Although the name Novomatic probably won't be familiar to a number of players in North America and Asia, it is a big brand in Europe an South America and just about every casino you walk into in Europe has Novomatic slots. In fact, Novomatic even *own* casinos in some European countries (Admiral Club).

The Novomatic machines are normally instantly recognisable as they are branded as "Gaminator": plain old Gaminator, Multi Gaminator or Super V+ Gaminator machines are the ones most commonly seen with the Multi Gaminator boxes usually housing the older versions of the games. The Super V+ Gaminator kiosks generally have the "Deluxe" versions of Novomatic games and sometimes Progressive Jackpot versions.

Additionally, the Super Gaminator machines typically have 5-10 slot games on each one, accessed via a Game Menu, while the other variants most often either house 1 game or up to 5 older versions. Generally it's the newer Deluxe versions found on the Super Gaminator machines that Novomatic have chosen to bring on line. To be honest, their isn't a huge difference between the older Novomatic slots and the Deluxe versions: one extra payline running from bottom left to top right (10 paylines instead of 9 to be exact) and updated, refreshed graphics. But they do look a lot better in my opinion.

Online Novomatic Games

As with most games providers (IGT is reviewed here), Novomatic have been selective about which games are available online for fairly obvious reasons. The most popular games were the first to arrive and I have main game that most players will know here at OCV of course: Book Of Ra (Deluxe) is absolutely typical of Novomatic slots with an innovative bonus round featuring expanding scatters (now often copied by other slot game manufacturers like Playtech).

Worthy of a mention is that Novomatic have also bought most of their "Hot Slots" series online: "Xtra Hot", "Ultra Hot", "Sizzling Hot" and "Power Stars" all have a very similar theme (fruits, sevens and stars) and are very popular in Central European and some countries in Eastern Europe particularly. They are notable because they break the mould of having feature rounds (although Power Stars does sort of have one!) and instead introduce features into normal play, such as expanding wilds, sticky reels and multipliers.

Because OCV is largely a global site, I haven't gone overboard with the free versions of Novomatic games here, however on OCV's UK-focused sister site Games & Fruit Machines you will find some more, including my personal favorite "Katana" alongside "Lucky Lady's Charm" abd "Dolphin's Pearl Deluxe". In fact, if you want a complete rundown of every Novomatic slot available online, complete with videos, then Slotjunkies has a full list of games from not only Novomatic but IGT, WMS and Aristocrat.

Online-Only Slots

Aside from a number of popular Gaminator slots you see in land-based casinos, Novomatic have also started producing a few games In the meantime, you can find various Novomatic slots at the following online casinos. There are some exclusive agreements in place on who has what game, so it might be worth using the "Games List" links in the grid below to see who has which games:



Online Casinos featuring Novomatic slots


Unfortunately as I write (October 2012), you can see that Novomatic games aren't widely available and those casinos that do have them sometimes restrict play from certain countries where Novomatic have land-based interests to protect and are therefore keen not to upset the regulators! The grid above shows casinos that should take players from your country (based on your IP address) although some places, like the USA, will not be able to play Novomatic games online at all (yet, anyway!) - sorry.

Also, the quality of the customer service at the casinos above varies! I have played all of them and they are all safe and pay out fine: just that some are quicker than others. For example, Star Games have easily the biggest selection of Novomatic slots (I am told that they are owned by a company who in turn are part of the Novomatic Group but they can be horrendously slow replying to emails and paying out winnings: up to 2 weeks in my case! But they did pay, eventually!

Compare that to somewhere like MyBet who have slightly less Novomatic games (but all the main ones) yet pay out very quickly, or the UK-centric Sky, Blue Square and Mecca who again only have a few of the slots but pay out very quickly. I guess it really depends how patient you are: if you don't mind slow pays then Star Games is the best option for choice but personally, I'd play at any of the others.

Finally, I'd add that all of the online casinos above also carry slots by other well-known names aswell as Novomatic. For example, MyBet casino now carries some Aristocrat slots aswell as Net Entertainment games, Sky Vegas (UK only) has IGT games and both Blue Square and Mecca Games have IGT with the latter also having some Aristocrat games too. Star games are exclusively Novomatic (Greentube is the production company that make the Novoamtic games under licence and like Star Games, are part of the Novomatic Group!).

* "Gaminator", "Multi Gaminator", and "Super V+ Gaminator" are trademarks of the Novomatic Group Of Companies (IGT)
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