When an online slot machine game is as popular as Hugo has turned out to be, it is inevitable that an online casino software provider will try to follow that up with another big hit.
The sequel to the aforementioned mobile slot, Hugo 2 features far crisper graphics, an equally as nutty theme, and has the ability to dish out wins worth as much as 5,000x your total bet, which is no small feat for a Play ‘n Go developed mobile slot.
Play ‘n Go may not be as famous as their Scandinavian cousins, Net Entertainment, but they certainly strive for originality in each of their new slots. Mobile gaming compatibility is also a must for this developer, and the big and bold buttons allow for any gamer on the go to quickly set up their bets and spin the reels of their slots, such as those found in this release.
How to play
Despite being a fantasy-themed franchise through and through, most of the imagery which appears in the game is actually mine-train related.
You could never tell from the wagering menu, though, which features the usual array of Play ‘n Go buttons. These will allow players to choose total bets ranging from $0.10 per spin up to $100 a game, which is fair given that there are just 10 paylines spread on this mobile slot’s 5 reels.
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Wild symbols: The loveable critter (Hugo) shows up as a wild once more in this sequel slot. He can substitute for all icons save for scatters, and dish out the non-progressive jackpot.
Scatter symbols: Hugo’s nemesis, Afskylia is the scatter icon in the game. Players who land 3, 4 or 5 of her anywhere on the reels will trigger a bonus round, although no scattered prizes are awarded with these symbols.
Free spin bonus: Triggered by landing 3 beaver symbols on the reels, players will begin this bonus with just 10 free games. However, a Beaver Cleaver feature may be randomly triggered in this bonus, which can add extra free games.
If you trigger the Beaver Cleaver bonus 3 times in this feature, you will find a backdoor to the Skull Cavern Bonus. Moreover, the “W” money bags will offer extra spins, too, whilst multipliers worth up to 8x the normal rate of pay can be won by collecting coins on free spins.
Skull Cavern bonus: Triggerable via the Beaver Cleaver bonus or via the Afskylia symbols, this feature offers you the chance to navigate your way through a Skull Cavern to pocket cash prizes and 5x multipliers. The number of lives you get depends on the Afskylia symbols you pocket, with 1, 2, or 3 lives awarded for 3, 4 or 5 Afskylia symbols. If you trigger the feature via the Beaver Cleaver bonus, you will start with all 3 lives.
The wild symbols are most profitable ones in Hugo 2, as we’ve mentioned. These can deliver wins worth as much as 5,000x your total bet if you can land 5 such symbols on any active payline in the game.
Hugo 2 could be better, but all in all, it appears as though Play ‘n Go have struck a fine balance between original features, and big cash prizes. You won’t win frequently (due to a lack of paylines) but when you do win, the prizes do tend to be rather spectacular, making this game well worth a look.
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