Hugo Goal is powered by Play ‘N Go and has 3 reels and 5 fixed paylines. Playable from 5p to £100 a spin on all devices, you join Hugo, Afskylia, Don Croco and the Goat in this football themed offering. It comes with 3 bonus features – the best is the Penalty Shoot-Out feature where Hugo attempts to save as many penalties as possible to win a multiplier up to 10x.
Played on a 3×3 reel set, you will see flags, stopwatches, football boots, whistles and footballs on the reels. Other symbols include the Goat, Don Croco and Afskylia – these can appear fully stacked. Hugo is the wild symbol and replaces all symbols – 3 of them on a payline will give you 80 coins.
When it comes to bonus features, there’s the Action Replay feature which is triggered randomly on non-winning spins when 2 full stacks of character symbols appear on the reels – the other reel then respins until you get a winning combination.
If you get 2 full stacks of the football, whistle, football boots, stopwatch or flags symbols and don’t get a winning combination, you will activate the Free Kick feature – the other reel respins once giving you another chance to form a winning combo.
The main attraction is the Penalty Shoot-Out feature which is played when all symbol positions on the reels showcase the same symbol – you then play as Hugo the goalkeeper in order to save as many penalties as possible. With 5 penalties to save, each save will increase the multiplier – starting at 1x, it increases to 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and finally 10x. This multiplier is then applied to the win from the screen full of the same symbol.
The most you can win on each spin is 80 times your stake so a 10x multiplier from the Penalty Shoot-Out feature can result in an 800 times stake win on every spin. It’s medium to high variance and is similar to Fire Joker and Big Win Cat in terms of gameplay – the only difference is the way the multipliers are achieved. If you like the football theme though, there are better slots out there with Yggdrasil Gaming’s Bicicleta and iSoftBet’s Hot Shots recommended.