Wed, Aug 7, 1:05am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Sat, Oct 5, 4:12am
Emojis seem to have taken over the world in recent years. These simple designs are the perfect way to display emotion, whether happy, sad – or in this case, whether you want to communicate ‘pizza’. Emoji Planet is an unusual pokie from NetEnt which plays out in a 6×5 grid. A lot of quirky emoji symbols fall onto the slot reels. Line up a group of symbols and you’ll trigger a win, while the freefall system ensures you can enjoy multiple successes.
The real fun when playing Emoji Planet is when you land one of the five bonus features, each based around a different emoji. Here are the *smiley face* highlights of this medium variance pokie:
Emoji Planet utilises the popular freefall system, though does this with groups of symbols, not win-lines. Any time you hit a group at least five matching symbols you’ll see those winning symbols disappear.
Now the symbols from above will fall into the empty spaces and new emoji symbols will appear at the top of the reels. The reel set up is now evaluated again and any new wins paid out, and this process will continue until no more wins are to be had. You can therefore land a series of wins at the cost of just one spin.
To the right of the reels you’ll find five emoji-based bonus meters, based on the bomb, pizza, kiss mark, rocket and the two hearts. These meters will fill any time you land a win with those symbols in a single turn. For example, if you land 6 connected rocket symbols, 6 of the segments on the rocket symbol will fill. To activate the following bonus features you’ll need to fill all 12 segments on the emojis:
Emoji Planet is unlike any other pokie you’ll play. Many players consider it to be more like an app such as Candy Crush (such are the similarities in the game play). Wins come when you land clusters of least 5 – joining side to side or above / below (not diagonally). The pay table displays wins for clusters of 5 up to 30. 10,000 coins are yours if you hit the maximum 30 smileys, while top prizes for the other symbols range between 5,000 and 1,800 coins.
A wild is thrown into the mix too, substituting for any other symbol apart from the scatter.
This NetEnt designed pokie has a fun and colourful air. The backdrop to the game features two dancing twins, an alien pig, an emoji sticking its tongue out and a rainbow too – yes, the game has a random feel! With the symbols appearing within that 6×5 grid, the game is busier than your usual slot, while the range of symbols add a sense of fun – there are not many pokies featuring a poo!
The soundtrack has its own theme song, which is just as quirky as the visual design. This has a tendency to get stuck in your head.
Emoji Planet is one of the most original online pokies you’ll play. By winning when lining up clusters, wins come in a different way to normal. Activate any of the bonuses and the game really comes to life – your biggest wins will come this way. With the entertaining and humorous visuals throughout this game certainly makes for a refreshing change from the usual themes.