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highlander-slot-logoUnless you were born in the mid-90s, there is every chance you will remember the Highlander series. The films followed the tale of Connor MacLeod (played by Christopher Lambert), an immortal Scottish warrior from Gregory Widen’s stories.

It was pure fantasy stuff, but the original 1986 film did spawn a few sequels, as well as a television series in the late 90s.

Microgaming have a good track record with turning films into pokies, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they have resurrected the franchise for their latest pokie, simply titled Highlander and based on the first movie.

How to play

Anybody who has tried their hand at a Microgaming pokie before should know the drill by now. The pokie offers 5 reels and 243 ways to win (as you would expect from a film-themed game from this developer), and as usual, players are not going to be able to toy with those lines.

Coin sizes range from $0.01 up to $0.05 and as many as 15 can be wagering per line. New for this game is a Quick Bet option, which rapidly allows you to take anything from $0.40 up to $30 per spin, which happen to be the limits of the wagering range.

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Features

Wild symbols: The pokie’s logo acts as its wild (again, very customary for this developer’s games) and wilds can substitute for all other symbols save for scatters.

Scatter symbols: These are the best-paying icons in the game and appear as emblems. They can deliver wins worth 1x, 10x, or 100x your total bet when 3, 4 or 5 appear anywhere on the screen during a spin. Whilst you might feel frustrated landing only 2 scatters on the reels (you need 3 to trigger the bonus), a consolation feature can see just 2 useless scatters suddenly become useful wild symbols.

Free spin bonus: Triggered by three scatters as mentioned, the bonus round consists of a free games feature. A total of 10 spins are handed to players, whilst a Quickening Wilds bonus adds extra spice to the feature.

This Quickening Wilds bonus can see lightning bolts randomly turn any symbols on the reels into wild icons. Moreover, every time one of the lightning bolts lands on the reels, the number of Quickening Wilds appearing increases. The feature cannot be retriggered.

Maximum pay-outs

Apparently, players can win as much as $102,500 with this pokie machine. We didn’t get anywhere that figure but did manage to win decent sums on more than one occasion. As mentioned, scatters are the best-paying symbols and can deliver wins worth roughly 100x your total bet if 5 appear on the reels, which is doubtful to happen very often.

Summary

Highlander was a pokie machine we were all looking forward to. However, we must admit, Microgaming have kind of disappointed us here.

There doesn’t seem to be enough special features to warrant the $0.40 minimum bet. Fans of the franchise will adore the game anyway, but in terms of features and big money cash prizes, this one just falls a bit short of the mark.

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