It’s not often that we learn of a cool movie by playing slots. But that just reinforces the age old idea to always expect the unexpected. This game is based on a cult classic from the 1980s, which will take you across multiple locations. It’ll be an adventure you won’t forget anytime soon – especially since Microgaming’s release offers such fun gameplay and lucrative bonuses!
Highlander’s RTP is 96.23%, which is above the current average. There are a few available special features to keep players engaged. If you land two Scatters instead of three, they transform into Wilds to increase your odds of winning. There’s also a free spins round, which you have to activate to gain access to Quickening Wilds. And what does Quickening Wilds do? It strikes at random positions and turns them Wild!
While we can’t claim this is the best looking slot we have ever played, it gets the job done. Using movie characters as symbols allows the game to remain timeless, and not have to worry about becoming outdated. But while visuals are cool, gameplay is the king in this equation. We were pleasantly surprised by how engaging and fluid the special features were. They don’t appear frequently, but when they do, you’re usually in for a fun time.
Icon design is a mixture of playing card royals and characters from the movie. If you’ve seen Highlander, it’ll be a breeze recognizing everyone. And if not? Well, you’ll be able to see previews of what happens to them when those symbols contribute to a win! The Scatter is a richly decorated golden medallion, while a cross raised against a dark blue sky is the Wild. We’ll let you discover the rest for yourselves, so you can’t complain about any spoilers!
Wild Scatters: When you land two Scatters, they temporarily become Wild for a single turn. They can substitute for any icon, and increase your chances of landing a solid win. That said, this bonus cannot appear at the same time as free spins. And between the two, we know which one we’d pick. Hint: not this one.
Free Spins: Collect three or more Scatters to win ten free spins. For the duration of the special feature, Quickening Wilds are active.
Quickening Wilds: Lightning strikes a random position on the reels, turning it Wild. Then, on the second lightning strike, it transforms two positions instead of one. Each subsequent lightning strike adds one more Wild transformation! However, these transformed Wilds are held for just one spin. Of course, by the tenth free spin, you’ll get ten Wilds on the board. If that’s not a guaranteed win, we don’t know what is!
The slot look alright. We have to say, we expected somewhat better from a game released in 2017, but we won’t complain too much. It has a cool background image that entices your imagination. It doesn’t have symbol animations, but it does use movie clips in their place. And, of course, the icons themselves look awesome! Except the playing card royals.
You’re playing this release wrong if you’re not hitting as many free spins as possible. Seriously, nothing comes close to matching the winning potential of the Quickening Wilds special feature. Each spin adds more Wilds, increasing your chances of hitting the ultimate jackpot, worth 3,416x your total stake. We wholeheartedly recommend Highlander – give it a try if you’re in the market for something fast paced and lucrative.