Break Away Lucky Wilds online slot by Microgaming and Stormcraft Studios revives an old classic to thrust you back into the high-stakes world of professional ice hockey. This is a new chapter in the Break Away slot series following up from 2019’s Break Away Deluxe. Hockey players skate across the reels as the cascading mechanic makes winning combinations vanish so new symbols can fall in their place, setting off a chain of wins. Bonus features include free spins, wild symbol stacks, multipliers, and jackpots.
If 3, 4, or 5 scatters appear on the reels, you will get an 8x, 88x, or 888x multiplier, respectively. You will be able to choose from 6, 12, or 18 free spins, each of which comes with its own multiplier trail. The 6 free spins is the highest value option with a maximum multiplier trail value of 28x, while 18 free spins offers you the lowest maximum multiplier trail value, of 8x. You need to achieve consecutive cascade wins to advance up the multiplier trail and this will also trigger special Growing Wilds that increase in size with each win.
Hockey players can suddenly and randomly appear on the reels, changing a single reel to a wild super-stack which will remain in place for any cascading wins.
As you spin, the wilds that land on the reels are collected by the game, and a spin with many wild symbols can trigger the Jackpot. There are minor, major, and grand jackpots that pay 10x, 100x, and 3850x your bet, respectively.
Break Away Lucky Wilds slot successfully revives a winning formula with some refreshing tweaks. The aesthetic of the game is more or less identical to its predecessor. The graphics and animations are kept simple with most of the focus being on the gameplay. The base game has plenty of potential to offer as you can have multiple wild stacks appear on a single spin, lining you up for a giant winning combo.
With the slot’s low symbol values and high volatility, your focus should be on free spins if you hope to take away a significant amount in winnings, which is a good possibility if the combination of your luck and choice of the free spins options gets you to a high multiplier value with plenty of wild symbols.
This title calls to mind the saying “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” and while there aren’t any huge surprises here, it delivers solid gameplay and compelling potential, making it a worthy addition to the Break Away franchise