Emoticoins is a 5 reel, 30 payline collaboration between Microgaming and Slingshot Studios. Playable from 30p to £300 per spin across all devices, this game is based on emoticons so is bright, vibrant and fun. In total, it offers you 3 bonus features which are based on wilds.
Visually, Emoticoins is colourful and benefits from an upbeat soundtrack. With a tongue in cheek feel, this fun game is based on emoticons which are commonly uses in social media. Now the language for teenagers around the world, symbols on the reels include regular playing cards and 5 smiling emojis.
Look out for the Emoticoins logo as this is the wild symbol and substitutes for all other symbols, bar the scatter. Emoticoins benefits from a randomly triggered Wild Blast feature where 5 extra wilds are added to the reels for the following spin.
The other important symbol is the LOL scatter – get 3 or more simultaneously on the reels to trigger the Free Spins feature. You are rewarded with 10 free spins and the Wild Stickers feature – on your 1st free spin, 1 symbol position transforms into a sticky wild. On free spins 3, 5, 7 and 9, an extra symbol position also becomes a sticky wild.
This means you will spin your final 2 free spins with 5 sticky wilds in place – unfortunately though, you cannot retrigger the feature.
Emoticoins is a fun game which sits perfectly with the current phenomenon that are emojis – it’s a medium variance game with maximum wins of 306 times your stake on each spin. I think this game is decent to play but doubt it will serve the test of time – for that, you cannot go wrong with Microgaming’s iconic titles like Jurassic World and Thunderstruck II.