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Highlander

Highlander Commodore 64 Title screen.

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MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
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0.7
Commodore 64
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ZX Spectrum
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0.9
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Description

The 1986 cult film Highlander is the basis of this adaptation, which reduces the film to its swordfighting scenes. Taking the role of the immortal Highlander Connor MacLeod, the player has to win three consecutive battles against increasingly skilled opponents: MacLeod's teacher Ramirez, a character named Fizir, and finally the mighty Kurgan, the main antagonist of the movie.

A battle is won by depleting the enemy of his energy. Energy is lost by being hit, or by attempting an attack that is blocked by the enemy. To win, a combination of attacking and parrying moves is necessary, of which several are available depending on the character's stance (standing or crouched) and the direction the joystick is pushed.

Two players can engage in a duel in two-player mode.

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Highlander ZX Spectrum Title screen
Highlander ZX Spectrum Your soul is mine!
Highlander Commodore 64 Suddenly he chops my head off. Nice training Ramirez!
Highlander ZX Spectrum Blade in stomach is quite painful

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The Press Says

Amtix! Amstrad CPC Feb, 1987 55 out of 100 55
Zzap! Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 30 out of 100 30
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 25 out of 100 25
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Dec, 1986 1.25 out of 10 12

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