If hockey is your thing, then Break Away should be a favorite slot of yours. It’s one of the few such games released by the slot industry, which seems to favor games like soccer more. Microgaming is the company behind this particular slot, which shows all kinds of hockey players and related objects as symbols. The 243 ways to win will offer you a chance to win often, but not big, the jackpot being worth $500.
Betting & Jackpots
Break Away offers its combinations through ways to win, but paylines are still used for wagering purposes. There will be 50 lines selected for the wager, with 50 to 500 coins being part of it. The coin value is low though, up to $0.10 only, so you will not spend more than $5 per round.
With a 5,000 coins jackpot, you might expect a decent payout, but in this game it only means up to $500 cash. It’s a very low payout, though it’s only a bit below average for a game with ways to win.
One of the things that the game brags about is the presence of over 40 wild symbols on the reels. The last three reels will get these wilds in stacked form, so if you manage to get enough matching symbols on the first two reels, it should be easier to get to five symbol combos with the assistance of these icons. A Break Away logo is going to act as a substitute, replacing almost any other type of symbol, with the exception of a Hokey Pick scatter.
At times, you might get a randomly triggered feature, called a Smashing Wild. This one will have hockey players come in and smash into one of the middle three reels. That reel will become wild, and you will have a guaranteed prize from that round.
Scatter symbols, sporting the image of a flaming hockey puck, will award a payout of up to $62,500. They also give you 15, 20 or 25 free spins, in exchange for 3, 4 or 5 of them being present.
One other feature worth discussing here is the one called Rolling Reels, available in plenty of other games, sometimes under different names. The symbols which are forming winning combinations are taken off the reels, and new ones will come in. You keep getting new wins this way, until the new symbols no longer form a combo. Each consecutive win obtained will increase the multiplier, and it will go up to 10x if this happens during free spins.
Quite a bit of effort seems to have gone into making this game a good slot for a fan of hockey. There are only symbols which are themed on its reels, nothing else, which is somewhat unusual for many of the slots from Microgaming. There are two types of symbols here, with humans that play or referee the game, and with objects that might be used in this sport, or things like the hockey ring.
It will offer you one of the few chances that you will get to play a hockey themed slot, and it will do a fairly decent job at it, with plenty of great features included, but with small payouts.
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FULL GAME DETAILS
- Name: Break Away
- Software Microgaming
- Game Type Video Slot
- 243 Ways to Win
- Minimum Bet ($) 0.01
- Maximum Bet ($) 100.00