As you can see from Reel King, Novamatic is clearly a very experienced slot developer. Their history is firmly planted in the clubs and casinos where they learnt the skills, mechanisms and techniques needed to keep an action hungry slot machine audience happy.
Many of their games that you’ll now see on the online stage, first came to life as real cabinet titles.
Most of the Novamatic slots belong to a particular brand within the company, known as the Novoline slots.
Many of these games first saw the light of day in Central and Eastern Europe during the late 1990s and early 2000s when the casinos were enjoying boom years in these regions. This means that they largely avoided competing with developers like IGT, WMS and Microgaming, allowing them to create a range that’s distinctive and individual in its flavour and execution.
Surprisingly Reel King wasn’t actually Novamatic’s first ever online slot. That honour goes to another game that we’ve reviewed on our site, the wonderful Book of Ra, which has now been upgraded, alongside many of their other slots, into a deluxe version.
This early edition of the game featured a gamble game where you could risk any small win on the a fair game of card draw. This has now been dropped in favour of more wins from your spins.
Since then they’ve expanded their range to include titles like Beetlemania Deluxe, Lord of the Ocean, Columbus Deluxe, Reel King and in more recent times the absolutely fantastic Rainbow King.
This machine seems like it may well have been created to challenge some of the more feature heavy casino slots that have started to appear online in recent years. We’re of the opinion that it more than beats many of the US slots at their own game.
Like many other developers Novamatic do like to clone their most successful slots. Although they’re yet to ‘re-skin’ (as the process of cloning is known in the trade) the awesome Reel King, you’ll notice definite similarities between many of their other titles that are now available at our featured online casinos.
As the saying goes, if you’ve hit on a winning formula, and it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it.
We’re not sure exactly what Novamatic are going to come up with next (and half the fun is surely the anticipation), but we’re of the belief that this is one developer who really know how to keep their audience satisfied.
If games like Reel King and Rainbow King are anything to go on then we’ll wager that they’re only going to be coming out with better and better machines in years to come.