Break Away Slot Review
A crushing majority of classic and video slots have paylines as a fundamental element of their structure. Players normally choose the number of lines to wager on and thus have to land combinations exactly on these lines to get a coin award. In contrast to that common format, Microgaming have utilized their signature system known as ‘243 ways to win’ which is free of paylines. How to complete winning combinations in this slot? You need to hit three matching symbols on consecutive reels, beginning with the leftmost reel and the position of these symbols on the reels is irrelevant. You could get, for example, a Referee symbol anywhere on reel 1, 2 and 3, and get a prize according to the paytable. The Ways Win model opens doors to more combinations on one spin and is a favorite category of slot of many slot enthusiasts.
The minimum and maximum bets in the slots are $0.50 and $50. This is changed by increasing or decreasing a coin denomination ($0.01, $0.02, $0.05 and $0.10) and the number of coins (1 to 10). At a first glance, the paytable seems to be not very bountiful. There are nine regular symbols, all creating winning combos when three or more of the same appear left to right. A package of low-paying symbols such as an ice resurfacer, ice skates, hockey helmets and ice hockey rinks award up to $125 for five of a kind. High-paying symbols are represented by hockey players and referees, with the top payout being $500. As you can see, the maximum prize is just x10 times as high as the maximum total bet, and this is far from being satisfactory. However you should keep in mind that most spins in Break Away end in several combinations at a time so winnings will happen much more often than you can expect.
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A wild symbol in the slot (the logo on the fire burning background) is always stacked, meaning the wilds are located on top of each other, so odds are good that two or even three symbol positions on a certain reel will be wild. The only limitation to the wild is that it occurs on reels 3, 4 and 5. Furthermore, the slot has a lucrative Smashing Wild feature that activates randomly at any spin turning the second, third and/or fourth reel into wild with a guaranteed cash prize.
Rolling reels are able to extend your winning streak at no cost to you. The idea of rolling reels is simple; after a winning spin you get a respective payout. The symbols that complete one or more winning combinations then disappear leaving empty spaces that are then filled in with new symbols. If this forms a new combination, the process continues until no more combos result from the shifting symbols.
A hockey puck is a scatter and the most generous symbol in the Break Away slot as five of them fallen in any position pay up to $12,500 – the highest award in the game. Three scatters suffice to grant you entry into a free spin feature with 15, 20 or 25 free spins. During free spins, the advanced Rolling Reels model applies to all winning spins. This means that each consecutive shift of symbols is accompanied with the increase in the multiplier so payouts on every new combination coming in a row are multiplied by x1, x2, x3, x5 and x10. These accumulating multipliers take the slot to a whole new level and can greatly increase your bankroll.