Emoticons, a.k.a. emojis, have been popular in texting and Facebook messaging for years. And now you can enjoy these popular chat icons through a new slots game called Emoticoins. This 5-reel, 30-payline slot definitely has a fun theme. But does Emoticoins have any substance behind the theme? Find out as we cover this game's symbols, special features, and betting options.
Symbols and Theme
Emoticoins makes no mistake about its theme because it revolves entirely around emoji symbols. These popular emojis feature sunglasses, floating kisses, a tongue sticking out, a smile, winking, and a smile with teeth showing.
Other symbols include a Wild icon, LOL (free spins), A, K, Q, J, 10, and 9. The Wild symbol substitutes for everything except the LOL icon to form wins.
We like the symbols and think that they perfectly embody the spirit of texting. Our only complaint is that the atmosphere doesn't match the vibrant theme. The background is just a bunch of chat bubbles and blue shades mixed together. While not bad looking, the background could definitely be more inspiring.
Emoticoins Special Features
Emoticoins has two special features including Wild Blast and free spins. Wild Blast can be triggered during the main game, and this awards you up to 5 Wild icons. Moreover, some of these will appear as stacked wilds and improve your odds of getting wins.
Free spins are triggered by 3 or more LOL symbols. When this happens, you'll receive 10 free games that are played at the triggering bet. You can also count on Wild Stickers, meaning any Wild symbol that lands will remain throughout the duration of free games. The background and music change into a more-vibrant scene that better reflects the game title.
As with many Microgaming slots, Emoticoins has fixed paylines. This means that you must play 30 paylines on every spin. But also keep in mind that you can adjust coin size and use Auto Play. The minimum bet is $0.30 per spin, while you can go much higher than this. Auto Play keeps the reels spinning automatically with your selected betting options.
Final Thoughts on Emoticoins Slots
If you've ever wanted to see the emojis that you use in Facebook and text messaging come to life, then Emoticoins is worth checking out. This game offers several emoticons along with the popular LOL phrase. The features are decent too because you can trigger Wild Blast, free spins, and Wild Stickers.
Our only complaint is that the atmosphere could be more exciting. While the background isn't ugly, a more-exciting atmosphere would really take this game over the top. But as is, Emoticoins slots is still worth trying for its cool theme and solid features.