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Highlander slot from Microgaming

Highlander slotIf you are under 30, you probably don’t think about death. Immortality is also not your prior concern. But if you are a little older, we bet you are already fantasizing that by the time you are completely aged and helpless, there will be an immortality option available for all humans. Didn’t you hear about the regarded futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson of the British Telecom think-thank division? This is something like a forecast concepts creation lab about prospective technologies and their influences. He asserted that by the year 2050, people will manage to gain immortality!?! Can you imagine? According to Dr. Pearson, in the first instance, it will only be accessible to the wealthy, but by 2060 it will be reachable for the ordinary working folks, and by 2070 even for the poor. We advise you to try the Thunderstruck Wild Lightning slot by Microgaming for free.

If you weren’t motivated to get rich by now, sure, now is your time to get bustling!

Well, the concept of immortality is also not new to game developers. The theme was exploited in the Highlander slot machine (2017) from Microgaming Company. It is based entirely on the popular fantasy/action 1986 movie, featuring Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod and Sean Connery as Juan Ramirez -MacLeod's mentor. We surely cannot miss mentioning the soundtrack of the movie done by the great band Queen, highlighting our personal favourite ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’ song, from the formidable touching moment when MacLeod must bravely suffer his darling wife growing old and dying while he, as an Immortal, dwells forever young.

You can check this branded slot for free in the DEMO mode here on our site.

Personal testers’ opinion

This is one exciting game, with true to the original film images/symbols and good animations.

The advantages of the machine are the fair utilization of the 243 win ways, the good probability of getting any hit - almost 35%, the decent theoretical RTP of 96.20%, and the tantalizing high (for Low-Medium Variance slot) prospect of maximum win - 102 500 CAD (or 3417x the total bet via max stake of 30 CAD) on any given spin (regular or Free Spins).

However, at the Highlander slot machine, there is also 1 not so beneficial element: the frequency of triggering the Free Spins is just 0.70%, i.e. statistically, the bonus spins are expected after 142 base spins. That will say that you have to be patient (if your bankroll allows it, clearly); some sessions could require longer waiting. But don't stew over it. There is a safety net in the base game - the 2 MacLeod swords (Scatters) feature when they turn to Wild for extra winning chances. As a result, our team reached the maximum payout of 151x the total bet in the usual spins in a session with real money.

Moreover, if you are a bonus hunter, you can go ahead and try to fulfill the requirements with the Highlander slot (via the smallest stake of 0.40 cents, of course), as it scored 5.83 points (out of 10) on the wagering scale, i.e. it shows fit to keep the balance steady for a long time.

Hidden parameters and settings of Highlander slot (data from the testing team)

  • The frequency of triggering the bonus is statistically, every 142nd spin (0,70%).
  • The probability of a hit (any winning) is 34,59%.
  • The distribution of the winnings is 72% in the usual spins and 28% in the bonus feature.
  • The maximum payout during the tests was 151x.
  • The average winning from the bonus was 32x.
  • Volatility is 5,59 out of 20 (low to average).
  • Cycle length is short to average.
  • The rating of the slot machine for the wagering is 5.83 out of 10.
  • RTP of 96.2% allows getting a positive mathematical expectation at the casino.

Bonus Features

Scatter is the golden badge symbol and the most important icon on the reels.

  • It is the top-value symbol (paying 100x the total bet, or 3000 CAD for 5OAK at max bet).
  • It is the trigger of Free Spins when 3+ Scatters drop in 1 spin. 10 Free Spins will be initiated, where no multiplier or re-trigger is possible. The scene is moved from Scotland to New York in the bonus round. During the Free Spins, Quickening Wilds are active. When lightning strikes (randomly), some symbols on the reels will turn Wild. During the next strike, the number of Wilds will be increasing.
  • It activates the MacLeod swords function (only in the base game) when 2 Scatters fall anywhere on the screen. They will turn into Wilds, creating potential or better payout combinations.

Settings of the slot machine

  • Low-Medium Volatility
  • The RTP is 96.2%.
  • Pay lines - 243 ways.
  • Maximum win 102500 CAD

Where to play?

  • The best place in Canada to launch the Highlander slot for free or real money is Fastpay Casino. They offer over 5300 casino slot games as well as super-fast and no-hassle withdrawals. In addition, you will be pleased with their bonus program and a VIP bonus program for all loyal players.

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Written by Kamen Valev
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