About Jack Hammer 2
This fact is clearly illustrated in the opening movie, which shows Jack at the awards ceremony where he’s thanked for saving the city in the original game. However, all is not what it seems as they say in the trade as Don Crabby makes an impromptu appearance, kidnapping the beautiful nightclub singer, Pearl, leaving only one course of action for our hero. As you’d expect with a slot machine modeled on a comic book character, Jack Hammer 2- Fishy Business has a distinctly comic book look and feel.
The reel game is arranged like a comic frame, complete with gutter, and rather than having a reel structure, each ‘pane’ in the frame can spin independently, which helps with the sticky wins reel system that we’ll be discussing later in the review. The sonics are suitably good, reminiscent of a Dick Tracy cartoon strip. All in all another top notch production from the guys down at NetEntertainment. The base game in Jack Hammer 2- Fishy Business gives you a huge number of pay-lines, 99, for just one bet of 50 coins. This gives you a ton of winning opportunities and Net Entertainments haven’t been stingy with the prizes either – there’s still some pretty big pay-outs available for hitting five symbol combinations, giving you loads of winning potential in the base game.
Jack Hammer 2 – Fishy Business uses a very innovative re-spin system on the reels known as ‘sticky wins’. If you hit any win, then this locks in place and all the remaining stop spaces on the grid are spun again. If you then hit more winning symbols, again these hold in place and the rest of the stop spaces on the grid spin. This process continues until your spin gives you no additional symbols, or the grid is completely filled with winning lines. Needless to say, this can lead to some pretty tasty prize hauls straight off the reels.
Stop in five or more of the electric eel scatters (you only need stop in three to start a sticky wins re-spin with these symbols) to get yourself into the Jack Hammer 2 – Fishy Business free spin round. The more electric eels you hit, the more spins you’re rewarded with, with a maximum of 20 free spins coming your way if you can hit eight or more of this shocking symbol. Then it’s off to the second set of reels where you’ll take your free spins. During this round, random wilds will appear on the reels, helping you complete even more big winning pay-out combinations. Naturally the sticky wins reel mechanism is still in place.