Microgaming have had an emotional rollercoaster of a year, much of which was tied up with the troubles that surrounded their Phantom of the Opera slot, which has since been released to great critical acclaim.
A little lost in the kerfuffle that surround the Phantom release were a few other top-quality Microgaming releases, one of the best being the Highlander slot, which was released on October 6th.
You’re probably aware of the Highlander story, which sees swordsman Connor Macleod battling with immortal warriors, from movies, television shows, computer games, and more.
With five-reels and 243 paylines, Highlander had a lot to do to back up the epic nature of the Highlander stories, but this being Microgaming, they took on the challenge and executed it with style.
Stunning graphics and animations that take you to the Scottish Highlanders in the 1500s help this slot be truly immersive, as well as loyal to its subject matter.
There are two impressive base game features here, firstly Quickening Wilds, which occur when lightning hit the reels, and the Stroke of the Sword bonus, which happens if you land two scatters, with those scatters turning wild.
Land three or more of those clan scatter symbols, and you’ll enter the free spins feature, which has the Quickening Wilds active. You will receive ten free spins for three or more scatters, but this feature cannot be retriggered, but with extra wilds being gained because of the Quickening Wilds feature, there’s still the chance for some nice wins in this feature.
As the famous quote goes, “There can only be one” and if that’s true, and there will only be one Highlander slot, then this Microgaming title certainly does the story justice. A great looking slot with some tasty features.