If you’re an ice-hockey fan then this is really going to be a game you love. Packed with stacked wilds, rolling reels and free spins, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy here so get your skates on and start playing ‘Break Away.’
This is a five reel game with 243 different ways to win. The bet range in this game goes from £0.50 to £50, it’s best to just choose a level you’re comfortable with and can afford to lose.
There’s two very good reasons why you should be expecting a steady flow of wins. Firstly there’s the Rolling Reels feature, here’s how that works. When you get a winning combination the symbols suddenly shatter in an explosion of ice and the winning symbols are replaced by new ones that fall from above. This gives you the chance of getting even more wins.
The stacked wilds on the third, fourth and fifth reels give you a great chance of getting plenty of winning combinations. There’s up to 40 wild symbols there just waiting to increase your account balance.
Symbols in the game are all theme-related and it appears those card symbols didn’t get a ticket to the big game. There’s the ice-hockey arena, the truck that helps prepare the ice for the game, two players getting ready to start the game, a referee waiting for the first punch up to start, a pair of skates, an ice-hockey player with a red shirt on and another with a white shirt and the goal tender. The wild in this game is the Break Away logo and the puck that appears to be on fire is the scatter symbol. This can substitute for all other symbols apart from the scatter.
It’s important you know exactly what each symbol pays and the rules for the bonus games, Rolling Reels and Smashing Wild, so take a good look through the paytable. Also some free games will help you get used to how the game plays.
All the control buttons can be found down at the bottom of the screen. The game can be played in regular or expert mode. Playing in expert mode means you can set an autoplay of either ten or 25 automated spins. There’s also statistics that you can access which give details of how long you’ve been playing, your biggest wins and how long you’ve been playing. That’s useful information to know and can help you a lot when playing the game.
The Smashing Wild feature sees ice-hockey players crashing into the second, third and fourth reels. This turns the whole reel wild and that can really get you some winning combinations. This feature is randomly triggered any time during the base game. Cross your fingers and hope it’s the second reel that gets turned wild because unlike the third and fourth reels there are no stacked wilds there.
If three or more of the puck on fire scatter symbols land anywhere on the reels then this give you some free spins. Three get you 15, four award you 20 and five see you being given 25 free spins to try and get some wins with. It’s not possible to re-trigger the free spins but the good news is that Rolling reels are active during these free spins. As you get more wins the size of the multipler is increased by one and can get as high as 10x.
There’s lots to enjoy in this game and the Rolling Reels and Smashing Wild features certainly help you get some good wins. It’s good to see that Micrograming have created a game about ice-hockey which doesn’t really get that many games based on the sport. The graphics look good and the music won’t have you reaching for the mute button.