Microgaming’s Emoticoins slot should appeal to members of our mobile casino, as it pays homage to the funny little characters known as emojis that are used to send text messages on mobile devices.
Emoticoins is the result of an exciting collaboration between Slingshot Studios (makers of stop-motion movies and other animated videos) and Microgaming, and it’s set to make you cry with laughter thanks to its amusing graphics and animations.
The Emoticoins slot game uses a traditional 5×3 reel layout, but everything else about it is highly innovative. For example, the Free Spins Bonus has the added excitement of Wild Stickers – wild symbols that are added to the reels and remain in play until the end of the feature. Plus, the randomly-activated Wild Blast feature can deliver guaranteed cash prizes when it adds up to five wild symbols to the screen.
Bright colours make the graphics pop on smart-phone and tablet screens, and we like the smart reference to SMS messages that Microgaming has included through the game’s blue background of speech bubbles.
At the side of the screen, the mobile-friendly menu and buttons allow you to change the size of your bet, view the paytable, and access the in-game settings.
The reels of the Emoticoins slot are five rows wide by three rows high, and as they spin around, you’ll encounter five familiar emoji faces such as the winky face, the sunglasses face, the smiley face, and the kissing face. The five emojis are the highest-paying symbols in the Emoticoins slot, but you can still win prizes with the five playing card symbols.
You can create winning combinations using three or more adjacent matching symbols from left-to-right across the reels, starting with Reel 1.
The Emoticoins slot uses the game logo for the wild symbol, and it can help you out considerably by creating wins when substituting for any symbol except the scatter.
One of the most popular acronyms in use since the advent of mobile technology is “LOL” which, just in case you don’t know, stands for “laughing out loud”. It’s used in Emoticoins as the scatter symbol, and it appears on the screen three or more times, it awards the Free Spins Feature.
You get ten free spins, but there’s an added bonus in the mix. A sticky wild (or “Wild Sticker” as Microgaming has chosen to call it) is placed in a random position on the reels on your first spin, and with every other free spin, another sticky wild is added. This means that by the time you take your final free spin, you have five extra wilds on the reel set.
Last, but by no means least, there’s Wild Blast – a randomly-occurring special feature that places up to five wild symbols in different positions on the reels to boost your chances of winning cash prizes.
If you can’t get enough of Emoticoins, be sure to check out NetEnt’s Emoji Planet next!Play Now