The NetEnt Jack Hammer Slot is based on the crime-busting, comic-book private eye of the same name. Enter his gritty film noir world of the 1930s, as you take on the evil Dr Wuten over 15 separate reels and 25 fixed Paylines.
You have the choice of playing on a desktop or on the go. And you’ll enjoy the comic-style graphics, complete with the purple night sky and the cityscape in silhouette with its glowing yellow windows.
The dastardly Dr Wuten flies overhead as a background blimp to the right of the screen. He’s caught in the beam of (presumably) Hammer’s spotlight. Payline numbers come in comic-book word bubbles lining the screen’s sides, providing a consistent design.
How to play
If you like your games simple, you’ll be glad to learn there’s nothing overly complicated about Jack Hammer Slot.
Suspenseful music builds during the Sticky Wins round, while there’s big band-style playing every time you land a winning combo, plus a perky track for the free spins round. (There’s also a volume control function, not something all slots offer.)
The icons all come from the story, with hero Jack himself the highest-paying symbol, followed by his nemesis Dr Wuten, then a distressed damsel, then a newspaper boy.
Lower-paying symbols include the blimp, a car driven by gangsters, a newspaper (headline Mad Doctor Threatens Grand City), a phone and some orange poison, simmering away in a beaker.
NetEnt’s advanced Autoplay function is here, which you can set to roll up to a thousand spins, programming it to stop, for example, when you reach certain losses or earnings.
Play from between 25p and £250 per spin. Coin sizes in the game range from 1p to £1 and there are 10 betting levels.
Jack Hammer special features
Sticky Wins feature
Launch this with at least three ‘tick-tock’ bomb free spin icons. The reels containing the winning symbols remain in place, while the others keep rolling for as long as fresh winning combinations are available. The process continues until no new symbol or Wild joins the cluster.
This is the main event in Jack Hammer Slot as far as bonus features are concerned. Launch it by landing a minimum of five free spin Scatters. What’s more, it has a 3x multiplier which can rapidly enhance your winnings by trebling them.
The structure means that if you get between nine and 15 Scatters, you land 30 free spins. Eight gives you 25, seven 20, six 15 and five wins you 10.
Return to Player (RTP)
At a nice round 97%, the Return to Player for Jack Hammer Slot is a little higher than the industry standard.
You will appreciate the simple gameplay structure of Jack Hammer Slot, the private eye theme and the clear labellings and clean design as well as the interesting, original graphics.
Look forward to a blast from the past with some good, clean retro comic-book fun that lets you win up to 3,000x stake with every free spin. And, by the way, there’s also a sequel – Jack Hammer 2: Fishy Business.
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