The Hugo Goal game can be found at casinos offering Play ‘n Go software. Play ‘n Go are a growing providers 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 Goal is 4.00%.
It’s World Cup time again and Hugo wants in on the action!
The Hugo Goal game has 3 reels with 5 paylines and you can bet one coin on each payline.
The ‘Hugo’ symbol is Wild and is stacked on all reels.
There are three bonus features when playing Hugo Goal. The first bonus feature is activated when you receive a non-winning spin but the first two reels are filled with matching stacked item symbols. When this happens the third reel will be respun once.
The second bonus feature is activated when you receive a non-winning spin and the first two reels are covered by matching character symbols. When this happens reel 3 will respin until you receive a winning spin.
The third bonus feature is triggered when you receive the same symbol on all positions on the reels. When this happens you will be taken to a new screen showing Hugo defending a goal. Help Hugo save up to five penalties and for each successful save Hugo makes the multiplier that will be applied to your win increased up to a maximum of 10.
As far as three reel games go, Play ‘n Go have released a reasonable game. It’s visually attractive, has a sprinkling of bonus features and a House Edge that’s within the standard range that most providers have settled into (even if it is right at the top end of that range). But when compared to slots games in general rather than just 3 reel games, the bonus features offered by Hugo Goal are entirely unremarkable. Given that the World Cup has just kicked-off there’s no doubt that there will be a huge swell in the number of people looking to play football themed games and in this sense Play ‘n Go will no doubt cash in with Hugo Goal, but I cannot see this being a long term classic of a game.