The comic Dick Tracy was published for the first time in 1931 and was brought to an end in 1977, but Dick Tracey has never been forgotten. Even though Jack Hammer™ isn’t about Dick Tracy himself, you can clearly see NetEnt has been inspired by this brave detective. Although many won’t know who Dick Tracy is, simply because the comic isn’t printed anymore for a long time, many will know him as the brave detective who kept the streets safe. Detective Tracy combines old-fashioned values with 21st-century innovation to capture corporate crooks, computer pirates, polluters, skyjackers, terrorists and gang lords. No wonder NetEnt was inspired by the detective while designing the Jack Hammer™ video slot, although the original characters haven’t been used. But that doesn’t seem to bother the players, as Jack Hammer™ is one of the most popular video slots offered by the many NetEnt Casinos. Not for nothing NetEnt came up with a second version of this popular video slot, logically called Jack Hammer 2™.
Comic themed video slot
Where there are a hero and a pretty lady, there is also a villain. In Jack Hammer™ the villain is named Dr. Evil Wüten and we don’t like him at all. The video slot, on the other hand, is loved by many, not only because of the comic theme but mostly because of the extra features.
Chapeau for the Netent designers responsible for one for the best-designed video slots. Not only is Jack Hammer™ based on a comic, it actually looks like one too. And everybody is there, the hero, the pretty lady and also the villain got a symbol of its own. Even the special symbols responsible for the extra features have been incorporated in the story. The Free Spins symbol is ticking, which is very understandable as these same free spins can result in a huge winning explosion while the Wild is an even more typical comic graphic. And even though it’s hard to write a comic story, with just a few symbols at your disposal, the ever creative designers at NetEnt certainly managed anyway. As always!
Besides a brilliant design and impressive features, Jack Hammer™ also offers a wide variety betting options. Unlike most video slots designed by NetEnt, you can’t touch the number of bet lines which means you can only play with all 25 bet lines activated. This has all to do with the extra features making Jack Hammer™ so popular. The result is a minimum bet of 0.25, available in a multitude of currencies which totally depends on the Netent Casino you will be playing Jack Hammer™. This doesn’t mean you’re out of betting options, the opposite as there are still ten different bet levels and seven coin values to choose from. And this is exactly why Jack Hammer™ is so immensely popular with all type of players as you can either play with 0.25 or with 250.00 and dozens of different betting options in between.
Sticky Win feature
Even though I embraced Jack Hammer’s design, the heart of the game is by far the Sticky Win feature. It’s one of the best features invented and Jack Hammer™ would not be Jack Hammer™ without this feature. The Sticky Win feature will be activated after every single win as the winning symbols are locked into place, while the reels around them spin again just as long as no new winnings will be added. As long as new winning symbols or combinations are coming up, this act of charity will repeat itself without any extra costs for you. Because this feature is the heart of game, you can expect a lot from this feature and even though I know I have to be careful making promises, I dare to say you won’t be disappointed by this Sticky Win feature.
While video slots like Wild Rockets™, Demolition Squad™, and Dragon Island™ offer you an amazing amount of 50 Free Spins, Jack Hammer™ doesn’t have to brag with these amounts. The reason why you will be more than happy with 10+ Free Spins going up to a maximum of 30 Free Spins is because the Sticky Win feature as described before will be activated during Free Spins too. And seriously, when you realise that some of the free spins consist of many more free spins, the total amount of free spins basically ends up higher than in any other game. Five or more of these active between 10 and 30 free spins and with a maximum of 15 Free Spin symbols the chance you’ll be awarded with Free Spins is big. Aiming for nice winnings while playing Jack Hammer™, you won’t be disappointed by either the Free Spins feature and Sticky Win feature while a Wild is involved too, responsible for even more winnings!
Jack Hammer Touch
Although Gonzo’s Quest™ was the first video slots transformed into a Touch® game, it wasn’t long after Jack Hammer™ got a mobile version too. Jack Hammer Touch® is one of NetEnt’s top performing mobile games. Just as in the desktop game you’ll be immersed in the gritty, glamorous underworld of the crime-fighting private eye called Jack Hammer. No Jack Hammer Touch® without the groundbreaking Sticky Win feature, allowing winning symbols to hang around as long as new wins occur, giving you a chance for new or increased winnings. And even though you would expect less quality regarding this innovative feature, you’re expectations are completely wrong as the whole video slot works exactly the same and just as fast as the original.