Breakaway Slot

Progressive: No Jackpot: 1,000,000 Coins
Reels: 5 Paylines: 243 Ways
Coin Values: 0.01 up to 0.10 Bonus Game: No
Wild Symbol: Yes Multiplier: Yes
Scatter Symbol: Yes Free Spins: Yes
Released: 2012 Software: Microgaming

Breakaway Slot

Breakaway Slot

Breakaway Slot

General Overview

Just in time for the winter ice hockey season, here is a game that breaks away from the crowd. Yes, casino software pro Microgaming’s new title Break Away is a hybrid style sports themed slot, like so many others these days, but it is one that stands head and shoulders above the rest. The action in this slots game is lightning fast and super high energy, just like in real world ice hockey, with some interesting bonus features. Pictured as symbols are hockey players, rinks, sticks, pucks, skates, referees and ice cleaners.

Break Away
If you haven’t tried one of the new 243 ways slots, you are in for a treat. While Break Away does have the usual 5 reels, there are 243 pay lines. Three or more of the same type of symbol across your screen lead straight to a win – no need to line the symbols up. This makes for a very exciting game. Microgaming, originator of the 243 ways mode of gaming, designed this particular slot, as evidenced by its great graphics. Wagers are a modest .01 to .10 per line. Maximum jackpot with the multiplier feature is 1,350,000 coins. The game will be available for download through Microgaming’s Viper platform or for instant play.

Features
Stacked wilds, represented by the game logo, will multiply your chances to win. Smashing wilds, in the form of opposing hockey players, will turn a whole reel wild, a phenomenon that comes with a win guarantee, a feature that is much appreciated.  Cascading free spins, triggered by 3, 4 or 5 hockey pucks, mean the amount you win will be multiplied many times over. (Please note that the free spins are not retriggerable.)

Summary
This is a good looking game and a great playing experience. The Break Away ice hockey is well drawn and carried out, and the 243 way pay line certainly add a welcome novelty. However, the low maximum wager may discourage some high rollers.  The capability to retrigger the free spins feature would have been nice.

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