Hugo Goal is the third slot launched in Play ‘n Go’s Hugo series, and this one was launched to coincide with the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
While the first two Hugo slots may have had rather similar features, the developers did at least try and do something a touch different with this mobile slot machine game. The features are more original than in its predecessors, and that creates for exciting gameplay.
Play ‘n Go were always going to have their work cut out to develop a football-themed mobile slot at a time when many other developers were produced similarly themed games for the spectacle that is the World Cup. However, by joining it with their Hugo franchise, the software providers have given Hugo Goal the best chance possible at succeeding.
How to play
For starters, the most visible difference between this mobile slot and the ones which came before it is that the game is played over just 3 reels. The slot features stacked icons on its 3 reels and none of the 5 lines can be altered by players. Players are, however, entitled to use the slider bar to bet anything from a floor of $0.05 per spin up to a capped maximum bet of $100 a game.
T&Cs Apply 18+
Wild symbols: Hugo himself appears as a wild symbol in this game. Like the other icons in the mobile slot, he can appear stacked and can substitute for all other symbols in the game to help provide a win for players.
Randomly triggered bonus: Known as the Action Replay, this feature can occur randomly on any non-winning spin where the player has just missed out on a three-of-a-kind combo with character icons. It can see players get a second chance, with the reels re-spun until a win occurs. Another randomly triggered bonus occurring on a non-winning spin in which at least two of the reels contain the same low-paying icons is the Free Kick Bonus. It allows players a single attempt to win again with a re-spin offered.
Shootout Bonus: If all three reels showcase the same symbols, then the Penalty Shootout Bonus begins. This is the main bonus feature in the mobile slot and is notoriously difficult to trigger. It sees the player take over Hugo, where they must try to save penalties. Players can pocket multipliers ranging from 1x up to 10x for successive penalty saves, and that multiplier is added to the three-of-a-kind combo which triggered the bonus to give you a final cash prize which is rather considerable.
Players will find that Hugo Goal offers up an RTP (return to player) rate of 96% and that the non-progressive prize in the game is a little on the light side. It stands at around 24x your total bet, can be won if players land 3 of the Hugo wild symbols stacked across the reels.
Hugo is not the worst football-themed slot out there on the net. It features plenty of footy-themed elements to its gameplay, and the surplus of special features available for a 3-reel slot which cost peanuts to play makes it a very endearing and exciting release. More importantly, because it is themed with the Hugo franchise, its longevity is likely to continue long after the World Cup in Russia ends.
T&Cs Apply 18+