The sixth installment in the series has been introduced by Play’n GO. It all began in 2016 with the first appearance of Hugo on the market. Following its immense success, games like Hugo 2 (2017), Hugo Goal (2018), Hugo’s Adventure (2019), and Hugo Carts (2021) were released. Now, following them comes the new addition, Hugo Legacy, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the renowned troll, Hugo.
Thanks to the company’s advanced technologies, gameplay and mechanics have been enhanced with each new release. The game is set on a 7×7 reel, reminiscent of the captivating gameplay of the previous release, Hugo Carts. Hugo and his friends, Jean-Paul and Fernando, are once again battling against Scylla and Don Croco, and the player’s mission is to assist them.
The main objective is to achieve victory by removing dynamite, legacy scatters, gold, keys, diamonds, or characters. Bonuses are unlocked as the reload counter fills. Each character has its own characteristic that can significantly impact the gameplay, with the excellent ability to upgrade each skill as needed.
When the main character collects 15 charges, a special feature is triggered, adding five to eight wilds to the game reel. If this feature is activated a second time, two to five low-paying symbols will become high-paying ones. However, the third activation will lead Scylla to protect one or two wilds while the others are destroyed. And that’s not all: the fourth charge will cause Fernando to change one type of symbol to a Wild.
Collecting 35 to 50 Scylla and Don Croco symbols unlocks five levels of free spins, followed by additional free spins if more symbols are collected. This round gives players a chance to engage in a gamble, significantly increasing the potential prizes.
This free spins setup may remind players of the popular slot Viking Runecraft, released in 2017. After the free spins round, symbols may appear on the grid again, boosting the game’s winning potential.
George Alexis, Head of Game Retention at Play’n GO, stated, «Hugo Legacy is truly an ambitious slot. This game rewards fans with cool nods and references to characters from the entire Hugo roster, bringing back memorable faces from the original Hugo (2016), as well as Hugo 2 (2017), Hugo Goal (2018), and Hugo’s Adventure (2019). As Hugo the troll turns 30, we rightly appreciate his intellectual property, his multimedia franchise, and his slot games with this truly dynamic title. The Rush feature and character-specific abilities are truly impressive.»