Jack’s back, with the Jack Hammer 2 slot game and he’s ready to hammer more than ever. This time Don Crabby has pinched Jack’s girl, Pearl, and it’s needless to say our noir hero is non too chuffed about it. Not only are we helping Jack hunt down the stinky mob boss and his pinchy fingers, but we’re also helping Jack deal with Crabby’s henchmen in…Jack Hammer 2: Fishy Business.
With it’s visually brilliant comic strip style the original Jack Hammer online slot regularly tops our Most Popular lists. It was surely only a matter of time before NetEnt released a sequel, and unlike most Hollywood follow-ups Jack Hammer 2 is at least as good as the original, if not better.
NetEnt has styled the game in the same comic strip fashion, but this time they treat us to a video intro to give us a spot of back story. This works a treat, fleshing out Jack’s character and involving us in the gameplay even more. The reels themselves are visually stunning, but because of this back story the symbols form our clues to Jack’s mystery. The spilled Fish Barrels, the alluring Pearl, Pearl tied up on the back of Don Crabby’s speed boat. It all adds up, see.
Something else that adds up is the bumper payline production values placed in Jack Hammer 2. The original featured 25 paylines, while Jack Hammer 2: Fishy Business boasts an incredible 99 paylines. Talk about a bumper payout for the sequel!
As if Jack hasn’t hit the pay dirt with 99 paylines (but a b*$ch ain’t one) he’s also gone and ramped up our bonus potential with the return of his Sticky Win feature. Any winning paylines stick on the five reels, while the other reels re-spin until no further wins are scored. Any matching winning symbols or substituting Wilds trigger further re-spins, continuing the Sticky Win feature and potentially making this case a bumper payout for Jack, Pearl and, of course, us.
And just like any good sequel Jack Hammer 2 delivers more of the same action but tweaks it to make it that bit better. This game also delivers a Free Spins round between 10-20 Free Spins, triggered when we land five or more Electric Eel Scatters. During the feature Jack and Don Crabby spar it out through random Wilds, ramping up the action and our win potential.
With stunning visual aplomb NetEnt has taken one of its most popular slots and improved it. The gameplay is more developed, the story more complete and the payout potential more dynamic. Any more of this and Jack will be quitting the PI business and heading for Hawaii with Pearl on his arm.