Feb 27, 2012
Denmark. Known for Vikings, frikadellers and Lego. Also trolls. Like Hugo. If you were a kid there during the 90′s, you probably were a fan of the popular childrens television program Hugo whose main protagonist was a troll. What was unique about this show was that it featured a video game that was played by the audience via a telephone. A player would call the show, then be prompted by a person to control a cartoon character on the TV screen in several scenarios by pressing the number keys on the phone. That’s right, interactive TV in 1990!
This is very much a game for fans of the character, as the game plays to the strengths that made previous games in the franchise such a hit in the 90′s. The old-school simple controls of the games you used to play in the computer lab at school make it easy to learn, and the global scoreboard give you a goal of trying to outscore yourself and everyone else.
There are a lot of children’s characters we don’t get (the Teletubbies still make no sense) and we have to add Hugo to that list; but the Scandinavians love trolls, and if you’re a troll lover, you would love Hugo.