Jack Hammer 2

This is a cleverly designed slot which is an entertaining homage to those great old 50s private detective gumshoe style movies which most likely starred Humphrey Bogart or Marlon Brando. This is all achieved in the style of a graphic novel, as the cartoon heavies and hoodlums are pursued by Jack Hammer. In the main game, the evil clawed Don Crabby attempts to kidnap the star singer Pearl, steeling her from under the nose of Jack Hammer himself. The backdrop is a night time American city, as brightly lit skyscrapers illuminate an industrial quayside scene. A B-movie style sound track adds to the atmosphere as the reels run.

Every reel symbol is a sumptuously designed cartoon style depiction of the game’s characters and their action packed escapades. Yet in effect, the reel symbols are not exactly characters or even symbols at all. They are more like scenes from a movie or comic book. Depictions include Jack Hammer, kidnap target Pearl singing with an old style microphone, a moonlit quayside complete with escape boat, the evil Don holding some kind of explosive device, and a couple of his hired goons. There’s no need for any playing card filler as the reels are filled with Kerpow! style comic book action.

This great game can be played on any kind of device, with even the most compact mobile screen able to show this action packed game at its best. The intricately drawn reel scenes are a delight whether you are playing on the go or sat comfortably at your desktop.

Game Play

There is a great range of possible stake levels on this game. You can start from just 50p, and the maximum bet per spin is set at a high roller satisfying £250, with a maximum 99 possible winning lines. The Wild symbol is a “Kerblam!” style bullet-ridden cartoon explosion. This symbol can substitute for all the others apart from the Free Spin. The Free Spin symbol features an electric eel in full shock mode. Get five or more anywhere on your reels to activate your free spins. A basic five earns you ten free goes, but the more symbols you achieve, the more free spins you win. Get eight or more and you are rewarded with a massive twenty free goes. And this is where the action really begins, as Pearl is captured by the evil Don, who attempts to make his getaway by boat. Many of the reel symbols are different during this sequence as the story unfolds. The accompanying music reflects the new action as the reels continue to run with further free spins using the Sticky Wins feature (see below). All winning prizes during the Free Spins feature are doubled.

Special Features

Jack Hammer 2 contains a Sticky Win feature. This is triggered every time you achieve a winning line, or get three or more Free Spin symbols anywhere on your reels. The winning symbols are held and all the others are re-spun. This continues so long as you get a new win. The free spins end when you fail to add to your winning combinations, at which point all your previous wins are paid.

During the formal Free Spins feature, further random Wilds can appear anywhere on your reels. These can substitute for all the other symbols apart from the regular Wild and Free Spin symbols.

Summary

This is a well-designed game which is really fun to play. The Sticky Wilds feature and exciting change of pace during the Free Spin rounds really help this entertaining title to stand out from the crowd.