This Danish troll reignites his online screen status in the latest Play’n GO Hugo slot game.
If you’ve never heard of Hugo before, then we won’t blame you. It was a popular interactive Danish TV show that made its way across the world to 40 different countries in the 1990’s.
It had a massive following, and a huge franchise, and now that franchise continues in the Hugo slot machine, created by one of our favourite casino software providers Play’n GO.
But can Hugo continue to entertain in the 21st century and in slot game form?
This quirky looking troll, with his big ears, big eyes, and big nose, shows up as the wild symbol across all 5 reels. A symbol that is very much appreciated as it helps to get the bigger base game wins, thanks to its 2x multiplier.
And it’s the story of Hugo, and his love Hugoline, (clearly names are not troll’s strong suit) that you will follow, as you try and rescue her from the evil clutches of the witch, Afskylia.
The rest of the symbols are taken straight from the original game show, with treasure chests, dynamite, pick axes, and bags of gold, all as the higher paying symbols.
All of these are mixed in with the lower paying A – 10, but it’s the scatters and treasure chests that will make or break your wallet.
The first is a simple three stage pick me bonus, much like you’ll find in the Enchanted Crystals mobile slot by the same provider.
Here you get to pick which of the doors Hugo will go through and hope to find gold rather than the Don Croco, waiting to kick your butt. A simple game that can win a decent 5x your bet upwards.
The second is a choice of free spins with multipliers, each choice provides a different volatility. The safe choice, we’ve found, is that of 10 free spins with 2x multiplier on scatter wins, as it pretty much guarantees a little extra in the bank.
Again, it’s possible to win a good 100x plus your bet here, thanks mostly to the fact you get a second stacked scatter symbol.
If you like to play a little riskier, and go for the 5 free spins with 3x multipliers, you can win over 100 times your bet. But it’s not easy.
All in all, this Hugo online slot really is for fans of the original game, who love a simple, solid, slot machine.
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|Mobile Slot released||August 2016|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.60% / 96.4%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 2|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100.00|
|Free spins||Up to 15 Free Spins/ up to 3x Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Click Me Bonus, free spins, wilds, scatters|
Wilds: Hugo himself is wild, and substitutes for all symbols except the treasure chest and scatters. He also has a 2x multiplier, which helps.
Pick Me Bonus: Traverse through three stages of pick me bonuses, hoping to get to the riches and gold.
Stage one sees a choice of four doors, stage two gives you three doors. The final is a pick me with two choice, to win even more riches.
Find Don Croco hiding behind a door and your game ends.
Hugo Free Spins: Find three of the Afskylia scatters and you'll get a choice of free spins.
The good news is that each free spins now comes with an extra scatter symbol. Hugoline now pays no matter where she shows, but also comes stacked. How much she pays depends on which of the three Hugo bonus games you pick.
Our choice is to go a little riskier, with the higher scatter multipliers, and it might just pay off with wins over 100x your bet.
A decent Play'n GO slot, but not the best we've seen from this provider. The Hugo mobile slot machine provides some frequent base game wins thanks to the medium volatility and high return to player rate.
The free spins can take a good 200 base game spins to appear, which can drain your casino balance, but if you're lucky you can get some decent returns.
Overall a simple game but not as exciting as the Enchanted Crystals or the Enchanted Meadows slot.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 25, 2021 - Rating