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Hugo from Play'n GO: Slot Review - a friendly troll that needs no introduction!

Help the loveable troll Hugo save his wife from an evil witch in this highly entertaining Play'n GO slot!

Hugo is a cute and friendly little Scandinavian troll who we have covered in the past in games such as the recent Hugo Goal and Hugo 2. This character was a smash-hit success all across Europe in the 1990s as it featured in a range of popular video games and is still as popular as ever. The one thing we never did on the site was review Hugo’s very first outing with leading software provider Play’n GO. Well, it’s high time we fix that! Read on to find out how we fare as we attempt to help Hugo save his beloved wife Hugoline from the clutches of the evil witch Afskylia.

Hugo has 5 reels with 10 paylines and comes with Free Spins, Wild Multipliers, Extra Scatters, and a Bonus Game.

Hugo Screenshot

Special Features

Hugo is naturally the Wild symbol in this game and the main job of this symbol is to replace all other symbols apart from the Scatter and Bonus symbols to help create winning combinations. A neat feature of this symbol is when it is part of a winning combination on the reels then it will double your winnings. Very nice!

The first bonus feature to discuss is the Treasure Bonus game. This triggers when you land 3 Bonus symbols on the same spin on reels 1, 3, and 5. The Bonus symbol is illustrated by an image of a red treasure chest. In this exciting pick-me style bonus game, you get to choose doors inside a gold mine. The main objective here is to reach the treasure chest unnoticed and find the greatest treasure of all by choosing the correct treasure chest. Each door can award cash prizes with a top prize worth 500X your wager on offer here! Make sure to avoid Don Croco, the Crocodile Henchman as if you find him behind one of the doors then the feature will end and you will be taken back to the main game.

Hugo also comes with a fun Free Spins bonus game which activates whenever you land 3 or more Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. The Scatter symbol in the game is represented by the evil witch Afsklyia. In this feature, an additional Scatter symbol is active which is an image of Hugo’s beloved wife Hugoline. This symbol comes stacked on all reels in Free Spins. As soon as Free Spins starts, you will be presented with the following 3 options:

  • 5 Free Spins where each extra Scatter pays 3X your total bet
  • 10 Free Spins where each extra Scatter pays 2X your total bet
  • 15 Free Spins where each extra Scatter pays 1X your total bet

A pleasing feature of Free Spins is that it can be retriggered to get even more Free Spins. To do this, you will need to find 3 or more Scatters during Free Spins. Wild symbols are also active in Free Spins and will double your winnings when part of a win on the reels.

Theme, Graphics and Sound

In terms of visuals, this game is excellent as it features wonderful cartoon-style graphics as takes place in front of an entrance to a gold mine that’s surrounded by trees and glowing bugs. Symbols are bright and colourful and consist of Hugo, Afskylia, a Gold Nugget, a Sack of Coins, Dynamite, a Pick-Axe, along with classic A – 10 icons. The animations are superb as symbols fly down the reels and enlarge and flash when part of a winning combination. A nice highlight is when you load the game up for the first time as Hugo appears and then taps the screen and says “now, let’s get this game on track!”. It’s a charming way to be introduced to this much-loved character.

The music is upbeat and rather whimsical with a gentle trumpet-style soundtrack used. It ties in really well with the Cartoon theme of the game.

Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots

The game has 10 paylines, a solid RTP of 96.4%, and a superb maximum payout worth 10,000X your initial stake.

Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.

Bet Range: 0.01, 0.02, 0.03, 0.04, 0.05, 0.06, 0.08, 0.10, 0.12, 0.15, 0.16, 0.20, 0.25, 0.30, 0.40, 0.50, 0.60, 0.80, 1.00, 1.50, 2.00, 2.50, 3.00, 4.00, 5.00, 6.00, 8.00, 10.00, 20.00, 30.00, 40.00, 50.00, 60.00, 70.00, 80.00, 90.00, 100.00

  • Hugo Wild Symbol: 10 for 2X, 100 for 3X, 1,000 for 4X, 2,000 for 5X
  • Afskylia Scatter Symbol: 1 for 2X, 3 for 3X, 15 for 4X, 150 for 5X
  • Gold Nugget Symbol: 3 for 2X, 25 for 3X, 250 for 4X, 750 for 5X
  • Sack of Gold Symbol: 2 for 2X, 20 for 3X, 150 for 4X, 500 for 5X
  • Dynamite Symbol: 15 for 3X, 75 for 4X, 250 for 5X
  • Pick-Axe Symbol: 15 for 3X, 75 for 4X, 250 for 5X
  • A Symbol: 10 for 3X, 50 for 4X, 150 for 5X
  • K Symbol: 10 for 3X, 50 for 4X, 150 for 5X
  • Q Symbol: 5 for 3X, 25 for 4X, 100 for 5X
  • J Symbol: 5 for 3X, 20 for 4X, 100 for 5X
  • 10 Symbol: 5 for 3X, 20 for 4X, 100 for 5X

Our Verdict on Hugo

Top software provider Play’n GO produced this slot and if you are a fan of this hugely popular troll then you are going to just love this game! It features sublime graphics, exciting gameplay, along with a host of fun and rewarding features. The Treasure Bonus game can be extremely lucrative especially when you find that illusive lump of treasure but remember to avoid Don Croco at all costs! The Free Spins bonus game can take a few spins to trigger but it is here where you can benefit from an additional Scatter that comes stacked as well as plenty of Extra Free Spins when you retrigger it. We should also highlight that the top prize for this slot is an incredible 10,000X your wager! Variance-wise, this slot is Medium which means that you won’t be waiting too long to bag a nice cash prize on the reels in this game. For slots with a similar Cute Cartoon theme, check out Foxin’ Twins and The Dog House.

Rescue Hugoline and grab a huge treasure in the process when you spin the reels in Hugo!