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Like many of you, I grew up with Hugo. C’mon, you know who I’m talking about: that adorable troll who cruised around on a junky old scooter in the 1990s. Well, he’s back and kicking in Hugo Retro Mania.

Check out what we make of this game in today’s review.


Reviewed version Latest version
1.2.0 2.1.1

Features & Use

Test device: Samsung Galaxy S2 (I9100G)
Android version: 4.0.4
Root: No
As of version: 2.0

As mentioned in the intro Hugo’s glory days were back in the 1990s. Now he’s back as a jump ‘n’ run hero, and this Hugo come-back has got lots of fans talking – but can he achieve the same degree of fame as back then?

In Hugo Retro Mania the Goal is to rescue Hugo from Hexana and safely guide him through a minefield or even mine labyrinth. Both modes contain lots of obstacles such as rolling wagons, spiders and rocks, and you have to ensure that Hugo doesn’t come into direct contact with any of them. In labyrinth mode you will also have to memorise a map so as to remember where the exit is located. There are 30 different labyrinths to choose from. In short: a classic Hugo type gameplay that should delight many a Hugo fan.

Share highscores via Facebook and collect trophies (earning trophies is not particularly hard).

Bottom line:

Hugo Retro Mania is a fresh remake of a video game hero I had long forgotten about. Hard-core fans will find this game to be a must, but if you’re not much of a Hugo fan this may be more of a brief time killer type game for you, seeing as it’s a pretty easy jump ‘n’ run game.

Screen & Controls

Hugo Retro Mania works as it should and the menus are designed in the same way as the rest of the game.

Obstacles can be circumvented by clicking the virtual buttons.

Speed & Stability

The app ran without any lagging and Hugo Retro Mania is made with a lot of attention to detail. That said, graphics are relatively basic.

Price/Performance Ratio

Hugo Retro Mania costs all of EUR0.81, which may not be all that much money, but what you’re getting in exchange isn’t all that much either.

The idea behind this game is cute, but it turns out to be a rather one dimensional gaming experience.


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