo (scatter, 50x the bet), Tiger (750x), Bear (750x), Leaf (500x), Snowflake (500x), Ace (250x), King (150x), Queen (150x), Jack (150x), 10 (100x) and 9 (100x).

Is It Worth Playing?

The theme is different, I’ll give it that, plus the bonus game can be interesting when you get it triggered. It’s not giving away big enough prizes though, that 750x to 1,500x multiplier being extremely low.

This Tiger vs. Bear slot is offered by all online casinos with Microgaming software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.