Amatic Industries design and develop some of the most exhilarating and rewarding slot games that are available online or in land-based casinos. Based in Austria and founded in 1993, Amatic pride themselves on delivering first-class gaming environments and exceptional technologies that add genuine value to the casinos that they are distributed in.
Their games are simply fun to play, with vibrant graphics and cool sound effects all adding to the experience. And these are some of the most rewarding slot games online too, with many paying out top prizes in the region of 1,000,000 coins.
Amatic: A History Lesson
Amatic was founded by the Austrian developer Reinhold Bauer, and it was he who pushed the company forward until they were renowned as a world leader in casino gaming terminals.
As the industry moved online so too did Amatic, and one of their first titles – Billy’s Gang – entered the iTunes Store in 2010. Just 12 months later, the company has nearly 50 apps and games for sale. Whilst their games don’t exactly reinvent the wheel when it comes to graphical innovations, Amatic are very much in touch with the demands of their players. And that’s why, in 2014, they launched their first Bitcoin powered casino, which offers more than 20 slot games to users.
And that brings us to today, where Amatic remain at the forefront of the slot gaming industry online thanks to the sheer playability of their games.
The online slot games offered by Amatic are generally in the five reel category, with each offering the classic slot features such as wilds, scatters and free spins rounds. Some even offer additional bonus rounds which take players to a second screen where the action plays out, with many of these are predicated on decent-sized payouts and classic gaming experiences. Almost all of Amatic’s land-based titles have made the crossover to online, so if you have enjoyed a particular game in a casino then the chances are you will be able to find it on the web too.
Take a look at their ‘Hot & Wild’ series of games, for example: Hot Scatter, which pays up to 500,000 coins for matching five 7’s; Hot Seven with its top prize of 1,000,000 coins; Hot Star, with its retro looks and symbols; Hot Twenty, where another one million coin prize is up for grabs, and many more. All of these titles have a particularly retro feel, both in terms of the symbols used (fruit and 7’s instead of theme-specific icons) and in their lack of flashy animations and graphics that have become the general theme of the industry in recent years. Instead, Amatic go for substance over style in many cases; and that appeals to the ‘hardcore’ slot gamer that is all about the prizes.
Let’s take a look at some of the standout games from their collection below.
This is a fantastic slot games that revolves around the adventures of Phileas Fogg as he attempts to circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. It is a five-reel title that allows players to choose the amount of paylines they want to take on – nine or twenty, and there are two bonus games that offer the chance to multiply your bank yet further. The Free Spins Bonus, an Amatic trademark, is triggered by three or more of the suitcase symbol appearing anywhere on the reels, and these freebies afford excellent opportunities from which to accumulate some profit.
And then there’s the Around the World bonus round, which takes you on a trip around the world. As you stop off at a station you must choose a ticket and hope that this enables you to stay on your journey towards profit town!
This is another game from Amatic that takes its players on a continental journey; this time to Asia to try and track down the sought-after pearl. If you accomplish the feat you will be rewarded handsomely. This is another five-reel title, and one that offers players 50 lines on which to strike up a winning combination. Those elusive pearls award free spins and decent-sized payouts, whilst the eponymous Dragon can extend its fiery reach across four positions on a reel to help create some lovely wins.
Dragon Pearls has long been one of Amatic’s most popular games in casinos, and so it’s great to see its popularity translated online.
Amatic’s first foray into the world of movie tie-ins came with Games Bond; a shaken but not stirred take on the classic 007 franchise.
Fast cars, sultry girls, incredible gadgets and huge explosions….but enough about this writer’s weekend, let’s talk about the game. You probably know the drill with James Bond already; he’s a spy sent on all manner of crazy missions around the globe. Your mission in Games Bond, if you choose to accept it, is to spin some winning combinations across the 5, 10 or 20 paylines as you choose. Three of the Bonus symbol will trigger the Bonus feature, and you will need to have your wits about you to select the right dice to pick up the biggest prize!
There’s a Free Spins round too and plenty of exciting symbols to reveal; this might be the closest you get to taking on the role of the super spy, so you’d better get your tuxedo down to the dry cleaners pronto.
Slot Gaming Made Easy
It would be inaccurate to suggest that Amatic are pushing the envelope when it comes to slot gaming online – there are simply more companies out there that are developing titles that make the most of the high-end software now available. But it would be unfair to suggest that they don’t offer quality gameplay and generous rewards either. And there’s a certain charm to their 1990s fruit machine inspired themes anyway….
You will struggle to find payouts of 1,000,000 coins or so anywhere else, and that is why the ‘Hot & Wild’ series of titles remain as popular today as when they were first released all those years ago.
Some things in life are simply built to last, and Amatic’s slot games are a great example of just that.