Hugo’s theme comes from a character that was often on Danish TV sometime in the 90s, and apparently he just made the jump to the slot machine industry, thanks to the Swedish based developer Play N Go.
The creature, definitely not a human, has tiny horns on his head and very unusual ears.
He’s mining for gold in this slot machine and based on what I’ve seen so far, the design should be good enough to warrant some attention from the player.
The symbols are part poker cards, part with images of gold bags, gold nuggets, treasure chests, pickaxes and the two main characters, Hugo and the brunette woman.
The creator of this particular slot machine is Play N Go, a company which has been around and independent for more than 10 years, but whose founding members have been in the industry for almost two decades now.
The company is based in Sweden, and it seems that they enjoy offering Nordic themed titles from time to time, Hugo and Fodseldagen being a couple of examples, slots which were announced at the same time.
The payouts they offer can vary in size, from one slot to the next, but generally you will find at least decent features and graphics.
How To Play It
You are allowed to modify every single aspect of the wager, starting with the value of the coins, going to the number of coins per line and then to the number of active lines.
You get only 10 lines to use, and up to 5 coins for each one apparently. The minimum denomination for the coins is at $0.01, but you can take it higher from there.
It’s a pretty regular slot machine in most ways, there is nothing unusual or difficult to understand about it. You have betting options grouped together at the bottom, well designed symbols and overall you should be able to enjoy its action.
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I will mention the wild symbol first, the reason being both the part about it being the one to give away the top jackpot, and the one where it shows the image of the main character on it, that of Hugo.
As a wild, expect it to be capable of doubling the prizes which are awarded in the game, when it is part of a combination.
The Brunette will offer you good payouts, the maximum return to you being at 150x the wager. You will need the maximum number of five scatters to get that kind of payout, while the minimum necessary to get you paid is two symbols.
You trigger a feature with 5 to 15 free spins when at least three scattered Brunette scatters are present. You’re the one that picks how many free spins will be offered, each of the three options having a different advantage for you.
The final feature that you have access to, will come from a scattered bonus symbol, showing the image of a treasure chest.
It will take you inside a gold mine, where you are required to pick the correct door at each turn, until you eventually reach the chamber which holds the treasure. Finding Don Croco behind one of the doors will end the bonus game early.
Unless the bonus game is capable of offering better payouts, the best one available seems to come from the Hugo icon, if it forms its own winning combo. In that case, the jackpot would be at 2,000x, so probably going up to 10,000 coins.
Hugo’s fans might be those that grew up with him on Danish TV, but he’s cute enough to get new fans as well. The game doesn’t pay as much as I would’ve wanted it, but it has other advantages.
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