- Provider: Microgaming
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 30
- Coin Value: £0.01-£10
- Maximum Bet: £300
- RTP: 96.5%
- Maximum Payout: 30,000 coins
- Wild: Yes
- Scatter: Yes
- Bonus Game: No
- Free Spins: Yes
- Multipliers: No
- Mobile: Yes
Emoticoins Slot Review
Well, we definitely have some great news for all texting junkies across the globe who got used to express their feelings by using the ideograms and smileys created by Japanese mobile operators in 1990’s. Yes, we are talking about Emoji, those cute little symbols that won the hearts of texters in recent years. Thanks to Microgaming, and their latest release, called EmotiCoins, Emoji will now find themselves in a totally different role – starring in a brand new, five-reel slot with thirty fixed paylines. Thanks to the 2017 release, Emojis will be helping gamers feel great during gameplay, and since their goal is to please spinners, they will add plenty of Wilds and Extra Wilds to the equation, as well as a decent number of Free Spins with Wild Stickers.
Those of you who use lots of emojis during the day will know what we are talking about, and those of you who still don’t know what emojis are can learn a thing or two in this section, but, frankly, we don’t believe that there will be players who don’t know anything about Emoji. High-value symbols are represented by five standard emojis – Smile, Kissing, Yum, Wink and Cool, while playing cards represent the low-paying ones. The Emoticoins Logo is used as a Wild symbol that substitutes for all regular symbols. There is also the Extra Wild symbol, but we will talk more about it later. The famous LOL we use at least once a day represents the Scatter that triggers the Free Spins feature.
It’s all about fun and excitement in the EmotiCoins video slot, which is why the good people of Microgaming decided to keep it as simple as possible. The 2017 release features a standard 5×3 grid and offers 30 fixed paylines. Each spin requires 30 coins and the only thing punters need to think about is the coin value, going from £0.01 to £10. Betting starts at £0.30 per spin, while high rollers will be pleased to know that the max bet is set at £300. The slot pays left to right, beginning from the far left reel and you will need to land at least three matching symbols on an active payline if you want to win a payout. If hitting the Spin button is too hard of a task for you, than activate the desired number of automatic spins in the Autoplay section.
If you like when lots of Wilds appear during your spins, than you will certainly love the Wild Blast feature. We already mentioned that the Logo is used as a Wild, but there are also lots of Extra Wilds that will appear during the Wild Blast feature. It is triggered randomly and will add up to 5 Extra Wilds to your spin, so expect plenty of lucrative payouts when Wild Blast is triggered.
Land three or more LOL Scatters on the reels, and you will start the Free Spins feature, which will get you 10 freebies. Free spins come with a Wild Stickers feature, meaning that gamers will get one Sticky Wild on the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th freebie, and they will remain locked on their position until the feature ends. In the final free spin you will have five Sticky Wilds on the reels, which will help you land big payouts. Unfortunately, it is not possible to retrigger the feature, nor can you get some additional freebies in any other way.
Clearly, players will benefit the most from those five cute Emoji symbols that appear on the reels, so try to land as many of them as you can to win massive payouts. You will have plenty of help from the Logo Wild and the Wild Blast feature, when the reels will be filled with Wild symbols. The Free Spins feature is where you should look for big wins, especially when lots of Sticky Wilds appear. If our sources are correct, gamers can win up to 30,000 coins. The slot’s RTP is 96.5%.
EmotiCoins on Mobile
Since we use emojis on all devices, it would be a real shame that the EmotiCoins video slot was not developed to be playable across all devices. Microgaming was well-aware of that fact, so they made the 2017 release available on desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices. You will be pleased to know that the gameplay is completely the same on every device.
+ Topnotch graphics and a fitting soundtrack
+ Plenty of Wild symbols appearing in both base game ant the Free Spins feature
+ Plenty of winning possibilities, especially during free spins
– Additional features are not triggered easily
– The Free Spins feature cannot be retriggered
When talking about the overall visual impression, we think that Microgaming did a very good job, since EmotiCoins boasts crisp, colourful graphics and a matching soundtrack. Gameplay is as easy as pie, so you will have no problem understanding the rules of the game. The wide betting range will attract both penny punters and high rollers. As for the additional features, honestly, we expected a bit more. Don’t get us wrong, Wild Blast and Free Spins are pretty good, but are not that easy to trigger. We feel that an additional Bonus game could have spiced things up a bit.