The Highland Games are a well-known tradition in Scotland and an opportunity for burly Scotsmen to show their strength with challenges like Caber Toss and Hammer Throw. While it might not require the same physical fitness to play casino games like these at a casino online, you can still feel like you’re a part of the contest with Highland Reels. Find out more!
Highland Reels is one of many 5x3 reel online slot games available at Mecca Games and packs a punch with 25 different paylines and medium volatility. This game has a slightly below-average RTP (return to player) rating of 95%, but this doesn’t mean there isn’t an abundance of opportunities to bag a win in this game, to the sound of bagpipes to boot!
As you would expect from the Celtic landscape of Scotland, there are all kinds of culturally representative symbols on the reels. These include the usual low-paying royal symbols, along with a stone and a tree stump. The stump is one of the most valuable symbols and can payout up to 1,000x your bet when you land five of them on the reels.
The metal throwing ball and the boisterous Scotsman are the scatter symbols, while the golden trophy is the wild. The trophy symbol only appears on the 2nd and 4th reel and can substitute for any of the other symbols, except for the scatters.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Scottish-themed game if there weren’t any kilts. If you land five of these differently coloured pieces of clothing, you could also win up to 3,000x your bet, which we’ll discuss more a bit later on when we talk about bonus features.
When it comes to gameplay, you couldn’t ask for a more lively experience, with crowds cheering you on in the background and two Scotsmen flanking the reels, trying to outdo themselves with various Highland Games-themed feats of strength and agility.
As in many other casino games of this nature, you’ll need to land three of a kind across a winning payline to bag a win while you listen to the melodious ensemble of energetic Celtic instruments in the background.
If the enthusiasm of the crowd and can-do attitude of the strapping lads on the reels wasn’t enough, the experience gets even more exciting with the variety of bonus features in this game.
These include the Kilt Combo, which we touched on above. There are few things more Scottish than a kilt, and you can enjoy everything that comes along with this pleated garment when you land two to five of them on the reels, which can pay out 5x to 3,000x your stake, respectively!
If you’ve been aching to flex your muscles when playing jackpot slots, you can take on some truly exhilarating activities when you trigger the Hammer Throw, or Caber Toss features too.
Note that this game also offers a progressive slots feature, which means you could stand a chance to win a massive prize, which is the result of all players being connected via a network and contributing to a common prize pool.
The Hammer Throw feature is activated when you land three or more metal ball scatters. This will take you to a different screen, where you’ll see 12 targets out in front of you, as well as two men holding these heavyweights and trying to land them in the right place! All you need to do is click one target at a time to match pairs of multipliers. If you do, these will all be added to your total winnings.
If you’re wondering what kind of activity could involve a tree stump, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s all part of the Caber Toss feature. This bonus round is activated when you land three or more of the exuberant Scotsman scatter, and like the Hammer Throw feature above, it will direct you to a different screen. Here, you will also click on targets to land the tree stump vertically, and each time you do, you could win a multiplier prize of up to 100x your stake or 10 free games.
If you’re looking to play more of the best online slots available, you can also try a range of other similar games on our site, which offer the same kind of culturally rich Celtic, Norse or fantasy feel.
At Mecca Games, we offer a variety of game titles to suit all tastes and preferences. While we’re sure you’ve enjoyed exploring the Highlands of Scotland, there’s no doubt that you will also find even more engaging themed slots and Slingo titles on our site, including many different types of Megaways slots!
/ 16 December 2021