Casino Game Review: Break Bones (Hacksaw)

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Break Bones online slot game screenshot.
BetMGM Sep 14, 2023, 1:59 AM

Not everyone who likes online slots will find the theme of Break Bones to their taste it’s kind of a grunge meets punk graffiti art meets goth style horror but this slightly spooky game has a good base game, 96.22% return to player (RTP,) and a medium volatility. It’s set on 3×3 reels and has a maximum payout of 3,333x and only three-of-a-kind wins are possible. It’s well-known that those who play online casino games are superstitious by nature, so with all those auspicious 3s, this is a great game for them.

Game Overview

Playable on any device, this game’s theme and soundtrack are a funky combination of styles, but the Echo Spins and Multiplier features make it worth a look. There are eight paying symbols plus wild, wild multiplier, scatter and an Echo Spins symbol that play across the reels, which are small and take center stage on the screen. The card symbols are lower-paying, followed by four skulls in neon colors representing the higher paying symbols. Payouts may not be the most generous, but you can expect some solid returns — and if you’re wondering how the casino takes its share, it’s all about the RTP.

How To Play

As online slot machines go, Break Bones is small but standard, and players are looking for three of a kind across the 17 paylines, with the blue skull and wild symbols representing the highest 4x stake win.

The wild symbol, shaped from bones in a W, lands randomly in the base game and substitutes for any other paying symbol. When players land a wild, it may land as a multiplier with values from 2x–100x. If players land one wild multiplier on a winning line, the multiplier values are added to the Global Multiplier counter and this multiplication factor is applied to all wins on that spin.


Dripping paint graffiti in neon colors suggests an urban landscape and conjures up skater park style, grunge and the punk movement. Each skull symbol takes on a neon hue and is shown from a different angle, suggesting X-ray shots. The skeletal hand and bones fashioned into a W for the wild symbol are mildly scary but not enough to put off someone looking to play a fun slot jackpot. The music is slightly hypnotic house beats, contributing to this game’s overall modern vibe.


The Wild Multiplier lands randomly in the base game and offers multipliers of anything from 2x-100x. Certain combos increase the multiplier by adding to the Global Multiplier at the top of the reels.

Echo Spins happen when the skeleton hand appears, and it will give the player 1–5 echo spins, which are a replay of the triggering spin combination. If you land any wild multipliers during the Echo Spin game, these are added to the Global Multiplier that’s reset at the end of this phase.

The slots bonus game requires players to land three bonus symbols and rewards them with 10 free spins. In the free spins game, there’s a better chance of landing the skeleton hand and Echo Spins than in the base game, so there are more chances to win.

The Bonus Buy option is not always present throughout the game, but when it appears, it will cost players 80x their stake. The Bonus Buy option takes the game’s RTP to 96.34% — which, if you’re a casino online betting person, you’ll know is a decent return.

Bonuses and Jackpots

Worry not — the game isn’t just about broken bones. The number 3 features heavily in the reel format, winning combinations, and payout. The maximum win with Break Bones is a very decent 3,333x, so it’s worth choosing slots over table games here if you’re feeling lucky.

The slots bonus options on the Wild Multiplier, Global Multiplier and Echo Spins are all great features and increase the winning potential of this game.

Similar Games

The Hacksaw studio is good at the Break Bones kind of postmodern, quirky style of game. So, if you feel like leaving casino table games aside for a while, there are plenty of jackpot slots in their stable to keep you busy. For off-beat themes, try Fred’s Food Truck, Vending Machine or Chaos Crew. And if the echo spins mechanism is something you enjoy, there’s Itero Echo Spins, also from Hacksaw, or if you’re just a punk at heart, there’s Casino Punks.

Have Fun at BetMGM (Without Breaking Any Bones)

Some risks might be involved when you play at casinos online, but they generally don’t involve any broken bones. If this slot game doesn’t appeal and you prefer live dealer casino games, you can play casino games online without fear of physical injury on BetMGM by registering here.

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