Welcome to the high flying world of the most famous troll of the 90s. Don’t worry, you don’t need to know anything about Hugo to love this Hugo’s Adventure mobile slot.
This is not the first Hugo slot by Play’n GO you’ll find online. In fact they love nothing more than to bring that little troll onto your screen, from the likes of the original Hugo slot machine to the classic Hugo Goal.
And generally, we have to admit, Hugo’s Adventures just keep getting better and more interesting.
Here we are heading into the great air race, and sometimes diving deep under the sea for hidden treasure, because nothing says adventure like your plane crashing in the middle of the ocean.
We don’t know if that happened, but considering the misadventures of this little creature, it wouldn’t surprise us all that much.
The base game is fun enough, with lots of fun characters from the original video game keeping you company as the high paying symbols – the monkey mechanics, the Eagle captain and Hugo’s girlfriend as the air stewardess. You then have card symbols for the low paying ones.
It’s fun, it’s cartoonish and they don’t matter at all. Because what you want to see is Hugo, as the wild symbol, and then the two bonus scatters.
One will trigger an underwater adventure which will see you collect treasure, and the other will send you to a sky-high aeroplane free spin adventure you’re unlikely to forget.
Which one is better? Well that depends.
In terms of wins, there’s no doubt that you win more in Hugo’s Adventure free spins. Which is why this one is harder to catch.
Here you play up to 20 free spins with Hugo flying around land mines, hearts and multipliers for your game. You can get up to 16x multipliers on different positions on the reels and the wilds will walk across the screen in that glorious way that made us all fall in love with the NetEnt Jack and the Beanstalk slot.
But we have a soft spot for the undersea adventure. Sure you get it often, and yes you rarely walk away with more than 20x your bet, usually less.
However, it shows up often and there’s something ridiculously good fun about watching Hugo die from Anchors being dropped in his head, sharks having him for dinner, or clams slamming shut on his head.
Sadistic? Maybe. Imaginative? Almost definitely. Plus it’s a nice little top up which is welcomed, and much needed, on what’s a very high variance slot machine, which can feel a little hungry at times.
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|Mobile Slot released||September 2019|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||3 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.47% / 96.53%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100|
|Free spins||Free Spins / up to 16x Multiplier|
|Bonus rounds||Air Race Free Spins, Underwater Adventure Mini Game|
Wild Symbol: Hugo is the wild symbol and can be used to replace any other symbols on the reels to create a win. It can't replace either of the other two bonus symbols.
symbol (Hugo) substitutes for all symbols, except SCATTER and BONUS. The SCATTER symbol (plane) is visible only on reels 1, 3 and 5. The BONUS symbol (submarine) is visible only on reels 2 and 4.
Air Race Free Spins: When you get 3 scatter symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 you'll trigger the free spins with 1 life. Hugo will be flying an aeroplane below the reels and when he hits a mine, you lose a life. If you hit a balloon, you get an extra life (max total of 2).
This Hugo's Adventure slot feature ends when you run out of lives or you hit 20 free spins.
But there are other types of balloons you can catch. You can catch 4 extra balloons which give a 2x multiplier to appear in random locations during the free spin round. These can multiply each other up to a maximum of 16x multiplier.
But that's not all, the wild symbol will now walk from where it lands, to the left, until it falls off the reels.
If you get to 20 spins with one or more life still intact, you'll start the Underwater Adventure game.
The Underwater Adventure mini-game: First, the submarine will spin giving you a start of 1, 2 or 3 lives. Then you simply have to choose from underwater treasure and capture prizes.
Except if you pick wrong, Hugo is killed in random ridiculous ways. If you pick right, you get cash and move on to the next level.
If you manage to survive all the levels, for each life remaining, the golden submarine will spin again to reveal a total win multiplier of either 2x, 3x, or 5x.
Sharing very similar DNA with Play'n GO's Hugo 2 slot game, which we thoroughly enjoyed, this is both similar and different enough that we couldn't help but fall in love with this small 90's troll all over again.
It's not perfect. You get the fun Undersea Adventure often, but despite all the fun, the wins are slim picking here. But they are not in the free spins or even in the base game, allowing you plenty of hope to capture those 5,000 times your bet max wins.
In short, this Hugo's Adventure slot on mobile is perfect for those looking for a slot machine with bonus features that is silly, fun, but hard-hitting.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 28, 2020 - Rating