One of NetEnt’s most popular slot machines now has a sequel. Jack Hammer 2: Fishy Business is the long-awaited follow up to Jack Hammer vs. Evil Dr. Wüten, and features the return of the heroic Jack Hammer. With much of the same classic comic book action, fans of the original are likely to have a lot of fun with the latest Jack Hammer adventure.
About The Game
Jack Hammer 2 is a five-reel slot machine that can be played at NetEnt casinos. This machine falls somewhere between the traditional “pay by the payline” games and the newer-style “all plays” slot games. In Jack Hammer 2, there are 99 different paylines available, meaning that not every single possible line is offered, but that there are still more ways to win than on the typical slot machine. Players need only pay one price to get access to the full 99 lines, and there are ten different betting levels available. Each “level” costs 50 coins, so the maximum bet is 500 times the coin value. It’s a little confusing, but you’ll get the hang of it after a few spins.
The style of this game mirrors that of the first game. The symbols have the style of a classic 1950’s era detective comic, with simplistic coloring schemes and sharp, stylistic drawings. You’ll follow Jack Hammer around as he tries to track down Don Crabby, the villain who has captured the beautiful Pearl.
Along the way, of course, you’ll be matching symbols that represent these characters, as well as lower-value symbols that represent scenes from the adventure in progress (most of which have an appropriately “fishy” feel). The most valuable symbol is that of Jack Hammer himself, who can earn you up to 500 credits on a single payline if you match five of him in a row. There’s also a wild symbol that can substitute for any of these symbols to help make winning combinations.
Most of the time, you’ll be scoring on a lot more than one payline at a time. That’s due not only to the fact that there are so many paylines (meaning even a match of three-in-a-row is likely to hit several paylines by default), but because of one of this game’s best bonuses: the sticky win feature. Every time you score a winning combination, those symbols will lock into place, and the remaining positions will respin. This process will repeat itself until no new wins are created, and only then will you be awarded your prizes. It’s possible to fill most (or even all) of your positions with the same symbol, leading to some massive wins!
Another fun feature is the free spins game. In order to activate this game, you’ll need to hit at least five free spin symbols on the reels (not as difficult as it sounds, thankfully, because of the sticky wins feature). The more symbols you get, the more free spins you’ll earn, up to 20 free spins if you have eight or more symbols on the reels. During your free spins, you’ll have all of your wins doubled, and extra wild symbols will appear on the reels at random.
Jack Hammer 2: Fishy Business is definitely a worthy addition to the Jack Hammer franchise. This machine is now available at most casinos offering NetEnt games.