Breakaway Deluxe

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The ice hockey slot Break Away has been 1 of the most successful ones by Microgaming, and apparently, the time was considered right to produce a "plus" version of it. All the well-known symbols were kept the same, and the avalanche function is also still in place: winning combinations disappear to make way for new ones.

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Break Away Deluxe is a new version of the famous Break Away slot, with more paylines and higher variance

New is the number of paylines: a maximum of 88. Also new are the growing wilds. During the free spins, stacks of wilds grow with every spin, increasing your chances to get bigger payouts. The variance is also considerably higher than in the original.


How does Break Away Deluxe work?

You play this slot with 18, 38, 68 or 88 paylines on a field with 5 reels and 5 rows of symbols.

The more paylines you opt for, the higher the bet per spin.

However, it is also true that choosing to have more paylines also increases the payout rate. If you play with 18 paylines, the theoretical payout rate is 96.18%. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that RTP. But if you opt to have 88 paylines, your Return to Player shoots up to 96.88%, which is remarkably good.

Bottom line: if you can afford it, then always play with the maximum number of paylines.

The betting range goes from $€ 0.18 to $€ 44 per spin.

As far as variance goes, Break Away Deluxe is somewhere between medium and high.

Symbols and payouts

The wild symbol is the Break Away Deluxe symbol: this replaces all other symbols, except for the scatters.

The ice hockey players in the red shirts will net you the most: 588 x the bet per payline.

Other high-value symbols are the ice hockey player in the white shirt, the referee and two duelling ice hockey players.

Besides those, there are several other symbols, all related to ice hockey.

All symbols are stacked.

Because of the avalanche feature, which Microgaming named Rolling Reels, you can get a winning combination multiple times in a row. This way, you can land some big payouts, even with lower value symbols.

Smashing Wild Feature

The Smashing Wild Feature is activated at random times. The middle reel is made entirely wild, and you get a guaranteed payout.

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Free spin bonus

Three or more scattered ice hockey pucks activate the free spin bonus.

During the free spins, there are two active boosters:

  • Every new winning spin gets you a progressive multiplier, up to 10 x.
  • The stacks of wilds grow bigger every spin.

These boosters ensure that the free spin bonus can generate enormous amounts of money. Especially when the multiplier is up there at the high end, and you spin a lot of wilds in combination with a high-value symbol.

Our verdict on the Break Away Deluxe video slot

Microgaming has built up a reputation in the last couple of years to be rather lazy, and Break Away Deluxe is a prime example of that.

It is a great video slot in and by itself, but it doesn’t add that much compared to the original.

We suspect that if Break Away Deluxe becomes a success, clones like Cricket Star, Basketball Star and Football Star will get the same ‘Deluxe’ treatment.

3.7 out of 5 stars.



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