We all have heard of emojis, they are the funny little faces we use on social media and when we text to describe our emotion or reaction. They have faces for every mood, from smiley to represent happy and a little angry orange one.  Now, these little emojis are invading the world of online slots in Microgaming's five-reel, thirty payline slot game, Emoticoins.  Playable across all multimedia platforms, on Emoticoins, players can spin the reels for just 30p or as much as £300.

Our Verdict:

Emoticoins is a really fun, vibrant slot game which is full of colour and humour.  The game takes a tongue in cheek look at all things emoji and pokes fun at how they have become so popular in recent years.  On Emoticoins, there is a bright blue background, although the reels are what dominate the screen. There are also some cheesy sound effects, bringing additional humour to the game.  The three bonus features are simple, but rewarding, and offer players the best chance of winning the most lucrative payouts.

Wild Symbol:

The wild symbol on Emoticoins is just a symbol with the word "wild" on it. This is the most lucrative symbol on the game, as not only does it pay the highest for a five-symbol combination but also will help complete other symbols combinations too.  The wild symbol will do this on Emoticoins when it lands on the reels and can substitute for missing symbols in combinations to complete the combination.  The wild will substitute for all the lower value playing card symbols 10 – A, as well as the five emoji symbols including the smiley, winky face, tongue out, heart emoji and smiley in shades.

Wild Blast:

The wild blast feature is a completely random feature which can occur during the base game.  When it is triggered randomly, it will shoot five extra wilds on to the reels. When it does this the wilds will help complete combinations and should produce payouts.

Free Spins Bonus Feature:

The main bonus feature on Emoticoins is the free spins game. This feature will only be activated when three, four or five of the "LOL" scatter symbol lands on a single spin.  When triggered ten free spins will be awarded, and they will begin automatically.  There is no multiplier during the free spins, and they cannot be re-triggered.

Wild Stickers Feature:

The wild sticker feature works alongside the free spins round.  This feature is triggered and will play alongside the free spins. On the first free spin, the Wild Sticker Feature, will it will turn one of the symbol positions wild and freeze it in place.  This will then stay frozen in place for the remainder of the spins. On the third spin, the wild sticker will turn a second position wild and freeze it also.  This continues the fifth, seventh and ninth spins also.  This means by the time it gets to the tenth free spin there are five frozen sticky wilds in place, almost certainly guaranteeing a good win.