Break Away is one of the few hockey themed slot machines available right now, and it comes from Microgaming. The developer chose to create a modern slot machine here, with 243 ways to win, with 5 reels and a combination of features which I for one found a lot of fun. There will be stacked wilds in there, along with free spins, scatters and high multipliers. All in all, it looks like a fun game, perfect if you love hockey.
Betting and Prizes
While other Microgaming slots with ways to win are happy with just 25 coins, Break Away needs 50, but offers some interesting features in exchange. You have to use at least 1 coin per line, but you can take it to 10 if needed. The coin value being at $0.50 when it’s at maximum, your total bet of 500 coins will be worth $250.
There is a $62,500 jackpot on the line, the equivalent of 250x the total bet, and the one responsible for awarding it is the scatter. There is also a base game payout of $2,500, which can go up to $25,000 with the help of multipliers.
Break Away Slot Features
One of the major features in the Break Away, which influences the way the game behaves in a big way, is called Rolling Reels. It has different names in other slots, depending on the way it is applied and on the developer. It basically takes away the symbols which are responsible for winning combinations, placing others in the now empty spots.
If the Rolling Reels feature occurs during the free spins, there is a multiplier as well, of up to 10x, which keeps going up with each new win that you get from that round. To activate a round with 15, 20 or 25 free games, the player needs 3, 4 or 5 Hockey Puck scatters. Those same 3 to 5 symbols are also a way for the game to award a prize of 5x to 250x the bet.
Stacked wilds are part of the game, and a big reason to like playing it. They come stacked on the reels 3, 4 and 5, and there are more than 40 wilds present on the reels each round.
Sometimes, you will get a feature called Smashing Wild, where a reel becomes wild at random, after hockey players crash into it.
Theme & Design
There are a lot of things going on at the same time, with symbols being highly detailed and of excellent quality. The symbols will show both hockey players and things like Zamboni machines or hockey sticks. A lot of effort seems to have gone into it, and there are no poker cards here, only themed images.
The fans of hockey will get a kick out of it, one of the better slots to be based on this particular sport. It does quite well with its features and even with prizes, so it doesn’t rely solely on its looks and theme.