The famous Highlander series has just came back to life, and the game responsible for making it happen is coming from Microgaming. Highlander has just gone live at Microgaming casinos, and it’s part of their offer for the month of December.
The new slot machine, Highlander, is a title with 243 ways and with 5x3 reels. Its basis is coming from the movie that was released in 1986 and which soon became a classic. The director of the film was Russell Mulcahy, while among its stars there were names like Christopher Lambert, the actor that played Connor MacLeod. On the other hand, it also had Clancy Brown playing The Kurgan, the adversary that Connor went against in his fight to be the ultimate immortal still standing.
The game uses artwork that is similar to that of the film, so that the atmosphere remains the same in the two. The player gets a chance to visit the 16th century Scottish Highlands for example, while in the free spins mode he’s transported back to the current day New York. Many of the original members of the cast are making appearances among the symbols of the game, which tries to keep the era’s look as much as possible. There is even a soundtrack of rock music from the 80s, to keep you company and make things interesting.
There are two different wild features to enjoy in Highlander. For example, you can get two scatters to land, and this will trigger a hit of the sword which will transform them into wilds, usable as substitutes and making the game more profitable.
With three scatter icons appearing, the feature that you get will consist of 10 free games. The storm becomes stronger and the Quickening Wilds become available at this point. A random lightning strike can occur each round, turning some of the symbols into wilds. Each new strike increases the number of transformed wilds.
The slot will offer players legendary payouts along with a lot of action. Up to 102,500 credits can be awarded in the game. The slot has been launched at all Quickfire and Microgaming operators, since December 6th 2017.
David Reynolds, working for Microgaming as Games Publisher, declared that they’ve worked hard to do this iconic brand justice, creating a title that pays homage to that legacy and to the status of a cult classic that it has. The soundtrack contributes to this, and it was composed by their game studio. They also took great care to design features that represent the action of the movie.