With the release of Break Away Deluxe, this hockey themed game is officially being turned into a series by Microgaming. The original Break Away slot came out in 2012, so it’s been close to 7 years since its launch, and the sequel’s presence is definitely warranted. Fans of hockey don’t have a lot of options, so the presence of a more modern slot machine in this category is a good thing.
While the original was a slot with ways to win, for Break Away Deluxe they came up with a bigger game area, 5x5 reels, but they also switched to paylines (18 to 88 lines available). It’s a slot which will pay up to 3,000x+ total stake, and along the way it will have very good features for you to trigger (two types of wilds, Rolling Reels, free spins and up to 8x multipliers).
Break Away Deluxe Betting and Prizes
While the line bet is one of the options available for you to change, there will also be the variant of modifying the number of active lines which are used. The buttons listed to the side allow you to have 18, 38, 68 and 88 active lines. As for the wagers possible inside, they go from $0.18 ($0.01 per line) to $44 ($0.50 per line).
With multipliers reaching 8x via Rolling Reels, it’s the free spins that can offer the most, apparently over 3,000x total stake being the potential for a single round. Plenty of help should be coming from the slot’s super stacked wilds and from other features, so I’d expect for the game’s volatility not to be very high.
This is the type of game to give you second chances, even for the rounds where you’ve already won something. Rolling Reels have been implemented, and so whenever a combination forms, its symbols are removed after they pay you, and a new set will be brought it. Several waves of symbols could come this way, and you keep getting paid if combinations form. If not, then the Rolling Reels stop triggering.
The regular wild, if you can call a super stacked symbol that, will be visible on the last three columns while you’re in the base game, and on the last four once you reach the slot’s free games. They call it Growing Wilds, since it goes up in size for each spin that passes.
Second, we have a random wild feature, called Smashing Wild. It will add hockey players to the paid spins, transforming up to three of the middle reels into extra wilds.
As for the most exciting part of the game, those would be the free spins. For the duration of the 12 free spins, there will be multipliers added to the Rolling Reels, with 2x to 8x the usual payouts being offered.
Theme & Design
If you’ve tried out the 2012 original slot, then you know what kind of story can be expected from Break Away Deluxe. It will be a sports themed slot, with hockey players as main characters. The referee, hockey equipment, some logos and other similar objects, have been selected for the slot’s symbols. The game area is bigger now, but the symbols have a very similar design to the original, and very little has been changed there.
Break Away Deluxe delivers great features, being even more exciting to play than the original. They could’ve done more to improve the graphics, but even so, the slot doesn’t look bad.