Hugo Legacy Slot Review 2024

Join Hugo, Hugolina, Scylla, and Don Crocco on another epic adventure to celebrate their 30th anniversary in Play’n GO’s latest release, Hugo Legacy!

Fun Fact: Hugo Legacy is the first slot from Play’n GO with an audio soundtrack recorded by a live orchestra! So there’s points for effort straight off the bat.

Hugo the Troll is a children’s media franchise created by Danish company ITE Media (Interactive Television Entertainment) in the 1990s. The programme is based on a fictional character called Hugo, a friendly Scandinavian folklore troll who clashes with a wicked witch, usually to save his family.

Since its tv release, the Hugo game show has been aired in over 40 countries, with many video games being created for various platforms. Hugo the Troll also had its very own merchandise, consisting of magazines, clothing, and other memorabilia.

Hugo the Troll now lives on 30 years later in Play’n GO’s very own Hugo series, with titles such as Hugo 1 and 2, Hugo Goal, Hugo’s Adventure, and Hugo Carts. 

Get ready to experience 30 years of Hugo in one slot, as he fights against forces of evil once more in a bid to save his family, but he needs our help to save the day!

Hugo Legacy Base Game

Hugo Legacy Base Game and Features

Hugo Legacy is a 7×7 Video Slot with a Cluster Pays mechanic. Winning combinations are formed when 5 or more of the same symbols land adjacent to each other, either Horizontally or Vertically across the grid.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. Hugo Legacy has a theoretical RTP of 96.20% and a max win cap of 3,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is Hugo, followed by Scylla, Don Crocco, Fernando, and Jean-Paul. Low-paying symbols fall to the Hat, Gold Bars, the Cart, Dynamite, and Skeleton Key. Wilds substitute for all High and Low-paying symbols.

Game Provider Play N Go
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 3,000x
Paylines Cluster Pays
Release Date 10/08/2023
RTP 96.20%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Mid
Reels 7x7
Minimum Bet 0.10

Telephone Meter

To the right of the grid sits a Telephone Meter that collects all winning symbols that are part of a winning combination. Filling the Telephone Meter with 15 winning symbols will trigger a random character feature from the following list.

  • Hugo – Adds between 5 and 8 Wilds to the grid in random positions.
  • Scylla – Protects Wilds and up to 2 symbol types, removing all other symbols.
  • Don Crocco – Upgrades between 2 and 5 symbol types and transforms them into other symbols from the paytable.
  • Fernando – Transforms a single symbol type into Wilds.
  • Jean-Paul – Selects a random symbol type and forms a winning cluster.

Filling the Telephone Meter with 35 winning symbols will award the Free Spins round. In addition to this, the Telephone Meter can also be Overcharged. Filling the Telephone Meter with 40, 45, or 50 winning symbols will award a stronger Free Spins round.

Hugo Legacy Free Spins

Once the Telephone Meter reaches 35 winning symbols or more, the Free Spins round is triggered.

  • Triggering the Free Spins round with 35 charges will award 2 Character features.
  • Triggering the Free Spins round with 40 charges will award 3 Character features.
  • Triggering the Free Spins round with 45 charges will award 4 Character features and 5 Wilds.
  • Triggering the Free Spins round with 50 charges will award 5 Character features and 30 Wilds.

Before the Free Spins round begins, you will be able to Gamble your current Free Spins set up in a bid to reach a higher level. Losing any gamble will award a single Character feature only. Please note, the Free Spins gamble does not affect RTP.

During Free Spins, a special Wild Collector feature is in play. Winning Wilds are collected in the first phase. Each collected Wild is added back to the grid in the second phase after all Character features are complete.

Between 5 and 10 Wilds are used in one go, and more will be added to the grid after additional wins. This will continue until all Wilds have been used. Any Wilds that land in the second phase will not be collected.

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Hugo Legacy: Our Verdict

If you’re looking for a game that is based on real events, characters, and people, Play’n GO is the provider to look out for. Play’n GO has quite a portfolio of slots related to heavy metal and boy bands, legendary Darts players, and loveable characters from popular tv shows like this one.

Hugo the Troll has been on many adventures in his time, and some may have forgotten all about him if it wasn’t for Play’n GO keeping his legacy alive in their slots, but what did we think about the latest instalment of the series?

Although celebrating its 30th Anniversary, Play’n GO has taken a more laid-back approach to Hugo Legacy. Hugo Carts picked up the pace with its 25,000x max win capabilities, so we were a little baffled to see that Hugo Legacy is only capable of 3,000x as a max win.

That being said, Hugo Legacy is a fun-filled, quality-assured slot that packs a punch when it wants to. The base game gives you a glimpse into the character features by filling the Telephone Meter with 15 winning symbols. Surprisingly, it doesn’t seem too difficult to reach the first hurdle on the Telephone Meter, but keeping the momentum going to unlock Free Spins becomes more of a challenge.

Collecting 35 winning symbols on the Telephone Meter grants you access to the Free Spins round, and overcharging the meter triggers a stronger Free Spins round, where you will start the round with a number of collected Wilds. This is where the Gamble feature comes in handy if you’ve got the ba*ls to do it, where you can attempt to boost your current Free Spins round for a higher one.

Hugo Legacy probably won’t be the last we see of the series, but if it is, we’re more than happy with the adventures Play’n GO has taken us on with Hugo and the team.