Break Away: A Playful Homage to Ice Hockey

The world of sports is tied to that of video games in many ways, but most video games based on sports are either simulators or “manager”-style games, which require quite a lot of dedication. But there are other hockey-based video games that have often little in common with the sport except for the looks, that are much more playful and casually entertaining. Among them, Break Away, a hockey-inspired slot machine that you can try today at the Royal Vegas Online Casino.

Thousands of people from all over the world play online slot games at Royal Vegas, and many of them are fans of different sports – hockey among them. To offer them the best possible gaming experience, the Royal Vegas has launched a whole series of video slot machines inspired by a variety of sports – and the first of them was ice hockey. Break Away was the first game in the Sports Star series, followed by several other games inspired by football (soccer), rugby, cricket, and basketball.

All the games in the series share the same setup, the same mechanic, and the same attractive set of features.

The game has five reels, three rows, and 243 ways to win. Their symbols are inspired by the sport they pay an homage to – Break Away has hockey-themed symbols, like players, skates, an ice resurfacer, sticks, and the puck (which has a special role in the game). What makes the game interesting is that it borrows a feature from popular social games – whenever its symbols are involved in a winning combination, they disappear from the screen, allowing others to fall into their place. If the right symbols appear, another win can be triggered, and another one. This feature is especially useful during the game’s Free Spins (triggered by three or more Scatter symbols) when each subsequent win increases the multiplier applied to the next one.

Break Away is a game that will be appreciated by hockey fans and slot machine enthusiasts alike. It has nice graphics and sounds that will make its players feel like actually being there in the stadium. Its visuals may not the photo-realistic, but they are on par with some of the older hockey simulators out there. With all its features and bonuses, the Break Away slot machine is one entertaining and generous game – no wonder so many Royal Vegas players consider it one of their favorites.

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