All Ways Fruits
Bells on Fire
Book of Aztec
Book of Fortune
Cool Diamonds II
Eye of Ra
Some more recent titles do include modern features and game-play. For example Lucky Zodiac includes ‘elements’ as an additional way to win on top of matching the symbols. Book of Aztec is one of several Amatic slots which include an expanding symbol (randomly selected) during the free spins bonus round.
Formed in Austria in 1993, Amatic has been supplying casinos throughout Europe for more than 2 decades. Their focus on live games includes products like automated roulette tables (including some with 2 reels), bingo machines and of course slots. Amatic are regulars at the big industry conferences including ICE in London and G2E in Las Vegas. Deals were recently signed to see this company expand into the UK and Irish markets.
You will also find some games which pay an extra-large prize for landing the entire screen full of the same (stacked) symbols. Otherwise the mix of all-ways and win-lines, wilds (including stacked, sticky and expanding varieties) and scatter wins are pretty much standard.
If you come across Amatic slots in a live casino, you might well see the innovative curved cabinet. This is a semi-circle which curves out from the cabinet above the player’s head – and does look very smart.
Hallmarks of Amatic Slots
Fruits used as symbols are a theme which you’ll find throughout the Amatic range. Expect these retro symbols to have a modern makeover. This can include light effects and even a glow that surrounds each one.
These slots also share a gamble-after-win system. This is a separate mini-game, which allows you to guess the outcome of the turn of a playing card. You can either guess the colour, or the specific suit.
#1 Dragon’s Pearl: This is an Asian themed slot with 5 reels and 4 rows of symbols. There are 40 win-lines, which makes great use of the stacked wilds (elaborately drawn dragons which are 4 symbols high). As well as the chance of multiple stacked wilds in the base game, there is a free spins round which can be extended for a long time. Each time you hit a pearl symbol in the feature, one more free spin gets added.
#2 Lucky Zodiac: This slot has a more modern feel than many Amatic slots. All 12 signs of the Zodiac are used as symbols. These are divided into earth, air, fire and water elements – each of which has a different coloured background. If you line up 5 of the same element, you get an extra prize. There is also a bonus game (free spins) where you’ll get a special stacked symbol selected before these spins begin.
#3 Wild Respin: Many of the ‘wild’ slots look and play in a similar way – varying in the number of lines used and details of the bonus features. This example has simple fruit / sevens style graphics, and a bonus feature where 4 of the same symbol on the first reel can get you multiple respins. The reels keep spinning while you get more and more of your symbol (and stop when you miss). In combination with wilds, this can mean a lot of wins!