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Break Away is part of a series that includes games such as Rugby Star, Cricket Star and Football Star, but it was one of the earlier titles and doesn’t look as polished as some of the others. The graphics are not bad, far from it, but they could use a little work. The background is an ice rink and there are symbols of players, refs and more, although don’t expect to see anyone you recognize, as Microgaming have done their best to dodge any licenses on that one, with images that are generic enough not to touch upon any trademarks.
The most you will get from this game is 2,000x your bet, which ensures that there is a big win in store regardless of your stake size. That sort of win is rare, of course, but it’s fairly common to pickup wins of between 50x and 100x your bet.
Break Away has a Rolling Reels feature, which you will also find on the “Star” games, and on famous slots like Chain Reactors. This makes things a lot more interesting in the base game, and it breathes life into the free spins round, which is discussed below.
You can unlock as many as 25 free spins on Break Away, but you’ll need all of the scatters to do this, as the minimum amount will only get you 15 free spins. Still, with the introduction of the Rolling Reels feature, this is still enough to secure a big score.
The first time that the Rolling Reels are activated during a free spin, you will get a multiplier of 2x, doubling all of your wins. If it is triggered again in the same spin, this increases, going all of the way up to 10x, where it remains. You can keep winning at this amount as long as the wins keep coming, but when they stop and the next free spin is triggered, the multiple resets.
There is also a randomly activated feature, which has less of an impact. It turns a reel wild and is triggered quite often, but it is not uncommon for this round to end with no wins.
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Break Away, for us, lacks the polished touch of some of the later games in this series. The fundamentals are all there though. It’s not a bad looking game, the free spins round and the Rolling Reels are great, and the RTP is also strong. If you love ice hockey, or if you just want to try your hand at a generous and fun slot, we would recommended it.