All About Break Away Slot Machine
Break Away is a new video slot game from the Microgaming group that has an ice hockey theme, with the latest in sound and visual effects. It is a 5-reel, 243 ways-to-win slot, and is designed to cater to the hockey enthusiast.
Break Away is an innovative online and mobile slots game loaded with wild symbols. The graphic details portray the players, game officials, and rink layouts and pay homage to the sport of ice hockey. Game symbols, smashing wilds, stacked wilds, scatters, multipliers, as well as a full array of free spins and rolling reels make this game very busy. Symbols include the Hockey Rink, Hockey Masks, Ice Skates, Sticks, Biscuit in a Basket, and Flaming Pucks, all classic ice hockey icons.
The unique aspect to this slots game are the long tails of Stacked Wilds which appear on reels 3,4 and 5. In combination with the Rolling reels feature of this slot, the payout rate is around 96%.
The Wild and Scatter Symbol
The Break Away Logo is the special stacked wild, and it substitutes all other symbols on the reels apart from the Flaming Puck, which is the games’ scatter. Wilds can also appear stacked on reels 3, 4, and 5, improving wins. Five Flaming Pucks unlock the 125 000 coin jackpot, although obviously players must be playing at maximum bet levels. Since the Flaming Puck is also the scatter, players are first awarded with the payout and then entered into the Free Spins feature.
All the Features of Break Away
The Random Smashing Wild Feature is a fan favourite, as it always comes with a guaranteed win. This feature is randomly triggered, and it can occur within a spin or at the end of any spin. When triggered, a player might skate his way to the middle of the reels smashing it down or 2 players might skate and crash in the middle, turning the middle reel into an expanded wild. Only reels 2, 3, and 4 are eligible for the smash! There are no Rolling Reels during this feature.
The Smashing Wild feature in Break Away is triggered randomly during play. Opposition hockey players crash into reels 2,3 or 4 turning the reel to wilds with a guaranteed win. The best position of the feature is if it appears on reel 2, since stacked wilds can appear on reels 3, 4 and 5. So a screen of full wilds is always possible.
Free Spins Feature
The Free Spins feature is triggered when three or more Scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels of Break Away. Rewards of 15, 20 or 25 free spins are given according to the number of scatters. Rolling reels are also enabled in free spins. When there is a winning combination during the Free Spins feature, the winning symbols are substituted with new symbols and the multiplier goes up to 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x in every successful combination. The free spins cannot be re-triggered.
The Rolling Reels feature on Break Away is one of the best slot machine features this game has to offer and is active during both base play and free spins. Upon landing a winning combination, all the involved symbols will shatter after the payout has been awarded and more symbols will fall from above the reels to fill in the empty spaces. This feature can therefore form multiple winning combinations.