Break Away Lucky Wilds is a video slot from leading developers Microgaming and StormCraft Studios that takes inspiration from the sport of ice hockey. Right off the bat, it’s a slot that will please punters, regardless of whether they like ice hockey or not, because you don’t see too many games carrying this particular theme.
In many ways, you could describe Break Away Lucky Wilds as somewhat of an unusual slot in terms of how it’s set up, as there are five reels but eighty-eight paylines spread across them. Because of the eighty-eight ways to win, bets start at 88c per round, with a top wager of €8.80 available. So, it’s possibly not the most accessible title for the mass market.
As you will expect, Microgaming will be hoping that the theme is the most significant selling point the slot has to offer, which is certainly in line with our thinking. We mentioned how the theme isn’t one you see too often, and Microgaming builds an atmosphere as the reels spin via the crowd’s roar and the stadium announcer sounding as the reels spin.
Another exciting element of Break Away Lucky Wilds is that there is a sort of comic book vibe going off. And, when twinned with ice hockey, it works really well. It certainly adds more appeal to the game, as will the authentic icons that appear across the five reels and the slot’s three fixed jackpots, which we will come onto in more detail shortly.
Akin to a game of ice hockey, which is all action, so is Break Away Lucky Wilds by StormCraft Studios. To get things underway, Microgaming and StormCraft Studios bring back their Rolling Reels mechanic, which has been seen in many of their hit titles previously. Rolling Reels sees icons in winning combos replaced by new ones, meaning multiple wins can be landed in a single round.
There are also Super Stacked Wilds, and they can appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 in both the base game and the free spin round, which we will come onto shortly. As well as the Suoer Stacked Wild feature, there is the Smashing Wild feature, which is a random feature where a hockey player can turn reel 2, 3 or 4 wild and guarantee a win.
Three or more scatters in the base game will trigger the free spin round, and there are three stages to it, but it all depends on how many times the feature has been triggered. The more times, the better because this will lead to more free spins and increased multipliers.
Of course, a lot of people will spin the reels of this slot to win one of the three fixed jackpots. And, while they’re won at random, with wilds collected at the end of each spin, the more wilds can increase a player’s chance of bagging one of the three prizes.
- Unique themek
- Three fixed jackpotsk
- Perfect for mobile play.
- Minimum stake could be too high for some;
- Maximum stake could be higher;
- Top prize on low side.