Jack Hammer Vs. Evil Dr. Wüten Slot
Jack Hammer, or Jack Hammer Vs. Evil Dr. Wüten, is a 5-reel, fixed 25-pay line online slot from NetEnt. An original game, and a very popular one at that (so much so that less than two years later it spawned a sequel: Jack Hammer 2 – Fishy Business), Jack Hammer is a private investigator with an eye for solving crime and attracting hot babes. This slot is presented in comic book style, and the reels spin in each separate horizontal strip rather than across the entire screen. In this game, Jack Hammer must help protect 'Grand City' against the fiendish fantasies of the evil Dr. Wüten, and while he does that he will hopefully score you a few a few crime-busting jackpots.
You can start each spin by selecting your coin value from 0.01 to 1.00, and your bet level from one to ten. All 25 lines are in play at all times, so your total stake is always your coin value multiplied by your bet level, multiplied by 25. To win one of the available prizes, you just need to land at least three identical symbols in sequence on an active payline from the left-hand hand reel.
Payout & bonus rounds
Payouts start at 5x your stake-per-line for three flask, telephone or newspaper symbols, up to 1,000x for five of our favourite gum shoe.
The one aspect of the game that caused it to become one of the most popular slots on the net when it was first released is the 'Sticky Wins' feature. Any winning combination of symbols is automatically held an a re-spin triggered. Sticky wins keep on being triggered until no new wins appear at which point total winnings are totted up and added to your slots balance.
The 'Wild' symbol acts as a (go on… guess) wild symbol and substitutes for all other symbols.
Evil Dr. Wüten's ticking time bomb acts as the scatter symbol and triggers a number of free spins, spending upon how many of them appear on the reels:
- Five symbols = 10 free spins
- Six symbols = 15 free spins
- Seven symbols = 20 free spins
- Eight symbols = 25 free spins
- Nine or more symbols = 30 free spins
All wins during free spins are tripled.
Not only is Jack Hammer Vs. Evil Dr. Wüten great fun to play, it is also nicely generous with a 97 percent return-to-player. The 'sticky win' features can be genuinely exciting as re-spin after re-spin is triggered, and the playing arena fills with winning symbols. It doesn't require the hire of a private detective to investigate why Jack Hammer Vs. Evil Dr. Wüten remains one of NetEnt's most popular slots. Remember kids, crime doesn't pay, but this slot might.