Break Away Deluxe Slot from Microgaming

Break Away Deluxe Slot from Microgaming
Published: fri 2 aug 2019

Break Away Deluxe Scores Big

Sporting themes are always popular among online slot players because they can provide a welcome shot of adrenaline in much the same way as watching a sporting event live delivers its own brand of excitement. Of course, some sports are more exciting than others, so the very best slots in this genre are those that are based on the most intense sports. We mention this because Break Away Deluxe is a new slot from Microgaming which is based on the invariably exciting game of ice hockey.

A Long-Awaited Sporting Sequel

Break Away Deluxe was developed for Microgaming by Stormcraft Studios, and serves as a follow-up to the earlier Break Away slot from the same company. The original Break Away, which was released several years ago, was a five-reel slot which gave players 243 ways to win with each spin, and symbols included a blazing puck, hockey players of various descriptions, an ice resurfacer, an overhead view of the rink and a Break Away logo.

That first Break Away title, which boasted a Free Spins bonus game and a Rolling Reels feature, was enormously popular with casual slots players and ice hockey fans alike, so in retrospect it could be viewed as inevitable that a sequel would also come along at some point. What fans of the game didn’t know was how a sequel would be able to better what was, and still is, a great hockey-themed title.

The Best Just Got Better

The good news for anyone who has played and loves the original Break Away title is that its sequel, Break Away Deluxe, retains many of the things that made the first title so special, whilst at the same time completely introducing other elements to deliver an even better gaming experience. Such improvements shouldn’t really come as a surprise, given the continual advances that are being made in technology and online gaming in particular, but Break Away Deluxe really does compare very well with its predecessor, and will impress anyone who chooses to take it for a spin.

Break Away Deluxe has five reels, but it also has five rows, compared to the previous three. Many of the symbols used in the original game are still here, so you can expect to see the ice resurfacer, ice rink, skates, the blazing puck scatter, a referee, multiple players and a Break Away Deluxe logo, which serves as a wild.

You can choose to play with 18, 38, 68 or 88 paylines, and the new game retains its Rolling Reels feature, which means that any symbols forming part of a winning combination will be removed from play (shattering like ice in the process) and replaced with new symbols, giving you the chance to win several times every time you spin the reels.

The audio in Break Away Deluxe is superb, with realistic sound effects that make you feel as if you’re right there watching the game, so be sure to turn the volume up if you want to make the most of it.

Smashing Wild Feature and Free Spins

A random Smashing Wild feature can be triggered at any point, and will turn reels two, three or four completely wild to give you a guaranteed win. Even better, that reel will then freeze so that you have an opportunity to win again.

Get three or more scatter symbols on the reels and you’ll trigger a Free Spins round which features a multiplier trail that can increase your winnings by up to eight times. This round also features a brand new Growing Wilds mechanic which increases wild stacks on the second, third and fourth reels by one wild per free spin.

Even More Exciting and Rewarding

‘Break Away Deluxe takes all the action of the phenomenally popular original slot, layering it up with even more exciting and rewarding features,’ said the Director of Global Operations at Microgaming, James Buchanan. ‘Stormcraft Studios have successfully created a high volatility slot experience, with excellent win potential up to 3,200x the initial bet. We’re looking forward to seeing fans and new players alike immerse themselves in this engrossing update of a true Microgaming classic.’
Terence Igesund, who is Executive Producer at Stormcraft Studios, said: ‘We are really looking forward to the wider launch of Break Away Deluxe, the next generation of the very successful slot brand. Designing a sequel to a popular game is always challenging as expectations from fans of the original game need to be considered. At Stormcraft, we believe that successful sequels are not reinventions but carefully considered extensions. So, we set out to enhance the user experience with more choices for the player as well as increased excitement by extending the volatility. The Rolling Reels and Multiplier trail are still there but can now be enjoyed in a new reel configuration with the addition of Growing Wilds during the Free Spins feature. Designed with portrait mobile play in mind, the new mechanics are highly entertaining and offer great win potential.’
Break Away Deluxe can be played at Casumo Casino and other venues offering Microgaming titles.
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