Animals and Fruit!
The game itself is presented to you on a layout of five reels and three rows, which provides a familiar looking layout to gamers. It is upon these reels that you’ll discover the inclusive icons as well, which are offered in the form of various different tropical fruits in the first instance. Therefore, you’ll get to spin your way through a sliced kiwi, a papaya, a mango, a partially peeled banana, and a halved coconut. And these particular symbols will all be joined by what could possibly be considered jungle apes. These come in the form of a gorilla, a chimpanzee, a lemur, an orang-utan, and a cappucin. On the whole, all the icons are designed in a very visually pleasing way, with the monkeys often providing a comedic drift to the game at the same time.
As well as its reels and rows, Big Break presents all players with a total of 15 different pay lines. You will have the option of customising these, which is great if you prefer to wager on fewer lines, and these are altered with the ‘Lines’ button. Further adjustments can be made when it comes to the stake played per spin, with both the coin value and the amount of coins played per line per spin being changeable. The first of these has a range between $0.01 and $1, while the latter is able to be switched between its minimum of one and raises up to 10 coins per line. Therefore, there is the potential for all players to place a maximum overall wager of $150 per spin.
There’s one or two very nice additional features in this game, allowing you the opportunity to increase your balance significantly. The first of these is the two wild symbols included within. The first is represented by the ‘Lucky Break’ icon. This will only appear on the fifth reel, but if it does show up, it will substitute for all other icons there, except for scatters and standard wilds, and when forming a winning combination, it will double your pay out as well.
As far as the standard wild is concerned, this is represented by the game’s logo, and this will only substitute for the five different ape icons in order to form a win.
The included scatter icon is the one which is represented by the symbol saying, ‘Munky Wax’ on it. These particular icons, as with all scatters, will pay out wherever they show up on the reels. Should you manage to spin three or more of these, you’ll trigger the game’s freespins round. A total of 15 freespins will be given to you initially, although you can re-trigger this during the round.
The final additional feature of this game is its wonderful bonus round. This is called the ‘Surf’s Up’ game, and this is triggered whenever you spin one of each of the five monkey symbols in any location across all five reels. This bonus round will see you provided with the ability to win up to 50 times your triggering bet. In order to do that, you need to stop on the surfer you most want, which are represented by the five different apes. Each of them awards you with a prize from a range of multipliers!
No Monkeying Around
Regardless of what it’s called and what the game is actually about, Big Break is one of the most fun Microgaming products we’ve ever played. It fuses comedy in to the game play perfectly, offering up monkeys in swim suits for the bonus round, and offering up two wild icons as well as a freespins round. Great quality graphics help to bring everything together in this offering.