Microgaming previews its swashbuckling new Highlander slot

  • Microgaming is the king of licensed movie slots
  • Highlander is based on the cult 1986 fantasy film

An immortal Scottish swordsman is called upon to confront the last of his immortal opponents in Highlander, a 1986 movie that has a cult following.

Fans of the flick, which starred Christopher Lambert as Russell Nash, will be delighted to learn that it’s set to enjoy a new lease of life thanks to Microgaming’s efforts.

The veteran slot developer has a penchant for releasing movie-themed slots, but even by its prolific standards, Highlander is a bold foray into the past.

Another epic slot

Fans eager to see how Highlander will pan out can catch a first glimpse of the slot now that Microgaming has released the official trailer for the game. It looks every bit as epic as another film from that era to have received the Microgaming treatment – Terminator 2.

The backdrop switches from the New York skyline, complete with ominous clouds, to a Scottish Highland moor, the clouds still looking every bit as ominous.

An immortal game

While the reels on the 5×3 board roll, a sword bearing the name MacLeod stands in the foreground, speared into the dirt. On this evidence, the slot looks like it will be staying true to the tale which first gripped cinema-goers over three decades ago.

In it, forensics expert Brenda Wyatt helps Russell Nash follow the ancient sword that’s found lodged in a New York car park. The pair are soon thrown into an epic quest that leads them through space and time to an age-old battle between immortals.

Highlander was a movie in which weather played a pivotal role, and fittingly the same applies when it comes to the video slot version. Quickening Wilds are one feature that surfaces in the game, with the number of wilds on the board increasing after each lightning strike.

Where to play

As a 243 ways game, playable for as little as 40p per spin, Highlander promises action aplenty from the get-go. While the playing card symbols don’t look particularly pretty, the themed symbols featuring the game’s protagonists – including two Connor MacLeods, past and present – are far more beguiling.

When free spins are awarded, the appearance of wilds paves the way for some extremely large wins. Launching in December on mobile, tablet and desktop, Highlander looks like being every bit as mesmerising as the movie that spawned it. It’s due out in December, so keep an eye on Microgaming-powered casinos such as bet365 Casino, Casumo Casino and betsafe Casino for more.

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