Anyone who’s visited an online casino recently will have been amazed by the range and variety of slots on offer. From film franchises to lucky leprechauns and from magic crystal mines to Aladdin’s caves, you’ll find them all, and more. But, until now, we’ve never come across one that harks back to the classic noir thrillers from writers like Dashiel Hammett and Raymond Chandler – but Jack Hammer is just such a slot.
In fact Jack Hammer is a pretty close cousin of the hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer created by Mickey Spillane and immortalised on screen in the TV series by Stacy Keach.
Basing the game on the show
To give it a unique twist the Jack Hammer slot uses the graphic style of a comic book and is firmly placed in the 1930s and 40s America. 888casino, the reputable and veteran online casino, offer a highly sophisticated slot game that is very popular among a large number of players.
The frames of a classic comic translate perfectly into the symbols and reels on the slot game. This innovative idea, coupled with the opportunity to win large sums of money has ensured the success of the Jack Hammer slot. Many of the classic comic images also work perfectly in the context of the slot too. For example there’s the ringing phone, so often the bringer of shocking news in this genre of story, the paper boy calling out the latest headlines as well as the speeding car complete with Jack Hammer firing from the window.
In the slot the enemy who he has to overcome is the evil Dr Wuten who is determined to wreak havoc with bombs and vials of mysterious orange liquid.
The game itself
It’s a 5 reel, 25 pay line slot with a coin value range of 1p up to £1 with a 10 coins per line maximum. It also has some very appealing features designed to keep even the most demanding players satisfied.
For example there’s the sticky win which means that every time that a winning combination of three or more free spin symbols appear the feature is activated. These winning symbols will be frozen on the reels and there will be a series of re-spins that will continue for as long as winning combinations appear. At the end of your winning sequence the total win will be calculated and credited to you. It’s also worth mentioning the great “gumshoe”-style soundtrack that steadily builds up behind the action as your sticky wins mount up.
There’s also a free spins feature that can give you up to an amazing 30 free spins if everything goes your way and the addition of a Jack Hammer “wild” symbol that can stand in for any other symbol with the exception of the free spin. These free spins could be invaluable in the quest for success, if you’re lucky enough to get them, use them wisely.
To sum up
So it all adds up to a game with wide appeal to everyone, not just the dedicated fans of the genre and is sure to hold your attention with its combination of features. So why not get into character and prepare to crack a case that’s certainly no “big sleep” and that could mean a big payday for you!