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If you’re the kind of person who prefers to convey your mood via text message using emojis rather than words, you need the Emoticoins slot in your life. The game is a five-reel slot by Microgaming that boasts a shallow house edge of just 3%. You can play at home or on-the-go with as little as 30p per spin. Winning combos can be formed with a range of smiley faces, as well as acronyms like LOL. But, don’t be mistaken – the slot game is far from a gimmick. For example, it comes with a Wild Blast feature that can add up to five wild symbols to the screen on any given spin to produce a tasty win. Plus, the Free Spins Bonus uses sticky wilds, more of which are added to the reels on every second free spin.
Psychedelic colours are the order of the day when it comes to the graphics that Microgaming has chosen to use in the Emoticoins slot. In the base game, you have a blue background made up of speech bubbles, and in the bonus game, the background changes to a spinning purple, black hole.
Naturally, a smiley face appears in the slot’s logo at the top of the screen. But, there are further familiar faces on the reels. Five emojis act as high-paying symbols – the face blowing a kiss, the smiley in sunglasses, the happy face, the winking face, and the emoji sticking its tongue out. There’s also the game logo, a “LOL” symbol, and five playing card symbols (10, J, Q, K, and A). You can alter the game settings (such as sound effects and graphics quality), view the paytable, and change your stake-per-line by clicking on the expanding menu at the top-left of the screen.
The Emoticoins slot’s logo is the wild symbol, and it can help you take home more prizes by replacing all symbols except the “LOL” to create and enhance winning combinations.
The “LOL” (a.k.a. “Lots of Laughter”) is the scatter symbol, and it activates the Free Spins Bonus when it lands three times on the reels on a single spin.
The Emoticoins slot game boasts two special features – Wild Blast and the Free Spins Bonus. At the beginning of any spin, the Wild Blast feature can burst into life, adding as many as five wilds to the reels to produce a guaranteed win.
The Free Spins Bonus, as we mentioned earlier, is triggered when three or more scatters appear on the screen. Not only do you receive ten free games, but you also get a Wild Sticker (which is basically a sticky wild) added to the reels on your first free spin and from there on in, on every other spin. Wild Stickers remain on the screen until the bonus ends.