We use cookies to analyse traffic and for ad measurement purposes, including for personalizing ads. Read Our Cookie Policy

igb-logo egr-logo
Highlander

Highlander


Sue Dawson

Highlander by Microgaming

Our slot of the month for December 2017 is Highlander by Microgaming.  At this time of year people often like to wallow in nostalgia, and this branded online slot game certainly offers the opportunity to do just that as it is themed on a classic piece of 1980s hokum.

The original Highlander film (released in 1986) didn’t do well in the USA, recouping less than half of its budget in its initial run, but European audiences were more favourably disposed towards it because of the songs written for the soundtrack by Queen and because Christopher Lambert who played Connor MacLeod (the eponymous Highlander) was already well known in his native France.  Real success came with the video release which assured its cult status – if you were around in the 90s you may well have watched this film (or if unlucky, one of the dreadful sequels) many times back at a mate’s house at the end of a night out.  Highlander was also a TV series during the 90s.

The Highlander online slot is based on and includes music and footage from the original film.  As well as past and present versions of the Highlander himself, the symbols on the reels include the Kurgan (MacLeod’s immortal enemy) and Brenda and Heather (the two women in his life) – but disappointingly no Sean Connery as Ramirez (presumably they couldn’t get permission to use him).

Highlander 2

As befits a slot based on a film that is more than 30 years old, the Highlander game does not contain anything particularly new – it’s basically a reiteration of a format Microgaming does consistently well – the 243 way slot.

Highlander is medium variance; much of the 96.23% RTP is tied up in the bonus round and in the base game, 5 of a kind is needed to produce a worthwhile win.  The base game does have one gimmick, attached to the sword scatter symbol.  Three or more of these are needed to trigger the bonus round, but if you spin just two of them, both turn wild creating the potential for extra winning combos.

Highlander 1

The bonus round in Highlander is a classic 10 free spins with an extra bonus feature and as in many other Microgaming slots the bonus feature adds extra wilds.  When the bonus round starts, the background changes from the Highlands of Scotland (where the flashbacks in the film are set) to New York City (where the present day action takes place).

During the free spins, the Quickening Wilds feature can activate on any spin.  Lightning strikes the spinning reels and turns several positions wild increasing the chances of multiple winning combos.  The number of positions that turn wild increases each time the feature activates.

Highlander 3

Getting a big win unlocks perhaps the most iconic piece of footage from the film – the swordfight between the Highlander and the Kurgan.

Highlander 4

The tagline of the original Highlander film was “There Can Be Only One” – but it can’t really be applied to the slot.  Entertaining though it is – especially if you like a fat helping of 1980s cheese – it is a variation on an already well established theme (the 243 way film tie-in slot) rather than offering anything unique.

 


Ask us a question

9
Notifications

18+ New customers only. Opt in and wager £10 within 7 days of registration. Get 1x £20 and 2x £10 slots bonuses, up to 35x wagering. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Max Redeemable £1,000. Card payments only. T&Cs Apply *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

18+ new customers only. £/€20 stake on slots each day within 5 days of 1st deposit to qualify. £0.1 Spins on Book of Dead.  £/€250 total max withdrawal. Full T&Cs apply *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

This offer is only available for first time depositors. Min deposit is £10. 50 Free Spins on Book of Dead. Spin Value: £0.10. After your first deposit you may claim your 30 Extra Free Spins by visiting the Kicker Section. No min withdrawal. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This offer is only available for specific players that have been selected by PlayOJO. If you have arrived on this page not via the designated offer via PlayOJO you will not be eligible for the offer. OJO’s Rewards and Game Play policy applies *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

New depositing players. Wagering requirements apply. Full T&C apply *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

18+. New Casino players only. Deposit required. Bet £10+ on qualifying games. 40x wager reqs (bonus only) on selected games. £50 Bonus + 30 Free Spins for a selected game. Accept within 14 days. Valid for 30 days. Spins value £0.25 each. Certain deposit types excluded. Player restrictions & T&Cs Apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

18+. New UK customers only. Opt-in required. 20 Bonus Spins on "Sahara Riches Cash Collect" and 100% Deposit Bonus up to £25 on first deposit. Min deposit £10. 30x wagering requirement for Bonus Spins and 30x wagering requirement for Deposit Bonus (game weighting applies). Max £5/spin or £0.50/line or £10/round (live casino). 30 days expiry. T&C's Apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

18+. New players only. Min deposit £10. 90 bonus spins valid on Book of Dead. Bonus funds are 100% up to £300. Bonus funds + spin winnings are separate to cash funds and subject to 35x wagering requirement. Only bonus funds count towards wagering contribution. £5 bonus max bet. Bonus funds must be used within 30 days, spins within 10 days. Terms apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

New customers only. Deposit and stake £10 on bingo to qualify within 7 days of initial deposit. Some prizes have wagering requirements and expiry dates. See full T&C for more detail. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

18+ New players only. Min Dep £20 Max Bonus Bet £5 Offer: 100% of 1st deposit up to £300 + 100 Zee Spins on Starburst (first 10 credited on 1st deposit; rest credited at 07:00GMT at 10/day) + 500 Zee Points. Spins expire after 23:59GMT on day they’re credited. Winnings from each 10 spins capped at £50 & credited as bonus. Bonus funds expire after 30 days, are separate to Cash funds, & subject to 35x wagering of bonus + deposit amounts. Affordability checks apply Full Terms Apply. | Please Play Responsibly. | GamblingTherapy.org *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad