Hugo: The Little Hero Makes A Big Comeback

Press release for immediate release:

London, UK – February 22:

Independent Danish-based games company, Krea Media are proud to announce the revival of plucky troll, Hugo 25 years on from his debut as a leading interactive game character on terrestrial TV in UK and Ireland.

Indulge in the celebratory status of little big hero, Hugo in this compelling cave running arcade game on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices: Hugo Retro Mania priced at £0.69/€0.79

Hugo enchanted television screens in the 1990s as the world’s first genuine interactive game. 25 years on, and the little big hero is a household name in 40 countries. His fearless comeback has scored success with Top 3 chart positions in the iTunes appstore across 15 countries.

Play your role in the little big hero’s epic fantasy adventures. Scurry through mines, avoid runaway trolleys, jump pitfalls and falling rocks by titling the device; collect a swag of jewels – gold, diamonds and rubies - whilst fending off attacks from old arch enemies, Sculla the ruthless witch, and Don Croco the malevolent crocodile.

Hugo Retro Mania will appeal to those who fell in love with Hugo the first time around, since Krea Media have captured the magic of the original gameplay on modern day smartphones: battle against the clock to snatch back the heroic Hugo’s wife, Hugoline and 3 children from the evil clutches of arch enemy, Sculla.

With three different game modes, and careful game balancing, Hugo Retro Mania has enough content to hold the attention of a broad audience: from the casual gamer; to the fans of twitch-based arcade gameplay.

Discover a treasure chest of features:

·         Features brand new ‘lava’ levels

·         3 different game modes designed to appeal to a broad audience

·         Includes the original gameplay with intuitive controls adapted for smartphones

·         Compete against you friends in a local Scoreboard

·         Challenge fans of Hugo around the world through the Global Scoreboard

·         Collect up to 15 trophies on your adventures

·         Publish your score to Facebook and Game Center

Little hero, big facts:

·         Hugo was one of the world’s frist interactive phone games

·         Has won ‘Best TV entertainment awards in more than 8 countries

·         He’s adored by 1.2 million fans on facebook

Follow his adventures through social media:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hugo.net

Strap yourself in for the game trailer: http://bit.ly/hugoretromaniatrailer

Hugo Retro Mania has tunneled his way onto multiple devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, PlayStation PSP Minis and PC. He’s a friend to all with the game being accessible in 17 different languages.

How far can you travel down the mines?

About Hugo Retro Mania

Help Hugo get along in the mine. While Hugo was out looking for gold, diamonds and rubies in the mines, he crossed the paths of his evil enemies the wicked witch Sculla and Don Croco, the dangerous crocodile. Help Hugo escape them as well as an array of disgusting spiders, while avoiding stepping on sticks of dynamite, and being hit by runaway trolleys, sudden rock falls, dangerous pitfalls, and much more. Hugo Retro Mania is a spellbindingly exciting high-score game where you can compete against the high-score of your friends or yourself. Play today and see who can take Hugo furthest down the mine.

About Hugo Hugo entered the world in 1989 with the express purpose of providing interactive entertainment. Hugo was a television game, where the gamer – guided by a TV game-show host – would steer Hugo along using the pushbuttons of his/her landline phone. The game was franchised out to more than 40 other countries making a roaring success. In 2009, The Royal Library in Denmark declared Hugo to be one of the core representatives of the national digital cultural heritage.

About KREA Medie

KREA Medie A/S is the company behind the well-known games Hugo and Skipper & Skeeto. KREA Media publishes computer games for children and, in the course of the last 15 years, the company has developed a considerable insight into how computer games are played by children and kindred spirits.  


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