Didn’t expect to hear Hugo brought up on the show, man that franchise was pretty strange. The games are probably relatively simple, because they are based on a TV game show, where caller-ins had to be able to control it with just their phone-pads. It’s actually kind of neat technologically for it’s time I guess.
Notice that Hugo the character (outside of the simple games) seems to function similarly to a virtual youtuber, but from the 90’ies.
I think I saw some version of this once or twice as a kid and played one of the PC games at someones house, but can’t say that it is something I have any nostalgia for. I more clearly remember some parodies of it, particularly related to the horrible voice used for the character. I guess, they knew what they were doing as it became very popular, but it’s incredibly grating to listen too. I’m surprised by how big this franchise actually is though, the game show was apparently imported to 40 countries…always thought it as just some strange local Danish thing.