Jack Hammer 2: Fishy Business is the second installment of the highly popular Net Entertainment game, Jack Hammer vs. Evil Dr. Wuten. In it, Jack Hammer, the crime fighter and private investigator, battles the claw-handed Don Crabby, and rescues Pearl, a beautiful damsel in distress.
The game still has the colourful comic book-inspired drawings of both the characters and the Grand City. The brief opening scene introduces the characters and symbols with the higher-value ones presented in two renderings.
At first glance, the game appears to have the standard three row and five reel design but that changes as soon as the spin button is pressed. Instead, each icon moves independently so that there are actually 15 separate reels for spinning!
Each character and symbol has its own value. Jack, the hero who may be smiling or fighting, has obviously the highest value. Pearl, who may either be crying in distress or holding a microphone, has the second-highest value.
Don Crabby, the villain, possesses the third-highest value; he’s usually either grimacing or smiling. Don’s Goons have the lowest value of all the characters; they are rendered either beaten up or ready to fight.
The symbols include a motorboat, a vintage microphone, an empty gun case, a dock scene, and a barrel of fish. These have lower values than the characters. There’s an amazing 99 separate lines, which represents a big opportunity for players to win. But these can’t be customized because of their fixed design.
The good news: You can change the bet amount before every spin. Just use the buttons below the reels. You may change a single coin’s value and increase it, too. You may also change the best level.
Jack Hammer 2 also offers a few game specialties aside from the reels layout. First, the Sticky Win perk can be triggered by the appearance of three or more free spins icons or by a winning bet line. Second, a wild icon (i.e., an explosion icon) can substitute for all other icons except for the free spin icon.
The free spin round will be triggered by the free spin symbol, an electric eel image. You have to get five or more of these icons on your screen before you can receive any of the free rounds.
A few general rules to keep in mind regarding the free spins:
You may have to bet a relatively substantial amount before winning considerable amounts. If you have a small balance, you may want to up the ante for this reason. The free spins may seem great but these can be difficult to win and they also have small winnings attached to them.
These cons aside, Jack Hammer 2 offers more paylines while a few of the free spins have x2 multiplier effect. The sticky wins mode also makes it a more interesting game to play while the pay table is more than sufficient for most players.
Online slot lovers who enjoyed Jack Hammer will be happy with Jack Hammer 2 as it elevates the first version of the online slot game.