Featuring PI Jack Hammer fighting a mad scientist, the slot offers bold and vibrant retro graphics with a ‘20s soundtrack to match the atmosphere. The symbols, including the eponymous Jack Hammer, Dr. Wüten, a damsel with a phone, a newspaper, a car and a poison vial, all come together to tell the story of how the heroic PI halts Dr. Wüten’s evil plans of carnage in the city.
Features and Gameplay
The game has 25 paylines and five reels, with the stake ranging from between €0.25 to €250 per spin. Jack Hammer features a non-progressive jackpot, though this is fixed at the very notable value of about €10.000.
Compared to many other slots across the market, Jack Hammer has very few additional features, but the €10.000 jackpot makes up for it. There are Wilds, in the form of an onomatopoeic bubble with ‘Wild’ written in it, as well as a Free Spin symbol in the shape of a ticking bomb. These Free Spins symbols grant anywhere between 10 and 30 free spins depending on the number of ticking bombs that appear on the reels. Echoes are earned by completing missions which will help you earn more free spins.
The special feature of the game is what is known as the ‘Sticky Wins’ feature. If a winning combination appears, then the winning symbols remain in place for future spins, allowing for colossal winning combinations to stack up. The winning symbols stay in place for as long as the respins continue to produce winning combinations. If you respin, and no new wins are formed, though, the Sticky Win round ends.
Overall, Jack Hammer is a simple game for simpler times and compared to some of its competitors it can feel a little elementary, but that is the beauty of it. The graphics and the general design are top-notch, and does definitely make up for it. The game is seen as one of the finest examples of comic-themed slot machines, and as a bottom line, the game provides very decent payouts. If you love comics, or love beautiful slots, Jack Hammer is the slot for you.