When a slot performs well, players can generally expect to see a sequel before long if slots tradition is to be believed. The likes of Starburst do not necessarily lend themselves well to the idea of a follow up game, but the comic book stylings of Jack Hammer were ripe for enhancement. NetEnt delivered not long after the launch of the first game with Jack Hammer 2 – Fishy Business, and to say that this is a bigger game would be something of an understatement. The 25 lines of the first slot have been replaced with a massive 99, making this one of the biggest mobile gaming opportunities around, even to this day. The iconic sticky wins of the previous title continue to play a part too, as do free spins, and given how much we loved the first game, we know that there will be some real thrills involved with this one too.
What to Expect
The theme has not changed much, although they rarely do on slots sequels, and players will continue to be able to get their excellent fix of comic book detective action here on this one with some truly stunning stylised graphics. The 99 lines ensure that barely a spin goes by without a win landing, and the wild card makes frequent appearances to ensure that those wins keep on coming. When they do, the iconic Jack Hammer sticky wins come into play, with the contributing symbols sticking where they are while everything else on the board spins once more. Improve your current win or add in a new one with different symbols and those respins will keep on coming for as long as they continue to build up.
The sticky wins also have an impact on the free spins bonus, not least because players will need to land at least five scatters in order to pick up any spins at all. Ten are the reward at the lower end once again, although the number of qualifying scatters is now capped at eight and twenty spins, which is a slight downgrade from the first game. The multiplier has been cut from three to two as well, but we cannot complain too much as there are effectively four times as many win lines on Jack Hammer 2 as on the first game.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
We love the Jack Hammer franchise as a whole and Jack Hammer 2 offers players a real choice in terms of which of the games they want to play. You can rest assured that the overall return percentage across both games is identical and that boils down to the fact that players that find 99 lines too difficult to keep track of on mobile screens will prefer the first one, but those that like their games to be as big and impressive as possible will definitely side with the sequel. Both are great games in their own right and represent a pair of our most highly recommended NetEnt mobile slots.