Novomatic is biggest gambling company from Europe, currently operating more than 200.000 machines within 50 different countries. The company was founded in 1980 by Mr. Johann Graf and now employs over 23.000 people. Players all around the world know slot games as Book of Ra Deluxe, Sizzling Hot Deluxe, Mega Joker, Lucky Lady’s Charm Deluxe, Dolphin’s Pearl Deluxe.
Since 2010 – Novomatic owns the company Greentube Internet Entertainment – company specializing for internet and online gambling.
- Revenue 2014: 3.8 Billion Euros
- Employs worldwide: 23.000
- Export rate: 98%
- Programing hours: over 300.000 per year
- Gaming terminals in operation: 232.000
- Cables in gaming terminal: over 55 meters
- Assembly time per one terminal: 6.5 hours
- Greentube: 23m registered customers
Book of Ra Deluxe
There is probably not more famous game in the world from Novomatic as Book Of Ra with 9 paylines and the successor Book of Ra Deluxe with 10 paylines. This slot game is popular in many countries because of the very high volatility. It’s not an exception to win up to 15.000 times of the original bet during the free spins.
The theme is about exploring pyramids in Egypt and finding the magic book. The book will bring the player to the gigantically treasure of the richest pharaoh. Besides the explorer there are also another Egyptian symbols as Scarab, Pharaoh, Statue of Ra and the Book of Ra.
The highest direct win is 5 x Explorer with the win of 5000 times of the line bet.
The Book of Ra symbol is scatter and 3 symbols trigger 10 free spins. Before the feature starts an expanding symbol is selected. When this featured symbol then appears on the reels it expands to the whole reel. This ensures a lot of winning combinations as the lines pays not just from left to right but also right to left. The freepsins are often re-triggered during freespins.
The high volatility of this slot game is based on the low amount of wins during the basic games and the amount of the free games and wins during free spins.
Sizzling Hot Deluxe
Another classical fruit game is Sizzling Hot Deluxe. This slot has a lot followers and many different more or less good copies. But the original is just one.
Besides the standard fruits – cherry, lemon, orange, plum, grape and melon there are two extra symbols Red 7 and Star. Star is scatter symbol and Red 7 is the highest symbol with the award of 5000x of the original bet.
Sizzling Hot Deluxe was one of the first 5 reels game, where the player could not change the amount of lines and it was fixed to 5 paylines. The volatility is middle high and big winnings are many times coming as combinations of the same symbol on all or most of the reels and positions.
And one more fruit slot – Mega Joker with cherry, lemon, plum, orange, grape, melon, pear, strawberry, red and yellow 7. Symbol Joker is wild and symbol Star is scatter.
The slot game Mega Joker has 40 independent paylines, 5 reels and, that’s unusual, 4 positions for symbols per reel. So, there are 20 visible symbols stopping on reels per spin.
Lucky Lady’s Charm Deluxe
After the success of Lucky Lady’s Charm announces Novomatic Deluxe version of this game of luck with 10 paylines. Pink – purple theme full of lucky symbol as four-leaf clover, ladybug, horseshoe and rabbit foot. Lucky lady is an oracle that can see the future of fortune via the crystal ball.
Scatter symbol – Crystal Ball – and it starts 15 free games, all wins are multiply by x3. Lucky lady symbol is wild and if substitutes the win is doubled immediately.
Lucky Lady’s Charm Deluxe has the highest theory payout from all Novomatic games: 97.10%
Dolphin’s Pearl Deluxe
Welcome to the mysterious sea world. Cute blue themed slot game ,full of life from ocean and beautiful animated symbols. Players will dive into sea with colorful fish, angelfish, seahorses, lobsters and stingrays. Deluxe version has significantly enhanced graphic and 1 payline more in compare to the non-deluxe Dolphin’s Pearl slot.
Dolphin is the highest symbol and awards up to 9000 times of the bet line if 5 Dolphins appear on payline. Besides that, Dolphin substitutes all symbols except scatter and double the win if substitutes.
The pearl refers to the Pearl Oyster, scatter symbol. 3 or more Oysters trigger 15 free games, all wins are tripled during free spins.
All Novomatic games have gamble feature. After each winning spin can the player gamble and double up the last win, and try to beat the casino. During the gamble a card face down appears on the screen and the player chooses if its black or red. If the color matches the win is doubled. The player can see also last 5 cards from the deck.