Big Break Slots

Big-BreakBig Break is a Microgaming slot machine, where the theme revolves around a group of wild animals that are surfing. Five different creatures are used among the symbols, each one humanized, so they are standing on two feet and they’re dressed like us, holding surfboards and waiting for that next big wave to ride. The mix of wildlife and surfing is the thing that sets it apart, as the surfing theme has been tried plenty of times before.

There are 5 reels in Big Break, as you might expect, while the number of paylines is lower than you might guess when you see the quality of the design, stopping at just 15. There are plenty of features to enjoy inside, including two types of wild symbols, free spins, a bonus game and a scatter symbol. The jackpot is as low as usual at Microgaming, stopping at $10,000.

Features of Big Break

A wild symbol that is capable of doubling payouts, along with a second wild that is a bit more basic, plus a scatter symbol with free spins, these are the features offered in Big Break.

The first of the two wilds is the one that is simpler, with the Big Break Logo on it. It can only substitute for the animal surfer symbols, so you can use it in combinations that have one of the five creatures, but not together with fruit. There aren’t any multipliers either. All in all, it’s lucky that you have the second wild as well, as this one doesn’t come in handy that often.


The better of the two wilds would be the one with the Lucky Break Logo on it. It’s the wild symbol that also doubles payouts of combinations that have been created with its help, though it has to appear in the right spot first, in order to be able to take the place of the missing symbol. It’s not easy for it to be in the right space though, not when it’s limited only to the 5th reel. The good news is that it can be part of combinations that start from the right and go to the left of the screen, so it’s always in the first position of the combo. This wild can substitute both for creature and fruit symbols, but obviously it’s not going to be of use too many times, since only the 5th reel gets it.

The third and final feature symbol is the usual scatter. With a Munky Wax logo on it, the scatter symbol’s appearance can be in any random location on the reels, the requirement being only that there are enough of them present. Between two and five of these symbols are going to be enough to give you a prize, which is between 2x and 100x the round’s bet.

Free Games Feature

Another feature of Big Break is the round of free games, which needs scatter symbols to get started. Besides the cash prizes I mentioned, you also get free spins when 3+ scattered Munky Wax logos are on the reels. You win 15 free spins this way, with the option to retrigger them if the right symbols come along again.


While these spins are running, all five animal surfers are used as scatter symbols, which pay starting from the left and going to the right (but they don’t have to be on the same lines).

Surf’s Up Bonus Game

The bonus game requires the five animal surfers to appear on the reels at the same time, one of each being needed during the same round in order to get it started. It’s a bit of a skill game, where you have to stop on the surfer that you want. The prizes are between 2x and 50x the bet.


Betting options and jackpots

The betting system in Big Break is composed of 15 lines that can each get 1 to 10 coins as part of the wager. These coins are valued between $0.01 and $0.50, so the line bet goes up to $5, while the maximum total wager is at $75.

The game promises its players payouts of up to 2,000 times the line bet, meaning that you can win 20,000 coins, or $10,000 cash.

Design and symbols

The design is excellent, one of the best things about Big Break. The surfing theme involves the use of the ocean and the beach, which are always great to have in a slot machine, but you have some impressive animals as well that are acting as surfers, plus all kinds of tropical fruit. They all look great, with nice big symbols that are highly detailed being used in each case.


Symbols: Big Break Logo (wild), Lucky Break Logo (wild), Munky Wax Logo (scatter, 100x bet), Gorilla (1,000x), Lemur (800x), Macaque (700x), Orangutan (600x), Gibbon (500x), Bananas (150x), Papaya (120x), Kiwi (100x), Mango (75x) and Coconut (50x).


Is It Worth Playing?

It’s not your typical slot machine, especially when it comes to the features that are offered, which try to bring a bit of excitement to the reels. The payouts are not any different from most Microgaming slots, meaning that they’re about average at best.

This Big Break slot is offered by all online casinos with Microgaming software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.