Microgaming like to think outside the box when they are creating slot games, and they have done it again with their latest slot Emoticoins. Emoticoins is a slot game which is strangely themed on emojis, yes, those little emotions that are so familiar from social media or from texting. Created in collaboration with Slingshot Studios, it has brought those smiley characters and given them a slot style makeover.  Playable on mobile or desktop computers, Emoticoins has five-reels and thirty paylines.

Our Verdict:

Emoticoins is a slot game which has a simple but classy design. Set against a bright blue background that has not got much in way of design behind the reels.  Above the reels is the logo, but mainly the screen is filled with the reels themselves which are dark blue in colour.  On the reels, is where the detail lies and the emojis are colourful and stand out against the darker background. There are also some simple but impressive animations as you spin, as well as a cheesy tongue in cheek soundtrack to the game

How to Play:

The aim of the game on Emoticoins is to spin the reels to land combinations of three or more matching symbols on a payline.  There are thirty paylines in total to land on.  Prior to starting a stake must be chosen, a minimum stake of 30p is available, but players can bet up to £300 a spin.

Wild Symbol:

The wild symbol on Emoticoins is the symbol with "wild" on it.  This symbol is worst the most for a five-symbol combination, and five landing on a payline is worth 7500 coins. The wild symbol is also a bonus symbol as it can help complete other symbol combinations also.  It does this by landing in place of a symbol and then substituting for the missing symbol in order to complete the combination.  The wild will substitute for the lower playing card symbols of 10 – A, but it also substitutes for the more valuable emoji symbols including the smiley, winky face, kissing emoji, emoji wearing sunglasses and the tongue out emoji.

Wild Blast:

The first bonus feature is the random Wild Blast bonus.  This feature will randomly occur and shoot five wild symbols onto the reels and increase the odds of landing winning combinations.

Free Spins Bonus Feature:

Emoticoins primary bonus feature is the Free Spins.  The free spins are triggered when three of the "LOL" symbol – the games scatter symbol – land on a single payline.  This will then award ten free spins.

Wild Stickers Feature:

When triggering the Free Spins bonus feature, players also unlock the Wild Stickers bonus.  This feature will add sticky wilds to the reels during the free spins.  The first sticky wild is added on spin one and remains in place throughout.  This process is repeated on spin three, five, seven and nine.  This will mean that add the end of the free spins there is a total of five sticky wilds frozen in place.