- Do battle from the Scottish Highlands to New York in the slot version of cult movie, Highlander
- Original cast members feature in the gameplay, as does a rocking 80’s soundtrack
Finally, a slot game based on one of the greatest cult movies of all time, Highlander, is upon us and leading developer Microgaming has certainly done the 80s classic proud.
The immortal Connor Macleod (played by Christopher Lambert in the film franchise) may have had his first battle in 1536, but it has taken until 2017 to make a cracker of a slot game. However, the wait has been well worth it!
Original cast members
Fans of the Highlander movie franchise will be delighted to know that the cast from original film feature in the game. The stunning graphics take you back to medieval Scotland in the base game, with the wild and stormy skyline bringing an immersive element that really makes you feel part of the action.
Land the free spins mode, however, and you’ll quickly be transported to New York. It’s an environment that, when coupled wth the 80s soundtrack, serves to bring the movie to life and thus offer a very good gameplay experience.
Let’s get playing
The gameboard features five reels and 243 ways to win. The base game is set in the Scottish Highlands and symbols include the standard 10, J, Q, K, A playing cards as well as featured characters from the game including Macleod, Heather Macleod and bad-guy Kruger.
Something to look out for during play is the Highlander symbol, which plays the part of the Wild. Furthermore, two feature games to get stuck into means that there’s plenty of options to bag some decent wins.
The free spins feature benefits from ‘Quickening Wilds’, which happen when lightening strikes at random to turn any symbol to a wild on a free spin. For every strike, more wilds will land thus enhancing your opportunities for some big wins.
There’s also the Two Scatter feature which occurs when you get two Highlander watcher symbols. This means the scatters will then transform into wild symbols and once again giving you a chance to ramp up your winnings.
As the year draws to a close Highlander is a great addition to Microgaming’s 2017 catalogue, which has seem some strong titles this year. “Highlander™ is an iconic brand,” says Games Publisher, David Reynolds, “and the game studio have worked tirelessly to create an online slot that pays homage to the 80s movie and its cult classic status. An epic soundtrack composed by our game studio is a great tribute to the brand.”
The game is available to play now on desktop, mobile and tablet devices, and with the chance to win a maximum 3,416 times your stake, Highlander is certainly worth giving a go, especially if movie-themed slots are your thing. Try it at casinos including bet365 Casino, Casumo Casino, Betsafe Casino and many more.
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