The wombat says: Not to be mistaken with NetEnt’s Emoji Planet slot Wombat fans, this release from Microgaming is based on those yellow-faced symbols we all love to hate; emoticons. Say hello to the Emoticoins slot.
In general, we love their themed games like the King Tusk slot and of course Mega Moolah- the famous blockbuster jackpot slot. Is this an attempt by those slot wizards to ‘get down with the kids’? Probably not seeing as everyone including Grandad Wombat sends text messages nowadays. More likely is that emojis are an unexplored theme that make a change from the usual Irish or Far East slots. Let’s take a look and see if we can’t rake in some emoticoins ourselves!
Look and Feel
Well, it’s a bright and colourful game there’s no doubt about that even compared to the likes of the Secret Romance slot machine and other Bobby Dazzler games that Microgaming have launched. In fact this wombat could go as far to say it’s one to play with your sunnies on (but he won’t).
The design is a simple affair with cartoon-style graphics. Your reels themselves are navy blue on a bright blue background with heaps and heaps of speech bubbles. It’s not as sophisticated as, say, the Silver Lion slot but then it’s not meant to be. We are talking emoticoins here!
Emoticoins is a 5 reel slot with 3 rows and 30 pay-lines.
As you’d expect given the theme, the Emoticoins slot reels are mainly made up of an assortment of emojis. The sunglasses-sporting smiley is your top paying symbol and is joined by the smiley face blowing a kiss emoji, the happy smile, the winking emoji and the cheeky one with its tongue sticking out. Meanwhile, the 10, J, Q, K & A playing cards represent your lower value symbols.
The Emoticoins icon is the wild in this game, and does the usual job of replacing all other symbols on the reels (apart from the Scatter) to give you more shots at extra winning combos.
The LOL symbol is the Scatter in Emoticoins slot and will come in handy for triggering off your Bonus. But more more in that later…
You’ll also find quite a diverse betting range on offer here Wombat fans. Wagers start from 0.30 and go up to 300 per spin, which gives players with both small and large budgets the chance to play.
This cool little feature is triggered at random on any spin and will add up to 5 extra wilds onto the reels. These helpful blighters will be in play for the following spin and are almost guaranteed pay out a chunky win.
Landing 3x or more of the LOL scatter symbols anywhere on the reels and its time to get dizzy! Yes, a generous 10 free spins will be yours wombat fans.
You’ll also find that the Wilds are sticky here; where 1 symbol position turns wild on the 1st free spin, and on every alternate free spin, another position will become wild. These will remain sticky on the reels until the end of the bonus, by which time you’ll be spinning with Wilds locked in 5 spaces. Two words: BIG WINS.
Emoticoins slot is your basic Microgaming fare. Our wombat senses tell us that this slot is medium variance, and we like that you can get decent wins during the base game plus some really good pay outs in the Free Spins. If you’re a fan of some basic game play then EmotiCoins slot is worth a spin.
Wombat score: 3/5
- What is the top paying symbol?
Watch out for the cool sunglasses smiley as that brings home the biggest smile.
- How do you trigger the free spins bonus in Emoticoins?
You will need to land at least 3 LOL smileys anywhere on the reels. They are the scatters, and that will trigger the free spins (ten).
- What's your favourite emoji?
That’s me down to the ground.