Few things make me chuckle more when playing a slot than when I come across a game that features the comic book character Hugo. The Danish comic is popular throughout Europe, and has spawned merchandise and media for nearly 30 years. Play'n Go has graced us with Hugo's presence again, this time with the Hugo Goal slot, which sees you trying to win big during a soccer match featuring the character's other friends and enemies.
Hugo Goal is a 3 reel, 5 payline slot machine that takes place on a football pitch complete with a series of animals cheering you on. The artwork is colourful and similar to that which we have seen in the comic series. The game's icons include flags, whistles, watches, soccer boots, balls, an alligator fan, goat broadcaster, Hugo himself, and nemesis Scylla, who serves as a referee. The game's simple paylines and stacked symbols for the creatures make the action easy to follow.
The game's bonus features are also pretty simple, with players able to fill three reels with the same symbol to set off the Penalty Shootout round, where you face five shots for a chance to win higher multipliers based on the saves you make. Hugo serves as a wild, and there's also re-spins that can save you from a losing result for a chance to win big.
Despite the limited number of reels and paylines, this game is a blast to play. I think it's one of my favourite Play'n Go slots that I've had the chance to play recently. The bright visuals and fun features just make me smile, and the fact that I can play it on my smartphone as well is another great bonus. If you're a fan of Hugo, then you need to play this game. Heck, even if you're unfamiliar with the franchise you should give this a play. It's that great.