Austrian based company Amatic have been creating slot games and other casino games and selling them to European casinos since 1993, and recent deals have allowed the company to expand their share of UK and Irish markets. This was made possible by the original founder's, Mr. R. Bauer’s, many years at the cutting-edge of casino and gaming business, and it's ethos to provide top-quality services and games that incorporate the latest technology and international standards. Fans of Novomatic slot games will recognise many of the graphics and features found in Amatic's games. This is because they are an offshoot of Novomatic, hence why there are many similarites found among the game suites. EGT are yet another popular slot maker that is a spinoff of the Novomatic company.
In land-based casinos Amatic have become famous for their innovative semi-circular cabinets that smartly sit above the player's head to add to the slot experience. However, as Amatic realised this innovation wasn't transferable to online slots, they have also tried to recently create some innovations in their newer games. These include entire screens of stacked symbols which are rewarded by some of the biggest prizes, and also a variety of sticky and expanding wilds.
They've also tried to give their fruity retro symbols a makeover with light-effects and even glow-effects. Most games also incorporate a post-win gamble feature.
Dragon’s Pearl - This Asian themed slot is played on a 5 x 4 reels grid and offers 40 win-lines. It features stacked wilds (dragons), and multiple stacked wilds during the base game. There is also a free spins bonus which offers multiple retriggers, as each pearl symbol that appears during the feature triggers one more free spin.
Lucky Zodiac - This slot utilizes all 12 signs of the Zodiac, and these are divided into the 4 elements of earth, fire, air and water – all of which are represented by a different colour. There's some decent prizes for lining-up 5 of the same element, whilst during the free spins bonus one symbol will become a stacked wild before the spin commences.
Wild Respin - This fruity slot offers a unique respins bonus feature. Spin in 4 matching symbols on reels 1 and you'll be awarded multiple respins. The reels will then keep on spinning to try and get as many matching symbols as possible – and has the potential to award some seriously big wins.
Other popular Amatic games include: 80 Days, Bingo Party, Africa, Cool Diamonds, Ice Voyage, Frog Princess, Odyssey, Zoo and Speed King.
Responsible gaming is one of Amatic's top priorities, and they do a lot of work to make sure that their games do not encourage underage gambling. All casinos that offer Amatic games are fully vetted, and must pass the highest tests of safety, privacy and security.
Like many well-established online gaming companies that have been creating and selling slots for over 20 years, Amatic do have a back catalogue of games that, whilst still enjoyable to play, fall some way short of some of the more modern machines on the market – though plenty of people still love the simplicity of those retro games. However their newer titles definitely offer more playability and entertaining and exciting features and, with their recent expansion, it is likely that Amatic are going to increase their global popularity and continue to make new releases even more exciting.