Highlander Slot Free Spins and Review
With a devoted fandom and a slew of sequels, you wouldn’t think that the 1986 Highlander film was a theatrical flop. But it was - only grossing £12 million despite a £19 million production cost. However, the franchise quickly became a cult classic and now Microgaming have once again immortalised Connor Macleod in Highlander slot.
For the uninitiated, Connor MacLeod also known as the Highlander (Christopher Lambert) is an immortal swordsman. He however, is not the only immortal - and these beings can only be killed via decapitation which also subsequently transfers the power of the deceased to the victor of the duel. With an interesting lore and premise to the entire film universe, it’s understandable why the film became such a smash cult hit.
With Microgaming grasping development responsibilities, you can almost be safe in the knowledge that this adaptation will be a fitting tribute with slots like Jurassic World and Bridesmaid under their belts. But does this game deliver a cutting edge slot experience? Let’s find out in our Highlander slot review:
Ease of PlayRegular Microgaming slot players won’t be surprised to hear that this is a 243 ways to win slot. This is one of Microgamings most used formats and its inherently beginner friendly; there’s no paylines or combinations to remember. And the feature set is relatively simple too - this is one of the better slots for a beginner to try out. If you do get stuck at any point, you can always refer to the paytable.
Graphics and AnimationThe Highlander slot game features assets, characters and scenes from the 1986 film - and these elements have been stitched together with Microgaming’s typical care and attention. And the result is a slot that captures the spirit of the film perfectly. Famous characters from the film like the Kurgan, Brenda and of course Connor MacLeod seem to have been given a HD polish and they look better than ever.
Symbol wise, we have your usual divide of high pays (the characters) and low pays (card suits). For the special symbols we have the scatter, which can act as a wild if two symbols appear, or a trigger for the free spins. During the free spins, a standalone wild symbol can appear.
Bonus FeaturesThe Highlander slot free spins activates when 3 or more of the scatter symbol falls onto the reels. The slot will then shift from the highlands of Scotland to New York city for a free spins showdown. You will be awarded a total of 10 free spins and during these spins random symbols will turn into lightning wilds, substituting for other symbols in a winning payline. As the free spins go on, the storm will begin to intensify and even more lightning wilds will electrify the reels. With the reels being constantly bombarded by wild symbols, the free spins feature is a good opportunity to land plenty of five of a kind wins.
Our VerdictMicrogaming does what they do best and serve a slot that stays true to the original source material. If you’re a Highlander fan, you will definitely want to try out this slot game - and then probably watch all of the films back to back. If you’re not a Highlander fan and love rewarding slots, then you will want to play this game anyway for the thunderous Highlander slot free spins feature. There can only be one Highlander slot… and Microgaming just made it.
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