Love em’ or hate em’ emoticons or emoji are here to stay! Those funny little faces that let us say just how we’re feeling have gone one step further and turned into cheeky slot symbols in this Microgaming slot – the Emoticoins slot!
The game has an upbeat and colourful vibe to go with the emoji theme (brighter than the Fortune Girl slot even!), with a bright background of empty speech bubbles- we don’t need words when we have these cheeky face to say just the right thing.
The reels are in a simple frame and the focus is on the bold and bright icons that give good vibes.
This game has feel-good written all over it, if you can ignore the slightly repetitive but jolly sounding elevator style music!
I was ready to get all happy face and hop on those reels for some winning smiles!
Emoticoins is one of Micogaming’s Mobile First generation games (like Six Acrobats and Fortune Girl) which means that this game looks just as good on a mobile or tablet as it does on a desktop or laptop. Play it on the go!
Emoticoins Game Play
Emoticoins has 3 rows, 5 reels and 30 pay-lines- that’s 3 times as many as the Space Invaders slot by the way. We’re just saying!
Of course, all the high value icons are some of our all time favourite emoticons: a cheeky winking face, blowing a kiss, sticking out a tongue, the cool dude emoji in sunglasses, and a smiling face. The lower value icons are the A through 10 of the card deck.
Keep your eyes open for the Wild; an Emoticoins logo which substitutes for all other logos except for the Scatter icon. Naturally the Scatter is our old friend the LOL symbol. Who doesn’t love that one?
The features in this game are all about the Wild which is the key to unlock all those alluring extras and this slot has some pretty good ones.
Having a blast or simply getting sticky?
A nice little feature in Emoticoins is its randomly triggered Wild Blast feature which can just pop up in play. Keep your eyes open for that Emoticoins logo as when this mode comes online; 5 more Wilds can enter the reels for the next spin, guaranteeing a win! Now that’s the kind of blast we’re down for!
Pros and Cons
Two Bonuses including the random Wild Blast
Cheeky, fun emoticoins theme
Fairly light on features
Free Spins feature
Just 3 Scatter logos on the reels bring you into the free spins mode- just that sweet spot where you want to be. This slot does keep you playing as these do crop up often, keeping you in the game.
You’re gifted a generous 10 free spins and this takes you to the Wild Stickers feature in the game. With your very first free spin you can starts to get sticky with one of the reels turning into a sticky Wild, then at every other spin another Wild comes into play and these hang about until the end of your free spins- a pretty attractive part of gameplay. The free spins definitely keep you enjoying the game.
The Emoticoins slot is an upbeat winner for us – the overall feeling is that it’s fun and user friendly. The game is generous in its free spins feature and isn’t too complex either which makes it great for a slot beginner or someone who fancies out testing Microgaming’s games.
With the random Wild Blast feature (5 extra wilds are added for your next spin), the Free Spins feature (10 free spins), and the Wild Stickers feature (sticky wild is added on free spins 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 for potential wins of over 300 times your stake), this game has plenty up its sleeve.