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Game Type: Online Slot
Number of paylines: 243 ways to win
Minimum bet: € 0.40
Maximum bet: € 30
Bonus game: Free spins with extra wilds
Payment percentage: 96.4%
Highlander is an online slot from Microgaming that is based on the legendary film series with Christopher Lambert in the lead.
There can be only one… it was on the Highlander movie posters, where a chosen person had eternal life, as long as he wasn't beheaded.
Slots based on well-known movies are no longer a novelty, just think of Planet of The Apes from Netent and the Ted slot from Blueprint.
But Microgaming is totally crazy about releasing movie themed slots. Just think of The Terminator 2, Bridesmaids and Jurassic World. And recently they released the very successful slot machine version of the horror movie Halloween. All excellent video slots, with nice bonus features and a considerable variance.
Does Microgaming live up to expectations with the Highlander slot machine?
Our expectations were high in that regard at Highlander. Not that we are such a huge fan of the films. Let's face it, after the cool first Highlander movie, the level went down even faster than with the Police Academy series.
But all the ingredients for a nice ending are present. Sword fights, epic scenes from the film, the training sessions with Sean Connery, enough to design a very entertaining ending. Did Highlander succeed? Yes and no.
The variance is medium to high, there are 243 ways to win and the free spins bonus can be hugely lucrative. The images of the actors themselves are also used in the game.
But that's about it. Unfortunately, Microgaming has finished some game design with a Jantje van Leiden. It is certainly not bad, but certainly not very good either. And that's a shame. They undoubtedly had to pull the wallet for the rights to Highlander, so why not do your best a little more?
How does the Highlander slot machine work?
There are 5 reels with 3 symbols per reel and the game works according to the win all ways principle. No paylines, so, but 243 ways to win. You can bet from 0.40 euros per spin and up to a maximum of 30 euros per spin.
The premium symbols consist of images of the actors from the film series. They pay between 5 x and a little more than 12.5 x the total bet with the same 5. Now that may not sound that much, but especially in the bonus round it is possible to make many winning combinations.
The low symbols consist of the card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A and pay a little more than 1 x and 2 x the bet on the same 5.
The payout percentage of Highlander is 96.4%, which is fine.
There are two types of wilds in the game. The first is the Highlander sword, which replaces every symbol except the scatter. The second is the scatter itself, which turns into a wild when 2 are on the screen.
The Quickening Wilds Free Spins Bonus
If you play 3 or more scatters, then the real Scottish Highlanders party can begin. You win 10 free spins with the lucrative Quickening Wilds Feature.
This feature can be activated at any time during the free spins. It starts to lighten and thunder and every time this happens you get an extra game during the game.
These extra wilds add up every time the feature is activated. So the first time you get 1 extra game, the second time 2 extra wilds, the third time 3 extra wilds etc.
If you manage to activate the Quickening Feature often during the free spins bonus, then it can happen that you get 7 or 8 extra wilds in one turn.
You understand that this can result in huge payouts that can make this free spins bonus very lucrative.
What do we think of Highlander?
We were not very impressed with Highlander at first. But a few bonus rounds further on, we are actually turned around like a leaf. Highlander is graphically not very startling and Microgaming could really have done much more with the film, but the bonus rounds are really very cool.
Therefore: 3.5 stars for the Highlander slot machine.
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