This is the third of a series and a remake of the previously released video slots. Break Away came out in 2012 by Microgaming and Break Away Deluxe was from 2019 by Stormcraft Studios. The third game makes you a virtual player of a hockey match with rolling reels. There are also multiplier trail, stacked and growing wilds, 3 fixed jackpots and 3 free spins modes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the game!
Stormcraft Studios released the third video slot themed after the game of hockey at the end of June 2020. It is hockey-inspired, full of modifiers, bonus features and ways to get wins. The cash rewards are attractive and the features combine excellently together.
Break Away: Lucky Wilds has 5 reels, 5 rows and 88 fixed pay-lines, which reward left to right only. There are 4 bets to choose from – €0.88, €2.64, €4.40 and €8.80. The volatility is high and there are plenty of extra features and bonus games. You will win from Rolling Reels that trigger from each win apart from those created by scatters. There are also wild symbols that land super stacked and are collected in a special meter.
Each stack of wilds as well as single wild symbols get collected. They advance you towards the winning of one of 3 fixed jackpots. These are the Minor, Major and Grand jackpots that grant 10, 100 and 3850 times your stake. Another booster in the base game is the Smashing Wild feature that makes whole reels fully wild.
You can trigger 3 different free spins modes by activating them the required number of times. Then, you can choose from them. These include a Multiplier Trail boost that range with from 1x to 8x, 2x to 18x and 3x to 28x. The free rounds also feature Growing Wild Stacks. The RTP of the base game is 96.89%, but the 3 free spins modes have different RTP each ranging from 96.39% to 96.89%. The jackpot win per spin is 11,363 times your stake up to €100,000!
The game has a light-blue background and you see the 3 fixed jackpots displayed on the left. The menu is vertically positioned on the right. The grid includes 5 reels and 5 rows with 25 symbols per spin. Wins trigger the crushing of paying symbols that created them and rolls.
On the grid, you will see hockey equipment and items as well as players and referees. There are also wild stacks and scatters. While you are playing you will hear the audience, the sounds of reels and a melody signalising your wins. The atmosphere of a live hockey match is represented and felt very real in the game. The design of the third slot of the series is very identical and true to the first two games. This is especially true for Break Away Deluxe.
The pay-table includes 5 low-value, 4 premium symbols, a scatter and a wild. You need 3, 4 or 5 identical symbols to land on a pay-line from left to right to get paid. Winning symbols trigger Rolling Reels reaction. They crush so that on their places pop new symbols from above.
The blue ice resurfacer is the lowest paying symbols – 3, 4 and 5 pay 0.02, 0.20 and 1 time your bet. The roller-skates pay 0.03x, 0.31x and 1,11x bet for 3, 4 and 5. The blazing helmet pays 0.06, 0.43 and 1.22 times your stake. The rink is another low-value symbol that returns 0.09 to 1.45 times your bet. The icon that shows the puck drop pays 0.13 to 1.90 times your stake for 3 to 5 symbols on a line.
The premiums include a referee, a goalkeeper, defence and forward players. The referee pays 0.18 to 2.13 times your stake for 3 to 5 on a pay-line. The goalkeeper returns 0.20 to 3.27 times your stake. The player in white is second in value and pays 0.25, 1.22 and 4.40 times your stake. The player in red is the most valuable symbols of all. Hitting 3, 4 and 5 of it in winning combinations return 0.31, 1.45 and 7.56 times your stake.
The Wild symbol substitutes for all others except for the scatter. You can see it on reels 2, 3 and 4 only. Each landed wild you get in the game is collected and increases your chances to trigger the jackpot. Wilds land super stacked in the base game and free spins.
The scatters pay in any position and appear during the base game. The scatter wins are added to normal pay-line wins. You won’t see them during the Smashing Wild feature. Landing 3, 4 and 5 scatters returns 8, 88 and 888 times your stake respectively.
There are many bonus features in Break Away: Lucky Wilds. These are the Rolling Reels, Smashing Wild feature, the Jackpot and Free Spins.
The Rolling Reels you can activate with a win from any symbol except scatters. The regular winning combinations crush and get removed after you get paid for them. The symbols positioned above the winning ones drop down to take the empty spaces. If another winning combination is created from the shifting, you get paid for it too.
The process repeats as long as you keep winning again and again and you get paid with fewer paid spins. Only the winning combinations from scatters remain on the grid. They simply shift their positions to fill empty spaces. Their payout is calculated and given at the end of the rolling reel sequence.
The Smashing Wild feature triggers by chance. Hockey players can appear and turn a random reel, which can be reel 2, 3 or 4, into a fully wild reel. This guarantees a win and happens randomly. The transformed reel remains wild during all following rolls and wins of that spin. The feature is not active during the free games.
Every wild you land can activate one of the three fixed Jackpot and it will be given after all wins have been paid. The more wild stacks you get, the higher chances you stand to activate the jackpot. These symbols are collected in a special Meter. You can win one of these 3 jackpots:
Minor Jackpot – 10x total bet;
Major Jackpot – 100x total bet;
Grand Jackpot – 3850x total bet;
You can win only one jackpot at a time and this can happen both in the base game and free spins.
You trigger the Free Spins Selection with 3 or more scatters. You also win 8, 88 or 888 times your stake win from 3, 4 and 5 scatters respectively. You will then have to pick 1 of 3 options. All of them include a Multiplier Trail, which increases with each following roll, and Growing Wilds. You unlock the free spins by triggering them the required number of times. The available 3 options to choose from are:
18 Free Spins: the initial spin has a 1x multiplier. In Roll 1 – 2x multiplier, Roll 2 – 3x multiplier, Roll 3 – 5x multiplier, Roll 4 and further – 8x multiplier. The Wild Stacks grow by 1 wild every free spin. You can unlock it after 1 free spins trigger. Its RTP is 96.39%;
12 Free Spins: the initial spin has a 2x multiplier. On Roll 1 – 3x multiplier, Roll 2 – 5x multiplier, Roll 3 – 8x multiplier, Roll 4 and further – 18x multiplier. The Wild Stacks grow by 2 wilds every spin. You can unlock it after 5 free spins triggers. Its RTP is 96.59%;
6 Free Spins: the initial spin has a 3x multiplier. On Roll 1 – 5x multiplier, Roll 2 – 8x multiplier, Roll 3 – 18x multiplier, Roll 4 and further – 28x multiplier. The Wild Stacks grow by 3 wilds every spin. You can unlock this mode after trigger the Free Spins 10 times. The RTP of this bonus game is 96.89%;
During the 3 free spins modes, the Rolling Reels are active. The Growing Wilds increase the wild stack on each free spin. The multiplier value increment on each win according to the mode you play as explained above. The multiplier resets between spins on non-winning free rounds to its default value. You can unlock the Gold status of the free games after 15 Free Spins triggers. It has no other effect on the game apart from on its design and visual appearance.
If you like the game of hockey or the first 2 slots of the series – Break Away and Break Away Deluxe, this game is for you. You will be amused with the latest one Break Away: Lucky Wilds. It is very similar to Break Away Deluxe in terms of features, design and bonus games. The third slot offers much larger wins and jackpot per spin. Microgaming’s partner Stormcraft Studios included 3 fixed jackpots in it. The other extras can really make the change. It is available and you can play it now, so if you like hockey matches, don’t hesitate to try it at the very least!