You now remember Hugo

You now remember Hugo

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Used to get really mad watching the show and seeing kids failing the most basic games. In retrospect, there was most likely massive amount of lag between the phone and when you saw it on TV. I can't understand how it was even possible to play it, there was probably some dude in the studio playing and making it to the end so a a couple of callers could win.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's worse is that even if they made it all the way to the end it was still a gamble if you got it right.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        graphics on DOS are better

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, they had the amigas hooked up to the telephone, so whatever button was pressed, would translate to joystick presses. I mean it's as simple as "if phone button pressed is 4 -> press LEFT". Once you have the modem hooked up to listen to incoming numbers, it's easy.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There was a bit of lag, but you also have to keep in mind that the kids playing were controlling the game with their house phone, and thus often sitting (or standing) halfway across the room seeing the TV screen from an awkward angle.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Used to get really mad watching the show and seeing kids failing the most basic games
      Are you me

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this is definitely what happened. i remember one caller was pissed cause he clicked to go right while Hugo went left and the show hosts quickly cut him off kek.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The lag is clearly visible when you watch some videos of the show from back then. Most of the time Hugo reacts correctly to things that he should have reacted to a good few seconds earlier

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Gay.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ill now do my best to forget again

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Better than crash

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I kind of miss that Hugo shitposter

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        me too. the shitposters we get now aren't even entertaining.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wish I didn't

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hugo phone game?

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there's a rumor saying those games were fake because it'd be impossible to play due to the delay between the television and the telephone

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >there's a rumor saying those games were fake because it'd be impossible to play due to the delay between the television and the telephone

      They weren't fake. We had a shitload of them over here, from simple domino to being able to play Super Mario Bros on a NES on a live show by phoning in:

      They even talk about how it worked on the same principle as fax machines.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what do you think the input lag was? 500ms?
        those Hugo games needed precision to play, they weren't turn based like domino

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The kid on that video can beat the first few levels of Super Mario and even make perfect jumps on the flagpole at the end on each level, so it couldn't have been too bad.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            he died a lot, and made mistakes typical of someone playing with a lot lag

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >he died a lot, and made mistakes typical of someone playing with a lot lag

              It was a gift show where you could win stuff based on the amount of points you can get in the game, so it was a common tactic to use the turtle shell on stage 1 to rack up 10k points and die, then repeat while you had lives. I used to watch the show when it aired on TV, everyone played it like that.

              also note that the people who phoned in were CHILDREN. I doubt you played Mario Bros better when you were 6 years old.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Didn't expect a random Hungarian video in this thread. I listened to the video and he doesn't explain how this was done. Did the guy have a special NES at home and was essentially streaming the game to the TV station? Because I don't understand how was he able to run and jump at the same time without a controller. You wouldn't be able to do that using a phone dial.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I listened to the video and he doesn't explain how this was done
          He mentions some time in the middle that they keep getting questions about how it works, and he says that it uses the same principle as the fax machine. Probably also required a tone dial phone. Apparently they also had to send out button press phones to some of the kids since those were very rare in Hungary in 1990.

          The kid playing in the video is active in the youtube comments section btw. He says he played it in the studio, they had a NES hooked up to a phone and to the broadcast, and there was a 1-2 second lag. And that the kid also had a NES and spent a lot of time practicing the game at home.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >The kid playing in the video is active in the youtube comments section btw.
            Interesting, because I don't see any comments from the uploader on that video. Am I getting region locked from the YouTube comment section?

            I figured they had to some kind of setup beforehand, because they had a picture of him in the broadcast. Watching the video though, we're given the impression that he is playing from home. Do you think this was done to make the NES seem more advanced than it is? Because from the sounds of it, they could have just had him come into the studio at that point. Would have been cheaper for everyone involved.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >They even talk about how it worked on the same principle as fax machines.
        That just raises further questions. A fax machine has a modem and encodes arbitrary bitmaps as audible noise. To say it works like a fax machine implies a client device being used by the end user to send encoded controller information to the studio, not just a plain old touch tone phone.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The fax machine comment was made by the game show host so possibly not technically accurate. I think what they meant was that they take the incoming tones and convert it to data they can feed into the NES. Which, again, is not that difficult, and consider this was done in a country who started developing NES games by reverse engineering the ICs (then before publishing, Nintendo asked them where they got the devkits from...).

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The only Hugo I know is a little pink dude that walks through Haunted Mansions or jungles with voodoo people.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some minigames are easy but others bs like picrel.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >polish people were so poor that they made a television game show out of a java phone game
    It's so ridiculous it's brilliant

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's a Dutch show debilu

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know anything about the technology involved but I'd also assume that you cannot transmit two button presses at once, if you're relying on tones. All the button presses would have to be done in sequence, which makes sense for a game like in the OP (left and right) but how would you capture movement of someone pressing "right", jumping, and running at the same time?

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There was a short lived version with the witch where they played PS1 games over phone.
    That must have been a nightmare

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Destruction Derby played over phone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuoCxNxa5UY

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I recently beat one of the PS1 games (Quest for the Sun stones), I liked it, it's short and sweet.
    I think there's two more platformers (Black Diamond Fever and Evil Mirror), maybe I should check them.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is this trying to copy mario sunshine?
      >2008 nintendo
      Wait a second...

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In Turkish Hugo a kid has said fuck Hugo after he lost. Presenter tried to calm him said entire Turkey is watched. Kid has said fuck you and entire Turkey.
    All these years presenter of the show has lied said such an event didn't took place. He said there are no records available. (Fucker even destroyed the records) If proven I will buy a car to person who proves it. ((Fact checkers)) believed him said that was an urban rumor.
    A few weeks ago they found cameraman of the show. He explained everything in detail. We have proof such an event took place.
    It's not a fucking urban rumor. They tried taking away one of the best part of our childhood.
    Fuck Hugo
    Fuck Tolga Abi (presenter of the show)
    Fuck entire Turkey

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds pretty obsessive if it ain't bullshit anon
      There was actually a similar situation in Polish kid television, but in that case it was either the host or the voice actor for the main character, which was a teddy bear (can't remember which). Basically at the end of one of the episodes, the guy thinking they're already off the air said something like "and now dear children, kiss the bear in the ass". Obviously, they were still live.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        kek
        As for story here
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_(game_show)#Turkey
        >An often repeated urban legend tells of a boy shouting obscenities at both Hugo and the show's host Tolga upon losing in his game before being cut off, with many claiming having witnessed this aired on live television, although such incident has been denied by Tolga himself and there is no record of it..[149][150]
        There was a video released a few weeks ago with cameraman of the show who explains the whole event. It's in Turkish though.

        *Türkiye

        Never! Unless you also change the name of the animal to turkiye.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Fake story. Recently some internet beggar posted a video of the show's cameraman's video but it sounds fake as well. Amına koyim incident never happened

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      *Türkiye

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why are European characters almost always ugly?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        would

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        mommy

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cмeх cмeхoм, a зa мнoй вoeнкoм пpиeхaл.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember the most beautiful mom conducting the TV program of this game. Every year she was pregant with a new baby, maybe my mind doesn't remember correctly. But truly a wonderful sight as a kid.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You now remember Hugo

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I still want to fuck that bratty vixen

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that's Jungle Jack.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the non tv show ones are decent (until hoola holiday)

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >In Brazil, the Hugo show on CNT Gazeta (later Hugo Game) peaked at 500% above the expected rating level, with the record of 1.8 million callers in a single day, resulting in fires at two overwhelmed telephone exchange offices.

    Shit was hot

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That game had to be one of the most expensive games to play. How much did they charge per minute to play? Probably the same as it costs to call sex workers, I'd imagine.

      >For Hugo and its related television program projects, ITE made the custom-built computer system named ITE 3000, able to convert telephone signals into control commands for the characters in the game, allowing the callers to remotely interact with the action on TV from their homes during the live broadcast. This complex and difficult to use system was based on two Amiga 3000 computers combined with a new audio control system, MIDI sampler, DTMF system, and other hardware, all of which reportedly cost $100,000.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And when you called, but couldn't play (they'd choose one caller, after all), I bet they made you wait on the line, too.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          In our country it worked like this:
          You would call the studio after the show ended, there would be a 30 minute window where you could call. You would send in a sentence about the current level (every week it would be a different stage, forest, mountain, etc) and they would "pick" three winners (though they probably just bundled in the best answers, always limericks, and then drew three out of a hat) and then the studio would actually call the winners, not the other way around.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That sounds actually reasonable then.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah. It beats the studio having to wait for someone to call them.
              I remember some episodes having dropped calls and the host going "do NOT call us. Just stand by your phone, we will call you" like a lying casting director.
              Oh and I just remembered, every Friday they didn't get calls. On Fridays they would take one winner from each day before (Mon-Thu) and have them in the studio to play live, but only callers who would actually save Hugo's family, for a chance at a big prize. It's a small country so it wouldn't be too long a drive for most families.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                In Sweden they didn't use phones at all, everyone just played in the studio all the time.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        We had Hugo well into the 2000s in my country, I wonder if they still used the same amigas.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >expensive
        in Brazil you would have to call during the week to leave your name on a list and if your name was chosen they would call you back when the show aired so it only cost the price of a regular phone call. Unfortunately, every fucking kid was calling the same number so I was never able to even let my name on said list

        The lag is clearly visible when you watch some videos of the show from back then. Most of the time Hugo reacts correctly to things that he should have reacted to a good few seconds earlier

        I remember some kids complaining on air that they had pressed the button but the character didn't respond and these complaints were very frequent. I guess that the only ones able to beat the game were the ones smart enough to quickly master the delay and adjust their timings accordingly

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Here is a collection in spanish
    https://sites.google.com/view/ajugarconhugopc/juegos

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I guess most of these were released between 2002 and 2005.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I played the first two. Remakes with 3d graphics and hard af.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    where can i download pic related hugo games? all i get is some different hugo games that are not this hugo. where these tv hugo games on ps1?

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember the Hugo posting

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm so glad to see a Hugo thread made by polish people so i can see what they though of it back then.

    In Russia Hugo (or Kuzya) was so popular - we even STILL got some of his phrases as memes. "Hy чтo...пoпиздили пo-тихoнeчкy?".
    However we had the "roll" phone instead of buttons-phone so i was never be able to try it.

    I wonder how much did it cost to play the game...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hugo got all the pretty women. A troll had a harem!
      In Argentina me got picrel.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm chilean and Hugo was popular here, I have seen people from Argentina and Brazil that also love the little guy.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm so glad to see a Hugo thread made by polish people so i can see what they though of it back then.
      It was pretty damn popular here, at least up to like 2003. Most kids loved it. My parents never allowed me to call it because of the costs though, it was in fact quite expensive.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      it's first time i'm hearing about this "meme", sounds cool however, also i doubt the original phrase included profanity.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We had SF2 and there wasn't down block. the first guy gets a knock down wins the game.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They didn't take my fucking call.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Yuropoor character designs
    >even once

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh man it was my childhood dream to call and play on this show, but here in Argentina the show aired at around 11am, when most kids were still on the house getting ready to go to school, but since i went to school in the morning (7am to 12am) when i get back home i was only able to catch the end of the program
    fun fact: here in Argentina we also had our own rip-off Hugo show, it was called Kito Pizza, it played exactly like Hugo with the caller having to press the number that was prompted by the presenter on the phone
    With the difference that the game used early CGI graphics very similar to Reboot and also it was also bout delivering pizza
    it seems the game itself is lost media right now

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kino Pizza was great.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      in italy we also had a bootleg (not hugo though, i think) about the lion chocolate bar. it was cool i think, better than this hugo thing at least.

  31. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Architect Hugo

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Ancient Hugo

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