Given Jack Hammer’s popularity, it’s hardly surprising another slot based around him has been brought out for players to enjoy. Jack Hammer 2: Fishy Business offers old-style comic-book graphics of incredible quality. It has no fewer than 99 Paylines (far more than most slot games) across five reels.
The theme is Marvel Comics’ 1930s detective Jack Hammer, as he tackles a fresh case, this time taking on gangster leader Don Crabby, who replaces Evil Dr Wuten as Hammer’s arch-enemy. Look forward to a great free spin round, plus a Sticky Wins respins feature, as you head back to Grand City.
How to play
Jack Hammer 2: Fishy Business is straightforward enough to appeal to newcomers and experienced gamblers alike. Coin sizes range from 1p to 50p, while minimum bet per spin is 50p, the maximum £250.
You won’t find any of the standard symbols here, just some gorgeous graphics. The lower-paying icons include a microphone, gun/violin case, fish barrels, speedboat and a dock.
Meanwhile, the more potentially lucrative symbols are the characters – Goons, Don Crabby, Pearl the obligatory gangster’s moll and, of course, Jack Hammer 2 himself.
Jack Hammer 2 special features
The electric eel is the free spins symbol. The Wild is that word in yellow, comic-book graphics, against a bullet-riddled background. It replaces all symbols bar the Scatter.
Jack himself is the highest-paying symbol, yielding up to 10 times your wager if you land five on a Payline, 1.5x for four, 0.5 for three.
Fishy Business features the customary free spins round, in which you receive freebie whirls for landing at least five of the relevant symbols. It works as follows:
- Five free spin symbols = 10 free spins
- Six free spin symbols = 13 free spins
- Seven free spin symbols = 16 free spins
- Eight+ free spin symbols = 20 free spins
The good news is you can win further free spins during this round, adding to your winnings. What’s more, any wins here are doubled and a Wild appears randomly on a symbol with each spin.
This is another feature of the base game, and it’s a central part of the slot, delivering plenty of action. Land a winning combo and those icons remain frozen for the following spin, which is a freebie.
Should any more symbols be added to this combination, they freeze as well, and again the spin after that is free. This continues until you’re no longer adding to the winning icons when your overall prize is worked out.
In this feature, having 99 Paylines becomes especially useful, since just a single extra symbol can frequently lead to another win.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP in Jack Hammer 2 Fishy Business is pretty generous, at a shade over 97%.
If you’re after a progressive jackpot, you’ll need to look elsewhere. But, above all, it’s the superb graphics and impressive sound effects which are likely to keep you playing Fishy Business.
You’ll also love it if you enjoyed the original game – this rendition stays pretty faithful to the earlier incarnation save for a few minor tweaks to the multiplier and number of free spins.
However, there is one significant change in that there are those 99 Paylines, rather than 25. Let us know your thoughts!