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There can be only one! Highlander Online Slot Review from Microgaming

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BetAt Casino has today added the brand new Highlander slot from Microgaming to their casino along with several new promotions to celebrate its release.

The Highlander slot is based on the cult classic 1980’s film starring Sean Connery and Christopher Lambert which was an action fantasy film released in 1986.

The film was based on Connor MacLeod the Highlander, in a battle between immortal swordsmen, featuring lots of swords fights, a healthy portion of 80’s cheese and the odd decapitation thrown in for good measure, you only have to check out the movie trailer to see why this got a cult status.

Highlander Slot Launch Day Promotions

Highlander Slot launch day promotions

  • Quickfire Network Promotion and separate Cash Prize promotion run by Betat Casino.
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  • BetAt Casino – Earn raffle tickets for every 10 spins on Highlander with a €300 cash prize awarded to 1 player each day until the 20th December!
  • By playing at BetAt Casino you are automatically entered into the Quickfire/Microgaming lottery whilst playing this new slot too.

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Highlander Slot Base Game

The Highlander slot is a regular 5×3 reel 243-way payline slot from Microgaming with the highest paying symbols being depicted by characters from the film, the special Sword symbol acts as the scatter for triggering the free spins bonus round and can also trigger a special base game feature called The Stroke of a Sword.

If only two of the Sword Scatter symbols land on the reels The Stroke of a Sword feature activates and turns the Sword symbols into wilds.

There doesn’t seem to be much more going on in the base game so you are going to be relying on getting 3 or more scatter to trigger the bonus round where the storm intensifies with additional wilds be added to the reels.

You can check out the base game and bonus round features in the gameplay video below.

Highlander Slot – Gameplay and Features


Highlander Slot – Technical Summary
Free SpinsYes
Re-Trigger Bonus RoundYes
Special FeaturesFree Spins
Stroke of a Sword Wilds
Quickening Added Wilds
RTP (Return To Player)97.00%

Bonus Features

Base Game

Stroke of a Sword – The Base game feature which turns the two scatters landing on the reels into wild symbols

Free Spins

The main free spins round is triggered by landing three scatters landing on the reels and awards 10 free spins.

During the free spins the slot can light up and glow blue around the edges, lightning will strike which then adds Quickening Wilds (1 wild symbol each time ) to the reels if the lightning strikes again during the bonus round extra wilds are then added onto the reels each time the lightning occurs.

Highlander Slot
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Overall Opinions

The Highlander slot is a fairly average release from Microgaming unfortunately as we wanted this to be good, both the base game and bonus round features really don’t seem that interesting or rewarding whilst playing and don’t really offer anything new.

The soundtrack and design of the slot do a decent job of portraying the 80’s cult classic film but there were plenty of opportunities missed in the design with a distinct lack of sword fighting!, as a result, we found the gameplay on Highlander very average when compared to other slots.

Highlander is a slot to check out whilst the extra casino promotions during launch month are running but probably not one you’ll rush back too in a hurry.

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