Emoticoins Review

Emoticoins is a 5 reel, 30 payline video slots game from software provider, Microgaming, with a bright and colourful set of reels. The emoticon themed game includes the random Wild Blast feature with its extra wild symbols and a free spins feature with Wild Stickers resulting in extra sticky wilds.

Highlights

  • Slot type: Video Slot
  • Reels: 5
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Theme: null
  • Lines: 30
  • Bonus Game: yes
  • Wild Symbol: Emoticoins game logo
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Software: Microgaming

How to Play

Emoticoins is a fun and entertaining video slots game from Microgaming. In the era of staying connected via chat, Microgaming has taken the well-used emoticons that we all know and has made them into a bright and colourful game with 5 reels, 3 rows and 30 paylines. There is a coin range in the game of between 0.30 and 30.00 with a maximum of 30 coins per spin, making this game accessible to players with all sizes of bankrolls.

Important symbols in Emoticoins:

  • Wild: The wild symbol is the Emoticoins game logo symbol. It substitutes for all other symbols, except the LOL scatter symbol, to help complete a winning combination.
  • Scatter: The scatter symbol is the LOL symbol. It pays out for two or more landing anywhere on the reels and is the key to triggering the free spins bonus round.
  • High value symbols: The high paying symbols are all emoticons and there are five in total. They include:
    • One with sunglasses with a red background
    • One blowing a kiss with an orange background
    • A big big smiley with a green background
    • The big wink with the tongue out with a blue background
    • The regular wink with a purple background
  • Low paying symbols: These include high playing card values – 10, J, Q, K, A – in blue, green, yellow, orange and red.

Jackpots

Emoticoins is a non-progressive video slots game with a fixed jackpot. The highest paying symbol in the game is the emoticon with the sunglasses on the red background, but the biggest wins can come your way during the free spins bonus round with the help of the sticky wilds feature. Players can win up to 306 times their stake on every spin. It is a medium variance game and it has a RTP of 96.5%.

Special Features and Bonuses

Emoticoins is not full of bonus features, but it has enough to keep offering exciting new ways for players to win. This includes a random wild feature and a free spins bonus round with sticky wilds.

  • Wild Blast Feature – This is a random feature that can trigger on any spin. It can add up to another five Emoticoin wild symbols to the reels for the next spin.
  • Free Spins Bonus Round – Landing three or more LOL scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will activate the free spins bonus round and award ten free spins, with the Wild Stickers feature. The free spins bonus round cannot be re-triggered from within the feature.
  • Wild Stickers Feature – This feature is active only during the free spins bonus round. These are additional wild symbols that land on the reels on every second spin, starting with spin one, so that you will have an extra wild added on spins 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. These wilds remain sticky in position until the end of the feature so that on spins 9 and 10, you will have the maximum of 5 sticky wilds in position, increasing your chances of hitting a big payout.

Graphics and Sounds

The game has bright colours and upbeat background sounds to give it a lighthearted and fun feel. The game is set on a simple blue background with light blue speech balloons covering the screen. There are five reels with a dark blue background, each surrounded by a simple light blue border. The bright colours of the symbols stand out against this dark background. Each high paying emoticon symbol has a different coloured background – red, orange, green, blue and purple – adding to the brightness of the game reels. There is cheerful background music that becomes more urgent as the reels spin towards a potential winning combination. All-in-all, it is a fun and lively game.

Conclusion

Emoticoins is a fun addition to the Microgaming games suite. It is attractive for its bright colours and lighthearted theme, its upbeat soundtrack and its worthwhile bonus features. While it only offers two bonus features – the Wild Blast feature and the free spins bonus round with Wild Stickers, it offers many opportunities to win throughout play. It has been developed for play via desktop, mobile and tablet devices and players with any size bankroll can enjoy this game and make the most of the emoticons spinning round the screen.