Hugo Slot is a video slot from Play’n Go, inspired by that friendly little troll from the children’s favourite TV show, Hugo. Maybe it’s just us, but this odd little fellow either annoys or just reminds us late 90s Microsoft Word’s paperclip, it’s a screen knocking thing we think.
Presented over the standard 5 x 3 reels setup with a meagre 10 paylines, this slot will need to redeem itself on features to win our hearts. Plenty of colourful symbols adorn the reels in this slot, with lovely rich sound effects and positively stunning graphics.
The wild comes in the form of the grating little guy himself, Hugo, and replaces all other symbols to form wins, except both the scatter and the bonus symbol. The wild doubles any winnings it contributes to. The Scatter comes in the form of the Evil Witch Afskylia, and the Bonus symbol a Treasure Chest.
Free spins liven things right up
Get three scatters across the reels at the same time to trigger the free spins feature, no matter where they fall the feature will initiate. You’ll then need to choose between three sets of spin combinations: the Evil Witch Afskylia awards players with five free spins and a 3x multiplier, Hugoline awards 10 free spins and a 2x multiplier, and Don the Crocodile will give you 15 Free Spins and a multiplier of 1x. This feature can also be retriggered, making it a pretty vital tool for winning within this game.
Bonuses are good, we love bonuses
Activate the bonus game by landing three Treasure Chest symbols at the same time across reels 1, 3, and 5. You’ll get directed to a new game with a choice of four doors inside the gold mine, choose one in the hope of finding the treasure stash and winning cash prizes.
You must collect as much of the treasure as you can without Don the Crocodile appearing, he will end the bonus game and you’ll be returned to the base game.
Hugo has a fair bit going for it, even without is association to the TV show. Its medium variance means you’ll know where you stand, and the game is pretty well-designed. Kids of the 90s will know this little chap, the rest of us can only imagine how annoying he might have been on screen. This one’s worth a punt, even if it’s just for the bonus round.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring