Relive the ancient tale of the Highlander™ and join in the battle of the ages as Microgaming brings this popular cult classic to their slot offerings. Today marks the launch of Highlander™, a 5×3 reel slot game themed after the original movie from 1986. Russell Mulcahy was the director of the film that quickly evolved into a cult classic as Christopher Lambert took on the role of Connor MacLeod, the swordsman with immortality. MacLeod faces off against The Kurgan, played by Clancy Brown, with the two facing off for the prize of immortality.
Microgaming took great care to provide an authentic gaming experience, having used atmospheric artwork and classic footage to deliver players to the most iconic locations in the film, from the Scottish Highlands of 1536 used in the base game to a stormy New York skyline which serves as the backdrop for an extra spins mode.
The original cast of the Highlander™ film can be seen on the reels via quality graphics, with an art style used reminiscent of old movie posters. A 1980s soundtrack adds to the theme, making game play fun and exciting. The new slot game includes two wild features, so players have even more ways to win. When two scatters are earned in the base game, the stroke of a sword is triggered, and the scatters turn to wild. The function of the wild then increasing the player’s winning potential.
When you find three scatters on the game reels, you will be able to earn 10 extra spins. Quickening Wilds take place during this round and with each spin, lightning could strike. If you see lightning, it will make the reels electric and the symbols are turned wild. Additional wilds can be found with more lightning strikes as you enjoy your extra spins.
The prizes awarded via Highlander™ are just as legendary as the original movie. Players can win as many as 102,500 credits during gameplay! The game is live today via Microgaming and Quickfire operators, so online casino players have to wait no longer to enjoy the new title.
In a press release, Microgaming Games Publisher, David Reynolds, commented: “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 cult classic 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!”