Highlander video game

Music sound familiar?

Fans of the band Queen will recognise it as the song "A Kind of Magic" from the album of the same name.

Martin Galway creates a wonderful SID version of the entire song, complete with the guitar and bass solos.

Highlander Worldwide : HLWW WORLD : VIDEO GAMES : The first game from Ocean software
Highlander video gameLast of the MacLeods

Published by:
Ocean Software Ltd
Release date:
Programmed by:
Canvas (Roy Gibson, Simon Butler, Steve Cain and Martin Calvert)
Machine type :
ZX Spectrum 48K.
This title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64
System requirements:
48K Ram
3rd-Person Perspective
Media Type:
Cassette tape

The very first video game was programmed by Canvas.

It centred on only one aspect of the Highlander film, the fight sequences. The game contained only 4 characters Connor MacLeod, Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez, Fazil and the Kurgan.

Payers played the part of Mcleod set against one of the three oponents (even though in the film Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez was actually Connor's friend) each of which had to be loaded separately.

Click below to hear Martin Galway's version of 'Kind Of Magic'


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