Fans of the original Break Away slot, released by Microgaming in 2012, will immediately notice some important upgrades in the Deluxe sequel. The most apparent is the reel set, which has grown to incorporate a 5×5 square layout. Players can also select the number of active paylines thanks to a set of handy on-screen buttons.
What else has Microgaming added on to Break Away Deluxe? Read the full online slots review below to find out what you can expect in this exciting icy slot.
- Release date: 23.07.2019
- Game: Break Away Deluxe
- Game provider: Microgaming
- Number of reels, rows and paylines: 5 reels, 5 rows, 88 paylines
- Bet levels: £0.18 to £44
- Maximum win: 30,000 coins
- Special features: Wilds, Rolling Reels feature, Free Spins, Multiplier Trail
- Jackpot: No
- Mobile: Yes
- Return to player: 96.18 – 96.88%
- Variance: Medium
Break Away Deluxe bonus features
Ice hockey fans, unlike horse racing and football fans, don’t really have many options when it comes to slot games based on their favourite sport. The first Break Away title was a great one and players are in for a similar level of quality with Break Away Deluxe.
The 5×5 reel set has the pale blue of an ice rink as its background. We see hockey equipment such as skates, helmets, and Zambonis as symbol, alongside a handful of players and the referee. The player in the red jersey is the most lucrative.
This slot uses the Rolling Reels mechanic that we have seen in several other Microgaming slots. When a win is formed, the contributing symbols disappear from the reels and new ones take their place. This allows for additional chances to form a winning combination.
The game’s logo acts as the Wild symbol, which can only appear on reels 3 to 5 in the base game and 2 to 5 during free spins. It substitutes for all of the standard symbols (excluding the Scatter) and it appears Super Stacked. Each stack grows by one symbol on every consecutive spin.
There is also a randomly activated Smashing Wild feature, where the hockey players will appear and turn any of reels 2, 3 or 4 completely Wild, guaranteeing a winning combo. This Wild reel will remain in place for any following spins.
Break Away Deluxe Free Spins
The flaming ice puck is the Scatter and landing 3, 4 or 5 of these will award 12 free spins. At this point, the Multiplier Trail feature kicks into gear, boosting the size of the multiplier applied to any wins.
The more wins that land in a row, the bigger the multiplier gets. It starts off at x2 on the first spin and rises to a limit of x8. During the feature, players can also land the Growing Wilds from reels 2 to 5, and these will increase by one symbol space on every free spin.
Break Away Deluxe jackpot
There is no jackpot feature available on Break Away Deluxe.
Breakaway Deluxe has an RTP of 96.18 – 96.88% depending on how many paylines you’ve chosen, and a medium variance, which sets it in line with many of Microgaming’s video slots.
Break Away Deluxe Mobile
Enjoy Break Away Deluxe on desktop, smartphone or tablet devices. It is fully mobile compatible.