Net Entertainment may be riding high with their cluster pay style emoticon themed slot, Emoji Planet; Microgaming have chosen to go down a different route with their own take on the emoticon themed slot genre.
The leading casino software developers have chosen to go for simplicity with their own emoticon themed slot, known rather cleverly as Emoticoins.
Look and feel
Emoticoins contains a really simple setup, and graphically it looks as though it could easily have been launched over 5 years ago.
Simple high playing card icons are present on the reels, with the other symbols being big smilies, such as sunglasses wearing, kiss blowing, smiling and naughty winking smiley faces.
Everything has been designed to be as basic as possible, and that includes the special features.
There is nothing overly complex about the gameplay to be found in Emoticoins. Microgaming have made the game agreeable for players of all skill levels and experience.
There are just 30 lines spread over the game’s 5 reels, and players can choose to wager anything from 5p per spin, up to £1,500 per spin, since they cannot alter those lines.
Players can, however, win as much as 100x their total bet if they strike it lucky playing the Emoticoins slot.
The Emoticoins symbol acts as a wild icon in this game, and players can use it to substitute for all other symbols barring scatter icons. Wilds can form a part of a randomly triggered bonus in this game.
On any spin at all, up to 5-reel positions can turn wild at any moment. When they do, players can expect to pocket a considerable win.
Players will also find a free spin bonus round in this slot. It is triggered by landing the LOL scatter symbols anywhere on the reels at least 3 times.
In the bonus, players will pocket a total of 10 free spins. Wild symbols can appear sticky on the reels on the first, third, fifth, seventh and ninth spins of the game. These sticky wilds remain in place for the duration of the bonus round.