Graphics - 75%
Gameplay - 98%
Bonuses - 32%
Value - 49%
Whats not so hot?
In partnership with Slingshot Studios, Microgaming brings you Emoticoins, a medium variance emoji themed video slot with 30 paylines, 5 reels and pays a top non-progressive jackpot of 7,500 coins. Players can start spinning the reels from 30 pence per spin up to £300.
Emoticoins slots is also playable on mobile phones and PCs in the free mode. In terms of bonus features there are three starting with the the ‘Random Wilds Blast’ (5x extra wilds) and a free spins mode that awards 10 free spins where players can win as much as 300x their stake on a single free spin.
The audio side of the slots could best be described as upbeat while the slots itself plays host to a bunch of colourful emoticons-the stuff we love to use on forums and social media sites. Paying symbols that appear on the reels are five smiling emojis and cards. Emoticoins has a theoretical return to player percentage (RTP) of 96.2%.
High rollers can get in on the action right away by clicking on the ‘Max Bet’ button, there’s an Auto Play feature too that spins the reels automatically for you for a pre-determined amount of times.
Apart from a free spins feature the game’s focal point is the randomly triggered Wild Blast feature that benefits from 5 wilds. The wild symbol is the Emoticoins logo, it completes a winning combination when it replaces the symbols adjacent to it.
The scatter icon is the LOL symbol when 3 or more of them appear any position across the reels the Free Spins feature is initiated. Ten free spins will be awarded along with a feature known as the Wild Stickers. On the first free spins 1 symbol positions becomes a sticky wild, the same game mechanic applies to free spins 3, 5, 7 and 9. In layman’s terms it means on your very last 2 free spins 5 sticky wilds will be added to the reels. The only caveat I have with the free spins feature is that it can’t be re-triggered and it requires some work to land 3 scatters on the reels.
Given the current trend of emojis we think Microgaming hit the nail on the head with this one. Emoticoins is of medium variance where players can win up to 300x their stake on a single spin. Unfortunately it does not have a re-triggerable free spins feature, the other consolation is that base game wins are quite good. If you’re looking for a blockbuster slots with all the bells and whistles we highly recommend Jurassic World. ( https://casinowhizz.com/slots/jurassic-world-slot-review/)