The blockbuster movie Highlander was an absolute smash hit in the 1980’s, becoming a cult classic adored by millions of fans across the world – it didn’t even matter that Christopher Lambert’s Scottish accent was downright appalling!
Well, a few decades on and the Scotsman has been re-immortalised – this time as a video slot, rather than an invincible warrior. The game is of simple design, but with real characters from the movie, the original soundtrack and and plenty of movie references throughout, it’s sure to appeal to fans.
If you’re not a major fan of the Highlander cult-classic, then this slot will probably do very little for you: it’s definitely aimed at those who love the film!
It really is a very simple game. Whether this is a throwback to the lesser technologies of the 1980’s, or is simply a bit of laziness on the part of Microgaming, we don’t know. The effect is quite pleasing either way, since you get to really enjoy all the small movie details.
That said, the mystical sword of clan MacLeod is used to turn scatters into wilds, while Quickening Wilds (get it?) in the free spins round offers the chance to earn all-powerful prizes.
The Games Publisher at Microgaming – David Reynolds – said that:
“Highlander™ is an iconic brand, and the game studio has worked tirelessly to create an online slot that pays homage to the 80s movie and its classic cult status. An epic soundtrack composed by our game studio is a great tribute to the brand.
“The features in the game perfectly represent the movie; the stroke of a sword which turns scatters wild in the base game is characterised by the legendary sword of the clan MacLeod, while Quickening Wilds™ in free spins is an escalating feature that builds the opportunity for players to win big!”