The Hugo 2 game can be found at casinos offering Play ‘n Go software. Play ‘n Go are a growing provider in the industry and have a rapidly expanding portfolio of both slots games and clients. They do offer a full casino platform, but primarily seem to be used as a bolt on package for extra slots games. Play ‘n Go do publish the Return to Player (RTP)/House Edge information for their slots games within the game help files. As such we know that the house edge for Hugo 2 is 4%.
The Hugo 2 game has 5 reels and each reel is 3 symbols high with 10 paylines, playing from left to right.
The “Hugo” symbol is Wild.
Troll Race – If you land 3 beaver symbols on a spin you will be awarded 10 free spins.
Beaver Cleaver – This bonus can be triggered during the free spins generated by the Troll Race bonus. Beaver Cleaver awards the player with 5 additional free spins and is triggered randomly. When it happens the Beaver will lift a barricade on the railway tracks and your 5 extra spins will begin. If Beaver Cleaver is triggered 3 times you are awarded with 3 lives in the Skull Cavern bonus game.
Hugo, Hugo, Hugo – During your free spins “Hugo Loot Sacks” can be won at random. You can win up to 2 of these on each free spin. Once you have collected 4 “Hugo Loot Sacks 4 “Hugo” Wild symbols will be added to the reels.
Treasure Hunt – During your free spins “2x Gold Coins” can be won at random. You can win up to 2 of these on each free spin. Once you have collected 4 “2x Gold Coins” 4 win multipliers are added to the reels, up to a maximum of 8 time the original value.
Skull Cavern – This bonus is triggered when you land 3 or more “Afskylia” symbols in a single spin. 3 “Afskylia” symbols will gain you 1 life to take into Skull Cavern. 4 “Afskylia” symbols will gain you 2 lives and 5 or more will gain you 3 lives. When the bonus is triggered you will be taken to a new game screen where you have to try and navigate Hugo from one side of Skull Cavern to another where he will have a chance to unlock a chest. To traverse the cavern you have to choose safe columns for Hugo to step onto. If the column is safe, Hugo moves onto the next set of columns, where you have to choose another safe one in order for him to continue. If you choose a column that is not safe Hugo falls into the cavern and you lose a life. There are 3 sets of columns to get past and once those have been navigated there is a chest to unlock. To unlock the chest you need to choose the correct key. Failing to do so will lose you a life. Unlocking the chest will randomly multiply your winnings by up to 5 times the amount.
Hugo 2 is a fun slots game. The characters in it are taken straight out of the animated computer game series that began life in the early 90s. The game build on the original “Hugo”, and offers a much more complex and interesting set of bonus features. The bonuses are genuinely imaginative, offering something a little out of the ordinary from the usual free spins. The House Edge is a little higher than we would like, meaning that there are games out there which offer better value for money. However, few will offer as much entertainment as Hugo 2 does.