Novomatic Gaminator Slots – Online Update

Novomatic’s Gaminator* (pro. Game~in~a~tor) , Multi Gaminator and Super V+ Gaminator slot machines have become more and more prolific in land-based casinos across South America, Europe and here in the UK. They were the first multi-game machines to really take market share and in casinos with limited space or those with a limit on slots as provided within the licensing restrictions (20 is the norm in the UK), they provide a welcome way to get more games onto the floor. And they eat your money. Fast! Well they eat mine fast anyway, yet for some reason I’m still drawn to the b*st*rds!

I guess it’s a natural progression that, as the growth online casino gaming and in particular online slot machines continues unabated, these popular Novomatic slots should start cropping up in online casinos and it’s happening now through a series of exclusive licences.

Below is a table showing where you can currently play Gaminator slots online.

The first Gaminator slot games to appear online were IMO the obvious ones: a title=”Book Of Ra – External Site” href=”” target=”_blank”>Book Of Ra, Dolphin’s Pearl and Lucky Lady’s Charm all have a popular following in land-based casinos and these were the first to appear. Book Of Ra is the most prolific, currently available to play at places like Star Games, BetVictor’s Spin Room, Sky Vegas and the website of land-based Grosvenor Casinos. Most of those sites also have Dolphin’s Pearl and Lucky Lady’s Charm along with Beetle Mania too. The same 10-line Deluxe versions you find on the Gaminator slot machines of course.

A number of other Gaminator slots have appeared at a couple of exclusive Novomatic-centred casinos: Star Games and Quasar Gaming who only carry Novomatic slots. Games such as the highly volatile Katana slot and the cult Fairy Queen have now joined some European favourites such as Sizzling Hot Deluxe, Power Stars and Ultra Hot at these dedicated sites. Those two casinos have over 30 Novomatic games and I’ve included a selection of the most popular Gaminator slots available online below.

But as I write (March 2012), there are a few Gaminator slot games that haven’t yet made the transition, one or two of which I am quite surprised about. The popular Gryphon’s Gold Deluxe along with Egyptian Experience are games that I see played regularly in land-based casinos here in the UK but aren’t online yet. The same applies to the unique Rich Witch slot. The absence of Gamnator games like Lions  and Tiki Island are perhaps less surprising as these games haven’t yet had the impact offline while a few slots such as Holmes & Watson never really captured player’s imaginations.

Unlike the land-based Gaminator machines however, the online versions of the games are a bit more adventurous with their RTP settings. The Game Packs that Novomatic install all generally conform to an RTP range of 2%, typically 90-92%, 92-94% and 94-96% while the online games have a single setting. More information on the land-based Gaminator RTP settings can be found here along with a volatility chart of each game.

During the course of 2012 I am sure we will see more Gaminator slots from Novomatic hit online websites and as exclusive licensing ends, more of the established online casinos will undoubtedly start to carry Novomatic games. Suits me – they might be volatile but I am a big fan of the games, especially the frustratingly-greedy yet frighteningly-addictive Book Of Ra and Dolphins Pearl slots, both online and in land-based. And as for Katana…! I’ve lost track of how much those games owe me!!

Popular Gaminator slots currently available to play online:

Book Of Ra Deluxe, Lord Of The Ocean, Reel King, Columbus Deluxe, Dolphin’s Pearl, Beetle Mania Deluxe, Lucky Lady’s Charm are all available at Sky Vegas, the Spinroom, Grosvenor Casino, Mecca Games, Star Games and Quasar Gaming.

Katana and Rainbow King are available at Sky Vegas, Star Games and Quasar Gaming

Fairy Queen is only available at Star Games

Sizzling Hot Deluxe, Ultra Hot, Power Stars and Xtra Hot are available at Quasar Gaming and Star Games

* A good selection of videos of every online Gaminator slot which show the bonus features in action are available on the unofficial Novomatic slots website with information on the RTP of each game and where they can be found online. For information on the Gaminator machines that are available in land-based casinos, check out the Gaminator section of Novomatic’s official website.