Highlander is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot from Microgaming that can be played on all devices, such as iOS and Android, from 40p to £30 per spin. The game is based on the popular 1980s movie where immortal warriors clash in an eternal battle of the ages. The film is based on Gregory Widen’s story and featured Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod.
Visually, you begin in the historical Scottish Highlands with electric storm clouds stirring with lightening hitting the reels. Graphically, it has a classic movie poster art style – symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J and 10 playing cards as well as 5 characters from Highlander.
You have Heather MacLeod, Brenda Wyatt, the Kurgan and 2 Connor MacLeod symbols (past and present). The Highlander logo is the wild symbol and replaces all other symbols except the scatter. Highlander also comes with an 80s rock soundtrack.
When it comes to bonus features, there’s the 2 Scatter feature which is played when you get 2 Highlander watcher symbols – the scatters then transform into wild symbols which enhances your winning potential.
The other is the Free Spins feature which is played when you see 3 or more scatters anywhere on the reels – you will be rewarded with 10 free spins and are taken to New York City. The feature benefits from Quickening Wilds – basically, lightning can strike to turn any symbol position wild on any free spin. Each time Quickening Wilds strike, an increasing number of wild symbols are placed on the reels. The only negative is that you cannot win more free spins.
Highlander is a classic movie and the slot follows the same pattern – it’s quite simple but can be highly rewarding if you get enough wilds on the reels. Medium variance, it does offer you maximum wins of 3,416 times your stake on every base game/free spin. Visually, it’s stunning and encapsulates the magic of the cult favourite movie. If you like branded slots, Microgaming also offers you Jurassic World and Terminator 2.