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Highlander Slot Review

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There can only be one. But is this one the best one we can get?

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  • Min Bet: 0.40
  • Reels: 5
  • Paylines: 243 Ways To Win
  • Free Games: Yes

If you didn’t love the movie, this may not be the Highlander slot for you, but otherwise, this hits all the right nostalgia notes.

Way back in 1986, the Highlander movie starring Sean Connery was released. While it has not necessarily gone down as one of the greatest movies of all time, attracting some scathing reviews at the time, it quickly became a cult classic.

It makes sense that Microgaming would build an online slot around this popular movie and TV series.

We understand that Highlander is somewhat of an acquired taste. Since this casino game is heavily themed after the movie, it may not necessarily be the right game for you if you didn’t love (or have never heard of) the 80s cult classic.

If you love the movie, then you will feel right at home. For a video slot that could easily have been a lazily developed game with the Highlander brand slapped on it, Microgaming has put a surprising amount of effort into the development, much like in their Halloween movie game.

It is tough to describe, but the slot oozes 80s nostalgia. Think bright neon colours, and your typical 80s movie poster and you have the art style of this game.

The theme is probably not enough to keep you hooked

If you love Highlander, then you will feel nostalgic for about twenty minutes. Then you will wonder why you are playing the slot in the first place. It does not bring anything unique to the table.

The features that you find here are features that you will find in any old slot machine.

Our biggest concern with Highlander is that despite the limited feature set, the game is just too volatile. Sure, it is a medium volatility slot, but you feel like you will be going for an age without seeing a single win.

It certainly does not help that the minimum bet is 0.40, which is fairly high for many casual gamblers, and only 30 maximum bet which is low for high limit gamblers.

It needs that extra oomph to get players in, something which this Highlander online slot struggles with.

Game Stats & Details

  • No Reels: 5
  • Paylines: 243 Ways To Win
  • Min Bet: 0.40
  • Max Bet: 30
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Wilds: 2
  • Volatility: medium
  • Software: Microgaming
  • Slot Type: Video
  • Theoretical RTP: 6% to 3%
  • Mobile: Yes
  • Online: Yes

The Highlander slot base game can be fun

The base game does have a touch of excitement in it. The wilds pop up a lot, but they rarely seem to be part of a winning combination.

If you score yourself two scatters, then you will not only get a cash prize, but they turn wild too. This helps to form some wins. Never a lot of cash, but when you are lumping down 0.40 per spin on this slot, every little bit is going to help.

A more interesting time is when you score your free spins. If you get three or more scatters on the reels, you get 10 free spins – standard issue for Microgaming games like Playboy Gold or Immortal Romance.

Get a lightning of wilds in the free spins

At any time during this feature, lightning can hit the reels and add random wilds. Each time the lightning hits, you get more wilds than the last time the lightning hit.

However, for a feature that only appears during the free spins, it does not seem to hit that often. In most cases, you will cap out at about four wilds.

We do wish there was a multiplier in place though as this would easily have pushed this game to a four-star game, just to add a touch more excitement.

However, when you play this, you are just going through the motions. It is not engaging in the slightest.

Is this a good Microgaming film slot?

Maybe for about twenty minutes if you are a fan of Highlander.

Beyond that, there are plenty of other 243 ways to win slots which have lower minimum bets and more engaging features.

We feel that they would be a far better use of your time and money – modern fares like Joker Strike slot or even Dream Date by Microgaming studios.

This slot certainly has its place, but it is not for those who are serious about gambling online.

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By TrueNorthSlots | Updated: May 5th 2018 | Rating 2.5
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