Hugo 2 Slots Free Spins and Review
Hugo returns to the Troll forest
Did you happen to play any video games in the 90s? If you did, you may have come across Hugo - the heroic little troll who was prominent in the early gaming scenes. He also managed to feature in many different children's television shows. Nowadays, he prefers to entertain grownups with his slot games and Play’N Go have brought him back for Hugo 2 slot.
Not the faintest idea who Hugo actually is? The Danish created franchise actually comes with a little bit of backstory and it’s obviously not needed to play the game. But Hugo and his tiny family live in a forest which is also the home of an evil witch (the confusingly named Afskylia; try saying that three times fast). She despises trolls and actually uses them to keep herself young and beautiful - what a nasty bag eh.
The first game in the series was a success for Play’N Go, but does the sequel improve on the established formula? Or is this one game you should probably troll out the window? Let’s find out in our Hugo 2 slot review.
Ease of PlayNew players should definitely consider making this game their first real online slot. Not only is the game flawless in the controls department but it is also light in the features aspect. And we don’t mean that in a bad, game play degrading way either. With just 10 paylines, the game is a perfect layout for a debuting player. The number of free spin features and various ways to activate said features may seem tricky at first - but just consult the paytable and you will be good to go.
Graphics and AnimationPlay’N Go possibly have one of the most talented teams of designers and animators out there; just look at slots like Fu Er Dai - a game which is dripping with style and quality. Hugo 2 slot is another typical example of their high standards. The animations here are so smooth you would almost think you were playing a videogame and not a slot. In terms of illustration, Mr Hugo has never looked so good in all his HD and graphical splendour.
Special symbols wise we have the two bonus symbols (one to activate the Hugo 2 free spins and the other to activate the bonus game) and the wild card, which is of course Hugo. The wild will substitute for all other symbols except the two scatter symbols.
Bonus FeaturesThe Hugo 2 free spins bonus activates when 3 beaver symbols appear - during free games there are a number of bonuses to look out for as Hugo races down the track in the Troll Race. Like the Beaver Cleaver feature, which will award extra free spins - giving you a total of 20 free spins to play. If this feature activates three times, then the Skull Cavern bonus game will activate (more on that in a bit). Additionally, Hugo can collect symbols while racing down the track that will add modifiers to the reels. The money bag will award extra wilds while the coin will give you a massive bonus multiplier.
To trigger the bonus game, you will need 3 or more of the witches symbols to appear; how many symbols appear will also determine how many lives Hugo has in the dreaded Skull Cavern bonus. You will need to guide the pint sized hero to the treasure - a chance to multiply your winnings by x5! That’s not the only big win on offer - it’s entirely possible to land wins as big as 5000x your total staked bet.
Our VerdictWith Hugo 2 slots, Play’N Go have a textbook example of how to create a sequel - they must have been taking lessons from NetEnt and their Twin Spin Deluxe game. The slot is superior to the original in almost every aspect - particularly in respect to features. Our favourite part has to be the free games and the chance to activate the Skull Cavern bonus. The sheer variety on offer will have you spinning for hour upon joyful hour. Hugo is a huge hit,