New Game of the Week: Hugo’s Adventure from Play’n GO

Avid Canadian online casino players will remember Hugo. The cartoonish face with exaggerated features and one tooth – and that tail, of course – is back after having his own game called Hugo, then Hugo 2, and Hugo Goal. Play’n GO is bringing the little guy back for Hugo’s Adventure.

As it happens, players around the world love Hugo and have made his games immensely popular.

Thus, Hugo’s Adventure puts him in a new situation, one that takes him flying through the air and to the bottom of the sea. And he tries to find winnings for players no matter where he goes.

Play’n GO CEO Johan Törnqvist noted that Hugo is a “beloved” character and must be treated with care so as to make his fans happy. But new Hugo games need to be exciting and different from their predecessors, too.

“This newest edition is our greatest one yet,” said Törnqvist, “and its innovative features are going to excite both fans of the previous games and new players to the Hugo series.”

The license for Hugo still belongs to 5th Planet Games, which is pleased with the latest game and looks forward to new players meeting Hugo through the online slot game market.

Hugo's Adventure

About Hugo’s Adventure

The 5-reel, 3-row slot offers 10 fixed paylines and a default RTP (return-to-player) of 96.53%.

Betting starts as low as $0.10 and increases up to $100.00 per spin. The maximum win possible is 5,000x the bet.

Players can set the auto-play function for 10 to 1,000 spins. There are several settings to automatically stop those spins, such as balance increases or decreases or for a bonus.

The sound can be turned on or off, and there are also options to auto-adjust the bet or play in turbo or left-hand mode.

As for the payouts, three Air Ace (airplane) symbols trigger free spins with an additional life. We’ll get into that more when playing the game.

Wilds, which picture Hugo behind the wheel of the plane with a W under him, substitute for all symbols except the bonus and scatter.

The symbol payouts are as follows, as per the minimum bet and five symbols hitting on a payline:

  • Wilds = 5.00
  • Stewardess = 3.50
  • Angry bird = 2.50
  • Monkey with wrench = 2.00
  • A with diamond = 1.00
  • K with bell or Q with clover = 0.75
  • J with horseshoe or 10 with die = 0.50

How to Play Hugo’s Adventure

Hugo starts the game by asking if the player is ready for takeoff. He is clearly excited and ready for some fresh air and adventures!

What players want to do most is get three wilds to trigger the free spins. As mentioned, this comes with one extra life.

Flying Wilds might appear on any spin during the bonus round. They fly from right to left and only disappear when leaving the first reel.

Each free spin comes with multipliers. As many as four x2 multipliers can appear on each spin, which can award up to 16x on a single payline.

While Hugo participates in the Air Race, he can hit multipliers or hearts, the latter giving him extra lives. Look out for air mines, though, as they cause Hugo’s plane to explode and reduce his lives by one.

If Hugo still has that life after a full 20 spins, another adventure begins. That next trip is the Underwater Adventure, a game that starts with two lives and one extra one during the underwater bonus game.

Players can also get to the Underwater Adventure by hitting two submarine symbols during base play.

That bonus round begins with a spinner that determines how many extra lives for the hero. Hugo then puts on his scuba gear and swims underwater to find the pearl-filled oysters and treasure chests, though there can be dangers in those situations. At the end of that bonus round, Hugo faces the underwater monster. The player chooses an anchor, which hopefully is the one that crushes the monster.

At the end, another spinner determines the multiplier for that bonus round’s win, which can be up to 5x.

Where to Play Hugo’s Adventure

This is a very cartoonish game but one that delivers humor and the potential for big wins. The music, animation, and adventures all work together to create a fun online casino game with high volatility but lucrative bonus offerings.

LeoVegas and PlayAmo were the first Canadian online casinos to offer Hugo’s Adventure. BetChan also offers the new game. All three operators offer all of Hugo’s other games as well.

Spinland offers the last Hugo titles but not the new one as of yet. It is likely that Hugo’s Adventures is on its way to Spinland and others in the near future.


Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell has been writing about poker and gambling since 2004. As the online gaming sectors have changed and grown, particularly in the United States and Canada, she has followed it all and written about it for websites like World Poker Tour and PokerScout. In her free time, she runs a small business, reads, cooks, and enjoys music.


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