Highlander is available at Betchaser Casino
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ELECTRIC STORMS AND 80s ROCK
Visually, Highlander is a delight. It’s got thunder, it’s got lightning, it’s even got a cool 80s rock soundtrack to keep you entertained throughout your battle of the ages. Arranged across five reels with 243 ways to win, Highlander clocks at an amazing max win of 102,500 coins. Get spinning from €0.40 a spin all the way up to €30 a spin at max bet.
Highlander Slot: Key Facts
- 5 reels, 3 rows
- 243 paylines
- 62% RTP
- HTML5 so optimised for mobile devices
- Turbo play and auto play options available
- Released in December 2017
- Minimum bet 40p
- Maximum bet £30
Main symbols include the blockbuster’s main protagonists including Heather MacLeod (purple), Brenda Wyatt (yellow), the Kurgan (green) and two versions of the Highlander himself, Connor MacLeod (blue), representing the past and the present.
Apart from that, you’ve got lower paying symbols represented by traditional card deck symbols using the same colour scheme. The Highlander logo symbol will act as a Wild in this casino slot and replace all other symbols to create new possible wins with the exception of the scatter.
Highlander Slot Features
We’ve noticed some OK features in Highlander, but nothing that will make you want to play the slot for this part alone. I’d start with the wild feature, which you will notice easily, since the game’s logo is used for it. Having wild symbols appear on the reels will boost your odds of getting a win considerably. The combinations are formed with both regular and wild symbols, appearing on consecutive reels from left to right. Wilds are not going to be replacements for any of the scatter symbols.
Moving on to the scatters, those are only useful to you if at least two are shown on the reels. On the plus side, they can do their job even if the reels are non-consecutive or if they appear in the middle of the screen.
With just two scatters on the reels, you will see those symbols transformed into wilds, which might just bring you an additional win or two that round.
Naturally, it’s a lot better to have three or more scatters visible, the outcome being the triggering of 10 free spins. There is an extra feature that is offered for the duration of these free games, called Quickening Wilds. This is basically a lightning strike that occurs on the reels, transforming some symbols into wilds. Each time this happens, the number of transformed symbols gets higher, never lower. The feature appears to be powerful enough that the developer chose to not allow the free spins to retrigger.
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Highlander Slot: Verdict
Microgaming's Highlander is an entertaining chance to relive some 80s glory with its old school styling, and streamlined features. In fact, Microgaming has pulled off the old school vibe so well it can look a bit older than it actually is. In an attempt to recreate the rockin' era when the film was released, Microgaming has gone for the classic approach. The background might be hi-def, but the gameplay is more simplistic, fitting the movie like a glove.
From a strictly gaming standpoint, it all comes down to getting scatters to do their thing. A nice touch is the 2 Scatter Feature which assists players by stringing together more wins when they turn wild. A kind consolation, instead of despair settling in when you miss the feature thanks to an elusive third scatter.
Get three scatters though and its game on. Highlander kicks it up a few gears by flipping the scene as well as changing to a more energetic track. Of course, the Quickening Wilds feature is the highlight, and increasing numbers of wilds on consecutive hits is another great touch. It worked well during the Flint bonus on Microgaming's Dragonz, just as well as it works here. Get the bolts flying to produce wins of up to 3,416 times the stake.
Okay, so Highlander might not be the most dynamic slot out there, nor the highest paying, but it ticks all the right boxes to make it a branded slot success. The movie permeates every aspect, from the characters, the location, and of course, the character symbols. At the end of the day, fans of the movie will be all over it, as will anyone who fondly remembers the era looking to relive some 80's action on the reels.