Based on an interactive television show for children, created by a Danish company back in 1990, Hugo represents a friendly Scandinavian troll fighting to save his family from the evil witch Afskylia while looking for treasure in a gold mine located somewhere in a fictional troll forest.
Play’n Go has faithfully reproduced the story in this 5-reel, 10-payline video slot released in August 2016 and available to play on desktops, mobiles and tablet devices. Featuring fantastic animations and impressive sound effects, it comes with a few interesting features including win-doubling Wilds, re-triggerable Free Spins and a Bonus Game worth thousands in cash.
What We Love
First of all, we love Hugo! Not only because he’s a really loveable character, but also for doubling our wins whenever he appears in a winning combination. You will grow to like him the moment he starts addressing you directly, knocking on your screen with the words „Is anybody there!?“. Well, it made us smile.
We’ve appreciated the originality in the Free Spins feature execution, giving us a choice of number of spins to play and introducing a new symbol into the game, Hugo’s beloved wife Hugolina, awarding 50 to 150 coins with each appearance she made during our free games. While spinning for free we’ve managed to pull another triplicate of the evil witch Afskylia and got our originally awarded Free Spins number doubled.
While it took us forever to come up with 3 Treasure Chest symbols and unlock the Bonus game, it was exciting trying to pick the right door and get additional wins instead of bumping into Don Croco and getting kicked out of the gold mine. It’s certainly not easy to make the right pick 3 times in a row, but a great reward of 500,000 coins awaits those lucky enough to go all the way through.
What We Do Not Like
It’s a genuine struggle trying to find something to dislike about Hugo. If we were to be exceptionally critical, we’d question the frequency of landing simultaneously 3 Bonus symbols needed to play for potential big win. Then again, high payouts are bound to be linked to high obstacles.
Yes, definitely! Wherever your preferences lay, you’re certain to find some element of the game to enjoy. Superb execution of graphics and sound effects combined with witty animations, a good deal of action throughout the game and originality in the execution of special features, it all gives plenty of reasons to give this slot a try.
On top of a decent RTP of 96%, taking advantage of various features could make your stay in this troll forest not only entertaining but lucrative as well. If after all you decide you like what Play’n GO has to offer, you might want to try Grim Muerto, another one of their dynamic games featuring an interesting theme in an unusual twist.