The action takes place on the ice rink with the Break Away slot from Microgaming. The hockey themed game comes packaged with features as the symbols which generate a win will disappear after they award the prize to make room for other symbols. Tens of wilds make for quite the sight and the free spins mode can be triggered by scatters, adding a multiplier for consecutive wins.
Similar to several modern slots from Microgaming, the Break Away slot is one designed for fans of sports. This one in particular is a top favorite for fans of hockey as it is heavily themed after the sport played on ice. The background image is kept pretty simple while all of the action takes place on the 5x3 screen. This is where players can benefit from 243 ways to win which cover every possible combination of five symbols that starts from the leftmost reel. While ensuring that wins take place very often, the slot machine also comes with Rolling Reels; a feature which makes the winning combination disappear to make room for others to fall in their place. An animation of ice breaking is used to better highlight this and add to the theme. The game logo is a wild symbol and there are more than 40 of them in the game, allowing the symbols to appear stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5 for a boost in the winnings. The Smashing Wild feature can be triggered randomly and will show hockey players crashing into reels 2, 3 or 4, turning them into wild reels with a guaranteed win from the function. Rolling Reels are no longer active for the Smashing Wild trigger. The scatter is the flaming hockey puck and three will offer 15 free spins, while four or five will generate 20 or 25 spins, respectively. Rolling Reels is active during the free spins and a multiplier is added into the mix for consecutive wins, going up to 10x. The hockey theme is shown with the symbols as well and there are no card images in the Break Away slot. Instead, the images show hockey players and the referee, along with the ice rink, hockey equipment, skates and an ice resurfacer.