Jack Hammer Pokie Review

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By: NetEnt


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Game Information:

Jack Hammer by NetEnt is a 15 reels, 25 paylines pokie, inspired by the 1930’s comic book style.

This game features a Sticky Win feature where free spins are awarded for similar symbols appearing close to a cluster.

The Free Spins feature is the games main attraction where players can get up to 30 free spins with all wins multiplied by 3! Jack Hammer pokie is playable on all devices from $0.25 per line.

Jack Hammer Pokie Slot Overview

Available Feature Numbers and Stats
ThemeComic book
SoftwareNetEnt
Release year of Slot2010
Reels5
Paylines25
Top Payout 250,000 coins
Minimum Bet$0.20
JackpotNo
Return To Player Percentage96.96%
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Meet the Comic Characters

NetEnt has done it again and created an amazing graphic design for this game. While there are many other comic or cartoon-based pokies, Jack Hammer stand out from the pack. The background feature a vibrant night sky with a city’s skyline full of yellow lights from every window. Dr. Wuten’s zeppelin is flying above on the right. Payline numbers are bounded in comic-book style on both sides of the screen.

The story comes to life with the games symbols, Jack Hammer being the highest value symbol. Following Jack, the evil cackling Dr. Wuten, a damsel in distress and the classic newspaper boy. The lower value symbols are Dr. Wuten’s blimp, a newspaper, the gangster car, a beaker of bubbling orange poison and a ringing telephone.

While Jack Hammer doesn’t feature any soundtrack for the main game, The Sticky Win feature is accompanied by suspense building dynamic music. Landing a winning combo will start a band style music and the Free Spins mode has an even livelier track playing in the background.

Win Free Spins

Jack Hammer has two exciting features – the Sticky win and Free Spins feature.

The Sticky Win Feature is activated every time you land a winner. The winning symbols are locked into place while the reels continue to spin. If you collect a symbol that is similar to the original wild or win, the symbols lock in place and the process continues.  The respin continues until there is no new symbol or wilds to join the cluster. A payout is then formed featuring all the matching symbols.

The free spins round is triggered by landing five or more free spin scatters.  The more scatters, the more free spins you get:

  • Five scatters = 10 free spins
  • Six scatters= 15 free spins
  • Seven scatters= 20 free spins
  • Eight scatters=25 free spins
  • Nine to fifteen scatters= 30 free spins

Regardless of the number of free spins you get, all payouts during the free spins round are increased by a 3x multiplier.  Landing on five scatters to activate the free spins round is rather hard, and this is where the Sticky Win feature comes into play.

Jack Hammer Payouts

Jack Hammer pokie offers a payout of up to 250,000 coins which is a reasonable yet great offer. Jack Hammer is the highest value symbol and landing five of a kind will award you with 1,000 coins. The evil Dr. Wuten is next in line and landing five of these will grant you 300 coins, as he lets out an evil laugh. Landing 5 woman on the phone symbol will award you 250 coins, and the newspaper boy showing ‘Mad Doctor Threatens Grand City’ is the lowest paying symbol, awarding 200 coins for a cluster of five.

When collectiong 5 of each, the low paying symbols awards you 125 coins for Dr. Wuten’s blim, 100 coins for Jack Hammer car chase, 75 coins for the newspaper and 50 for the ringing phone.

Jack Hammer has an RTP of 96.96%, and while both game features can help you win, the Free Spins feature, where all the wins are tripled is especially helpful and players should try to activate as many free spins as possible.

Our Take

While Jack Hammer might not be the right pokie for everyone, it still is quite impressive! The graphics, the attention to detail in the image and smoothness of its animation makes it one of the best pokies you will come across in terms of design. NetEnt has achieved this by not only including some extra pictures, but also by the games mechanics and impression. The symbols pop out when the Sticky Wilds feature is activated and it gives it a comic book feel that not all comic book based pokies have achieved. This feature is quite different from standard pokie machines and it’s a lot of fun. Jack Hammer is a fun pokie to play, and a wonderful tribute to the overlooked Pulp Fiction comics.

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Last Updated: October 17, 2021