Join Hugo and his friends on his next reel expeditions on the slot from Play’n GO. Hugo’s Adventure is the fourth game in the series featuring the lovable troll. This time, he will be taking off on a bi-plane and diving deep underwater in a submarine to collect the treasures in a bonus game and a free spins round that can lead to wins of up to 5,000 times your bet.
Hugo’s Adventure is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 10 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. Available on desktop or mobile, you can bet from as little as 0.10 credits up to a sizeable 100 credits per spin. The game is highly volatile (10/10) with a default RTP of 96.53%. Some operators might choose to offer the game with a reduced RTP of 94.56%. Always read the help files to find out which version you will be playing.
A tranquil lake scene with distant green hilltops is the background to a rather simple and translucent game window. The lake will be the location for the bonus game. Hugo and Hugoline together with their friends feature prominently the reels.
Open the game to find the card royal from 10 through to A at the low end of the paytable, awarding 5x to 10x your stake for a single five of a kind. They are followed by a chimp mechanic, a bird captain and Hugoline as the stewardess. Hit five on a line to win 20x to 35x your stake.
Hugo is yet again the wild symbol, paying 50x your bet for a 5OAK and substituting for all regular pay symbols. The scatters are an intricate icon with a biplane while a submarine acts as the bonus symbol.
Afskylia, Don Croco and the Goat have taken a break after their football match on Hugo Goal and have been replaced by three other friends, all ready for the new reel exploits. Comparable to the other slots in the series, Hugo’s Adventure comes with two features that will be the key to hit mega wins.
Hit aeroplane scatters on reels one, three and five to trigger the Air Ace feature with initially 9 free spins and one life. You will earn extra lives when Hugo encounters a +1 balloon during the round. But beware, a life is lost when he is hit by an air mine. The round continues up to 20 free spins as long as you are not running out of lives. Ending the feature with one or two lives will award the Underwater Adventure bonus game, whereas the latter will see you starting it with one extra life.
During free spins, Flying Wilds might appear on the reels. They will move one reel to the left at the start of each free spin until disappearing from the game window. Additionally, there is a chance that up to 4 Extra Balloons with x2 symbols appear at the end of each free spin in random locations. These symbols multiply winnings, up to a maximum of x16, when they are part of the combo.
The Underwater Adventure pick-and-click bonus game is triggered either via the free spins round or when you hit bonus symbols on reels two and four. The submarine will spin, awarding an initial 1, 2, or 3 lives. Pick undersea treasures to reveal coin wins while a danger symbol will reduce your lives by one. Make it to the end to see the golden submarine spin once for each remaining life to award an x2, x3 or x5 multiplier. Multipliers combine with one another.
We are not particularly fond of cartoon-style slots as it could attract the younger generation that is not yet of legal age to actually play the games. Developers are walking a fine line with such designs and although the slots might be entertaining to play and come with decent win potential, we at GMBLRS make sure that the cartoon style is not visible from the game logos. We try to keep them as neutral as possible to avoid having kids being attracted by the characters and thus potentially getting into gambling at a young age.
Having said that, the gameplay on Hugo’s Adventure looks very similar to Hugo 2 with one free spins round and one bonus game. Don’t be fooled though by the cute troll as the slot is highly volatile.