If you’re into playing bizarre, quirky and experimental mobile pokies from mid-level casino software providers, then there is every chance that you will have tried your hand at Hugo. The nutty mobile pokie caused quite a stir when it was launched, and the game has gone on to be a pretty big hit for Play ‘n Go.
The sequel to that game won’t exactly be a surprise package, with the mobile pokie being a case of more of the same. It should still be good, though, right? The only way to find out is to put this mobile pokie to the test, so away we go…
How to play
Like we’ve said, if you played the first one, you won’t be surprised with what Hugo 2 has to offer. The game has been designed very much in the same vein as its predecessor, with the standard Play ‘n Go wagering menu allowing players to stake anything from a floor of $0.10 per spin up to a ceiling of $600 a game. The pokie is played over 5 reels and 10 lines, none of which are adjustable by
Wild symbols: Any video pokie just wouldn’t be complete without wild symbols. The wild symbols which appear in this game can substitute for any other icons in the pokie machine, barring the game’s two bonus icons. Wilds can also be used to land top prizes in the mobile pokie.
Scatter symbols: Players are going to want to keep their eyes peeled for the beaver symbol. This icon shows up as one of two bonus icons, and it can trigger the free spin feature in the game if it appears on the first, third and fifth reels during a single spin.
Free spins bonus: That free spin bonus feature offers players an initial 10 free spins in total. During the bonus, you can add more spins to your total by landing a Beaver Cleaver bonus at random. Collecting bags with “W” on them will see you add further free spins and multipliers worth up to 8x to your round.
Skull Cavern bonus: If players land 3 or more of the Afskylia symbols on any of the reels during a base game spin, they will trigger the Skull Cavern Bonus. Landing the Beaver Cleaver feature 3 times in a row (which is unlikely) will also do it. In this feature, players can see Hugo and Afskylia duke it out to win cash prizes. Lives can be earned to boost your chances of enduring her onslaught, but once they’ve run out, you’re done for and any prizes you have acquired will be paid out.
Hugo is the game’s wild and the best-paying symbol. Landing 5 wild symbols on a payline will see you pocket wins worth as much as 500x your total stake. This is a pretty fair prize given that wagers cost so little in this mobile pokie.
Hugo 2 is a case of more of the same. The features in this game are certainly not revolutionary by any standards. If you are hoping for more of the same (compared to the first pokie) you’re in luck, although this sequel does contain crisper, sharper graphics.