With the Netent Jack Hammer slot game the noir detective genre is given the full Net Entertainment treatment here, pulsating like the city that Jack loves and hates in equal measure. The good news for us is that we’re not on his naughty list, we’re on the good list that let’s us have a blast on this outrageously entertaining online slot.
Firmly on Jack Hammer’s naughty list is Evil Dr. Wüten, though you’d think if he wanted to take over the world he should drop the “Evil” to get himself on more gust lists. Anyway, this is pure comic strip genius from NetEnt, bringing the reels to life with this Jack Hammer comic strip tale. Through fine artwork and brilliant game design this could be an actual strip – the narrative clearly told through pictures that also form the game’s five reels and 25 paylines.
Jack Hammer is naturally our top-paying symbol, not least because he’d probably get offended and shoot us if he wasn’t. Dr. Wüten closely follows Jack, with the other characters and props of this story making up the rest of the symbols in a visual comic strip feast.
Just like Jack is trying to make some clues stick to the trail of Dr. Wüten, Jack Hammer’s Sticky Win feature makes even single line wins stick. All of our winning symbols stick to the reels while the others re-spin until no further wins are had. As long as a winning symbol of the same kind – or a wild to substitute for it – comes up trumps to form part of a winning payline the Sticky Win feature continues. In effect, we could have all five reels covered with the same symbol by the end of the feature, with the resultant riches that would ensue. It sure beats $15 a day plus expenses.
Aside from Jack Hammer’s Sticky Win potential, we can also launch the game’s Free Spins feature by landing five or more Free Spin Time Bomb Scatters. Landing five will grant us 10 free spins, while landing 9-15 offers up a massive 30 free spins, with all Free Spin wins tripled.
This is noir comic strip at its best – with tongue firmly in cheek. No doubt Jack would make some glib remark at that point about tongues in cheeks, and that is the only way that NetEnt could have improved this online slot – with some neatly placed in-game audio to further bring this title to life. That said, there is enough visual depth and bonus potential here to keep any gamer happy until the Hammers come home.