Theme of The Game
Emoji Planet is offered by NetEnt and it’s a mobile slot with a theme that seems to be in fashion these days. It’s the second game I see launched recently, to sport the same emoticon inspired theme. NetEnt didn’t go with the typical slot machine look in this title though, featuring a setup of 6×5 reels that should make things quite interesting.
When it comes to the symbols that you can get as you play the slot, you should expect for images of emoticons that are laughing, of aliens, poop, rocket ships, kisses, pizza, bombs and blue hearts. The background image looks unusual enough on its own, with clouds and rainbows, with NetEnt characters from other slots waving at you and with a pair of twin she-devils dancing mechanically.
It’s a very weird mix that they went with here, and the first impression that I got from it is not a positive one, despite the individual quality of the selected symbols.
NetEnt has proven time and time again that they know what works and what the players want, and so Emoji Planet might have a good chance to win an audience for it, even though it’s not coming in the usual modern design that I’ve come to expect from its developer.
It certainly does a good job at delivering a different experience, especially if you look at its features, and once again, they tend to do this side of their slots very well.
How To Play It
Though the game relies on clusters of symbols, not on lines, it still pretends to have 20 lines, so that wagering is easier to do. You can select as many as 10 coins to be used for each line, while their denomination can reach $1. Your full range of bets will vary between $0.20 and $200, depending on your preferences.
To play Emoji Planet, you will have to form combinations of five or more matching symbols, which are next to each other. As long as there are at least five symbols touching, either vertically or horizontally (or a mix of the two), then you can form a cluster and you can get paid by it.
There are a total of 30 symbols shown on the 6×5 reels setup each round. The payouts vary depending on how many of the 5 to 30 possible symbols you get of the same type and also touching.
The one feature that you will find in most slot machines it the one called a wild, showing a logo with a star on it. These wilds can substitute for all other symbols present in this slot.
Second, we have five Emoji Features. These are triggered when you fill certain meters, meters that are shown on the right side of the screen. You need to fill up 12 spaces on those meters, to trigger their features.
The features in question are brought on by the Bomb (8 random symbols destroyed, with wins of 5x to 100x the line bet given for each one), the Pizza (a random symbol occupies 3×3 positions, giving you a guaranteed win), Kiss Mark (3 sticky wilds appear at random and stay there until they are part of three winning clusters each), Rocket (10 wilds appear stacked on a reel and above it) and Two Hearts (a cash prize).
The jackpot in Emoji Planet requires you to get a full screen occupied only by the laughing emoticons. 30 of these will get you a payout of 10,000x, which can mean $100,000.
Emoji Planet is a modern mobile slot, the kind of game that feels and plays differently than most you see at a casino these days.