Help Hugo the friendly troll rescue his wife Hugoline from the evil clutches of the wicked witch Afskylia, and get a sizable coin prize for your trouble! Play’n GO’s latest online video slot, Hugo, offers an RTP of 96,4%, Wild Substitutions with a 2x Win Multiplier, Scatters, Free Spins and a Bonus Game that gives the chance to win up to 500x the Total Bet. Join the adventure online from either desktop or mobile device.
Rescue Hugoline from Afskylia!
Hugo is a 3-row, 5-reel, 10-adjustable payline video slot. Styled after the 1990s Hugo game series, this online slot is set against a background of trees (Hugo’s forest). Slots styled after films or other games typically incorporate familiar faces as slot symbols, and Hugo is no exception with special symbols that consist of main characters from storyline (Hugo, Hugoline and Afskylia). During the Bonus Game and Free Spins, the background switches to an underground mine. The soundtrack is right in line with the Hugo game series, and an animated Hugo appears at times to say, “Hi, now let’s get this game on track” and “Hello, is anybody there?”
As seen in other Play’n GO slots, Hugo shows Balance, Total Bet and Win values in both coins and cash along the bottom of the screen. Choose a number of Lines (1 – 10), Coins/Line (1 – 5) and Coin Value (0.01 – 2.00) to select a Total Coin Bet ranging from 1 – 50 coins and a Total Cash Bet ranging from 1p – £100 at Vera&John. Coin Pays listed in the Paytable remain fixed despite changes in bet selection. Coin Wins are calculated by multiplying the Pay by the Coins/Line.
Hugo has 13 slot symbols. There are 4 special symbols including a Hugo Wild, Afskylia Free Spin Scatter, Treasure Chest Bonus Scatter and Hugoline Extra Scatter. The Wild can form its own winning combinations as well as substitute for regular symbols while awarding a multiplier of 2x. The Free Spin Scatter and Extra Scatter both award coin wins, however, the Extra only appears during Free Spins. The Bonus Scatter symbol initiates the Bonus Game. There are 9 regular symbols with 4 high-paying and 5 low-paying. Listed in order of highest to lowest value, they include: Gold Nugget, Bag of Gold, Dynamite, Pickax, Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10.
This online slot’s gameplay is left to right along active paylines for regular symbols and Wilds. Scatters do not follow along any payline and can award wins from anywhere on the reels. Get 2+ Scatters, Wilds, Gold Nuggets or Bags of Gold to win. Get 3+ Dynamite – 10 to win. During Free Spins, get 1x, 2x or 3x the Total Bet for each Extra Scatter that appears on the reels depending on which Free Spins option is chosen.
The highest paying symbol of this online slot is the Hugo Wild which pays (2000, 1000, 100, 10) giving Hugo the potential to award up to 10,000 coins along a single payline. The Afskylia Scatter is the next highest awarding up to 7500 coins along a single payline. Hugo has the potential to award its top prize of up to 500x the Total Bet during the Bonus Game.
Play’n GO slots typically offer 5 Autoplay options that range from 10-50 consecutive spins. Advanced options allow players to set Autoplay to stop in the event that the Bonus Game or Free Spins activate. Also, set it to stop on a single win exceeding a set amount or if the balance increases/decreases by a set amount.
Game Settings include: sound on/off, Auto-Adjust Bet, Left Hand Mode on/off (mobile) and set spacebar to spin (desktop).
Hugo Bonus Features
Free Spins: Get 3+ Afskylia Scatters to trigger a round of Free Spins. The game screen cuts to the evil witch and Hugoline in a cage. Players have 3 options: 5 Free Spins with Extra Hugoline Scatters that pay 3x/Total Bet each, 10 with Extra Scatters that pay 2x/ Total Bet or 15 with Extra Scatters that pay 1x/Total Bet. It is possible to re-trigger the chosen initial number of Free Spins during this round by getting 3+ additional Afskylia Scatters.
Bonus Game: Get 3+ Bonus Scatter symbols on the reels 1, 3 and 5 to trigger an interactive Bonus Game. Choose the correct doors to reach the treasure chamber. Pick from 2 treasure chests to win a huge coin prize. If the incorrect door is chosen, Don Croco will bring the Bonus Game to an end.
Summary table Hugo
|Software developer||Play’n GO|
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||August 2016|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||96,4%|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Average|
|Features (?)||Free Spins with Extra Scatters, Bonus Game, Wild and Scatter symbols|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 10|
|Bet / Line||1 up to 5|
|Number of Lines||1 up to 10|
|Coin Value||0.01 up to 2.00|
|Min. / Max. bet||1p up to £100|
|Max. prize||500x your bet|
Navigate the Mine Wisely for Rich Rewards!
Fans of the Hugo franchise will really enjoy this online video slot version. While testing the demo at Vera&John, Hugo produced 2.5 wins every 10 spins during the Main Game. 20% were profitable leaving a heavy reliance on Free Spin wins to boost the bankroll. The largest Main Game win awarded 4x the Total Bet. Free Spins activated twice during the first 100 spins awarding a cumulative coin prize of 69.2x the Total Bet. The Bonus Game activated after 150+ spins. Don Croco caught Hugo on the second level of the mine awarding 15x the Total Bet. If slots that feature an interactive Bonus Game keep things interesting for you, give Microgaming’s Hell Boy a spin.
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