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Title:  Hugo Carts
Developer: Play'n Go
Reels: 5
Rows: 4
Paylines: 1,024
RTP: 96.23% | 94.24% | 91.24% | 87.19% | 84.18%
Free Spins/Multiplier: 7-33/1-10x
Max Win: 25,000x
Max Win Probability: 1 in 1,000,000,000
Volatility: High
Min/Max Bet: 0.10/20
Release Date: August 26, 2021

 

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Hugo Carts: Slot Overview

Hugo, the loveable troll, feels like he's been around forever. However, if you haven't specifically played a game Hugo has starred in, it's unlikely you will have heard of him. Despite being available on just about every gaming console and computer since the 1990s, Hugo hasn't cracked it like say Mario has, possibly because he's more of a European phenomenon. It's virtually impossible to sum up Hugo's video game journey due to the sheer number of releases, but his crossover to online gambling is easier to track. Here, he fell into the hands of Play'n GO for a number of slots of varying quality. This one, Hugo Carts, has shaped up to be the best of the bunch, offering several useful features and impressive winning potential.


The name might be similar, but Hugo Carts doesn't see the triple toed troll race his buds around wacky racecourses, Mario Cart style. Instead, the scallywag has gone underground with his missus Hugolina to scoop up as much gold as they can carry. This is no stroll through a mine shaft scooping up ore, as baddie Scylla is on their tail. What this means from a player's perspective is a cartoon mine setting, containing more crystals than gold, played on a 5x4 sized grid, providing 1,024 ways to win – though ways expand via features. If you're into the whole Hugo experience, you'll probably be down with the visuals. However, like others in the range, Hugo Carts can feel a bit kiddy at times.

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Either Play'n GO took on board criticism of earlier Hugo slots being relatively 'soft' games, or they've just gone with the prevailing high volatility, high potential trend. Whatever their motivation, Hugo Carts is indeed a highly volatile game; this aspect is rated 8 out of 10, and it dangles some big win numbers to inspire players. Default RTP is 96.23%, though it may be found lower, so be vigilant before following Hugo down the mine. An array of stakes are on hand to suit most gamblers from 10 p/c to £/€100 per spin – available on any device.


Hugo Carts awards a win for landing three to five matching symbols adjacent on the game panel, starting from the first reel. Symbols are a tad generic made up as they are of bright 10-A card icons as the low pays, followed by spades, pickaxes, lamps, and hard hats. Values for the high pay symbols vary from 1.5 to 3 times the stake for a five-of-a-kind combination. Wild nugget bags pop up on all reels to substitute for any of the pay symbol types. Also, wild win lines are worth up to 10x the stake.

 

Hugo Carts: Slot Features

The 4 bonus features in Hugo Carts are a little unusual. There’s some decent variety on offer thanks to the re-spins and associated modifiers. There’s also a free spin bonus where the modifiers can really come into their own.

 

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Re-Spin features
The Re-Spin features trigger when you land 1 of the 3 character symbols on the middle 3 reels or a winning combination made up of 1 of these characters. A re-spin then follows, complete with the character’s own modifier:


Hugolina Re-Spin feature: this triggers when you land Hugolina on reel 2. Between 2 and 5 symbol multipliers are then added to the reels increasing the number of ways you can make a winning combination. Each multiplier can be worth up to 10x.
Hugo Re-Spin feature: when Hugo appears on reel 3, you’ll receive a re-spin with between 2 and 5 wild gold nugget symbols added to random positions on the reels. A payout calculation is made with the wilds in position.
Scylla Re-Spin feature: Scylla landing on reel 4 awards a re-spin with between 5 and 9 mystery symbols added to the game grid. These all transform into the same matching symbol. A new payout consideration is made with the matching symbols in place.

 

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Free Spins feature
To trigger the Free Spins feature, land 3 or more bag of gold scatters anywhere on the reels on the same spin. On any base game spin, you could see Don Croco appear. He drops 2 scatters onto the reels to greatly boost your chances of triggering the free spins. Anyway, here’s what you’ll be rewarded with initially:


3 Hugo scatters = 7 free spins
4 Hugo scatters = 9 free spins
5 Hugo scatters = 11 free spins

 

Before the free spins begin, 1 symbol out of Hugo, Hugolina and Scylla is chosen at random. The chosen character’s modifier will become active on each free spin. This can result in symbol multipliers up to 10x, up to 5 wild gold nuggets or transforming mystery symbols on every free spin.

 

Landing 3, 4 or 5 dynamite scatters on the same free spin delivers a retrigger. Not only will you receive another round of free spins. You’ll also activate a second character modifier. Another retrigger adds more free spins and also unlocks the third character modifier. This means up to 33 free spins with 3 character modifiers in play.

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Hugo Carts: Slot Verdict
Cranking out another Hugo slot, using a theme as common as mining might seem like a fall-back option, yet the game has been so efficiently designed Hugo Carts can't help but entertain. It's got those respins with modifiers fleshing out the base game, and the pay ways compensate for the average symbol values. The only potential issue really is how you feel about Hugo crossing over to slots in the first place. Since this originally occurred back in 2016, and the franchise has been surprisingly popular, most players have probably made their peace with it by now.


Hugo Carts follows on from Hugo's Adventure, which saw the range take on a harder edge, mathematically speaking. While technically not as volatile, though you'll hardly notice the difference, Hugo Carts certainly offers a shed load more in regards to max winnings. Getting the trio of chums dumping their modifiers onto each free spin will help crack the top prize, which has been noted as 25,000x the bet – far surpassing anything Hugo has done in the past. For players who want to know what they are up against, the 25k has a probability of 1 in a billion spins of occurring.

 

If you like your slots volatile with a ton of potential reward to match the risk, then Hugo Carts is arguably the best of the franchise so far. Play'n GO has also managed to strike something of a happy middle ground too. Meaning, Hugo Carts is not as childish looking as some have been before, but you still get plenty of those charming troll feels when playing.

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