There’s a simple, cartoon feel to the design in Hugo’s Adventure. You’ll see lower value A to 10 royal values (complete with attached lucky charms) as well as monkey mechanic, a bird pilot and a troll stewardess. Hugo the aviator is the wild. He replaces all the standard symbols as well as offering payouts of up to 50 times your total stake per payline. Hugo’s Adventure comes with 2 potentially explosive bonus features.
Underwater Adventure feature - land the submarine bonus symbol on reels 2 and 4 on the same spin to trigger this pick me round. A submarine will then sail into view to offer you 1, 2 or 3 lives. Then get picking to reveal cash prizes. Uncover a danger symbol and you’ll lose a life.
If you have any lives remaining when the picking is done, the golden submarine will appear again, this time revealing a 2x, 3x or 5x multiplier which is applied to your overall win. If you had more than 1 life left, the multipliers from the submarine are combined to boost your payout still further. This bonus is triggered by landing the submarine bonus symbol on reels 2 and 4 on the same spin.
Air Ace feature - 9 free spins are awarded when you land the bi-plane scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin. You’ll start with 1 life. If a +1 balloon lands an extra life is awarded. If an air mine hits Hugo, you’ll lose a life. If you have any lives remaining when the free spins are complete, you’ll then go on to play the pick me Underwater Adventure feature.
Also in play during the free spins round are Flying Wilds which shift 1 reel to the left with each free spin after they’ve hit. You could also receive a multiplier boost if a 2x balloon appears. These balloons can combine to send payouts rocketing by up to 16x. You can also benefit from up to 11 additional free spins.
Simple design, straightforward gameplay and volatile action has been the formula for recent Play ’N Go slot games and Hugo’s Adventure ticks all those boxes. You can win 5,000 times your stake on each free spin with the 16x multipliers too. There’s nothing overly flashy here in terms of design or gameplay but the feature rounds can deliver a big payout punch on the rare occasions they land.
If you’re a fan of Play ’N Go’s super high variance slot games, then Hugo’s Adventure offers more of the same. If you want good backstory and big potential payouts, Play ‘N Go has produced better – like Banana Rock and Rise of Merlin.