Break Away takes you into a sports arena where you’ll enjoy the high intensity of a game of ice hockey. This fast paced, energetic game wows millions of fans worldwide, where stars of such leagues as the NHL grace the ice. This game by MicroGaming offers similar energy levels, with action from the very start.
This game has 243 ways to win for every spin and a rolling reels feature – meaning win after win can come from a single bet. Players fly into reels too, making them completely wild. Add in a free spins bonus feature too and you have a game that brings the full hockey experience to your device.
This free MicroGaming slot uses the all-ways winning system. Instead of win lines, you’ll simply need to land symbols on consecutive reels, irrespective of the position.
Hockey players in blue and red are the highest paying symbols, worth 500 and 250 coins respectively for 5 of a kind. A goal tender in red is next on the pay table, worth 200 coins and is followed by the ref with a max pay out of 175 coins. Other symbols in the game include two players facing off, the arena, the goalie’s mask, skates and an ice clearing machine.
The wild symbol in the Break Away slot game is represented by the slot logo, backed by flames. This is stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5. In total there are more than 40 of these symbols in play, meaning completely wild reels are a regular feature. These will substitute for every other symbol apart from the scatters. On occasion, you’ll see the title turn to ice, which signifies the start of the ‘smashing wild’ feature. Now a hockey player will appear and smash into one of the reels, turning it wild. This wild reel can be joined by standard wilds, which could make for some huge wins for real cash players.
Every time you land a win you receive a nice added boost. Each of the winning symbols will now turn to ice and then shatter before disappearing. Now they’ll be gaps in the lay out, so the symbols above will fall into their place, while new symbols will appear at the top. Any new wins will also be paid out. Keep winning and you’ll keep being paid, all for the cost of just the original spin.
With 243 ways to win, the combination of the standard and smashing wilds and the rolling reels, the base game of this slot is action packed from the start.
The scatter symbol in the Break Away slot game shows a puck, which like the wild symbol, is backed by fire. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these scatters anywhere and you’ll win 15, 20 or 25 free spins respectively. During this feature, not only do the rolling reels remain in place, but they get better. Above the reels you’ll see a multiplier trail, ranging from 2x through to 10x. Each subsequent rolling reels win will see you move along the trail, increasing the multiplier. A sixth win sees the max 10x multiplier applied. While this feature plays very similar to the base game, the rewards can be much greater.
There is little doubt that this game is all about the action. Yes, you can just about see the ice, with the top of the goal peeking out above the reels, but these reels are big, filling the screen. These reels are framed in blue and have a white background, and the action dominates. All the symbols are high in colour and every time you land a win there is some excellent hockey based animation. The rolling reels effect is impressive too, when the symbols freeze and then shatter, while the smashing wild shows off some nice visual too. The accompanying sound is an entirely fitting sports style theme tune. This resounding theme is joined by the noise of sticks clashing, the sound of the crowd and the regular shrill of the whistle.
Sports themed slots can be hit or miss, and Break Away is certainly a hit! The all-action style of the game perfectly complements the real high-speed action on the ice. There is always something to keep you involved here. You have the 243 ways to win. You have the rolling reels. You have the abundance of wilds. And you have the free spins feature. Ice Hockey fans will love this game, and so will many others.