A lot of slots have a pretty weird background story but Big Break by Microgaming takes the cake. On this slot, you play with monkeys on a holiday whose activity seems to be surfing. The animations are sharp, the story is funny and you will encounter various surprises. For example, there is a special wild which only pays in the opposite direction of the pay lines. Also, there is a bonus game with surfing monkeys and there are free spins. This slot is very much complete and funny enough to at least check it out.
How to play Big Break?
It is pretty easy to keep a clear overview of what is going on with its standard layout of five reels and three rows. When playing, not the pay lines but the number of coins per pay line will be shown alongside the reels. There are no standard symbols on this slot and you will only encounter monkeys and tropical fruits. When symbols are part of a winning combination, the symbols involved will start to move for a little while. The normal wild can only substitute for monkeys and, thus, cannot substitute for fruits. When a wild symbol lands on the fifth reel, something extraordinary will happen. Namely, this wild can substitute for any other symbol but only works on pay lines in a right-left direction. Wins can only be made in this direction with the involvement of this wild symbol; otherwise, it’s the regular left-right direction.
The bonus game on Big Break
When all five monkeys have found their way onto your reels, it’s time to play the bonus game. Of course, all monkeys have to be on your reels at the same time but do not need to be on a pay line. This bonus game actually is somewhat tricky. You will find five monkeys and their multipliers. The monkey with the highest multiplier also has the lowest multiplier. This means it really is a gamble. Do you want to go for the biggest multiplier but risk getting the smallest? Or, do you want to go for a medium-high multiplier while only risking getting a somewhat low one?
Free spins on Big Break
When three scatters land on your reels, you will enter free spins. Regardless of the number of scatters, you will receive 15 free spins. This number of free spins isn’t half bad and you even have the possibility to win more. That is, during free spins you can still win extra free spins. Getting extra free spins really is the way to go as wins during free spins are usually higher than during regular spins.
Pay lines on Big Break
Big Break has 15 pay lines, which is a relatively low number for a slot with five reels and three rows. However, seeing as Big Break does has a bonus game and free spins, it isn’t too bad after all. If you want to play with fewer active pay lines, you can do so at the bottom of the slot. As per usual on most Microgaming slots, you can also change the number of active pay lines by directly clicking on the pay line itself. This way it’s pretty easy way of altering the number of active pay lines. The autoplay function is hidden under the expert button, which you can find underneath the white bar at the bottom of the slot.