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We know them, you know them, everybody knows them. It all started with the “Smiley” face a few decades ago. Emojis or emoticons have become an essential part of written communication. In a way, one that does not understand them has difficulties interacting with others, “grin face”.
After the announcement of the Emoji movie, NetEnt, a leading Swedish online casino studio, went public with their very own announcement, the Emoji Planet video slot. For the time being, we have no information if it’s going to be based on the Emoji movie storyline, but it’s definitely going to be closely related.
Emoji Planet stands out from the past few NetEnt slot releases. It was about time NetEnt spiced things up. Emoji Planet showcases 5 huge reels with 6 rows of symbols. In addition, instead of paylies, Emoji Planet resembles the distinctive Aloha! Cluster Pays slot. Players need to form clusters of at least 5 symbols in order to win. In addition, the symbols fall down, like in one of NetEnt’s greatest hits, Gonzo’s Quest.
Players can enjoy this unique video slot with an entry bet of 0.20, all the way up to 200 per single spin.
First and foremost, there’s the Avalanche feature. Symbols part of winning clusters explode, making room for new ones to fall down, taking their place. In a way, this works like a Re-Spin, but for the sake of clarity, we’re going to stick to the term Avalanche.
Emojis come in different shapes, with different meaning. This allowed NetEnt to come up with one of a kind bonus features, 5 to be exact! NetEnt made sure players will eventually get to see all of them, featuring bonus meters for all of the respective emojis. Once any of the meters is filled, or the 12 spaces are filled, the respective bonus feature is triggered.
A Wild Symbol can appear on the reels, taking the place of any symbol to form a cluster. Lastly, the Emoji Planet slot looks outstanding! NetEnt applied the accumulated experience, player feedback, and the latest technology to give the Emoji dedicated video slot stellar graphics and video animations.
Below you can find more information about each of the bonus features, based on the featured emoji.
Emoji Planet slot is content rich, making it the perfect slot game for players who like to play for hours. Thanks to the abundance of bonus features, players are kept on their toes what feature will trigger first! Without further ado, here’s how the bonus features look like:
Rocket – Once triggered, 10 stacked wilds are put above a given reel. As you form winning clusters, an Avalanche is triggered, making room for Wild Symbols to take a position within the symbol grid, increasing your chances of winning. The feature ends once there are no Wild Symbols remaining.
Pizza – There’s a chance a 3x3 overlay to appear on the reels. The overlay shows a randomly chosen symbol. Basically, what this feature does, it guarantees a winning cluster. If by any chance, the overlay matches neighboring symbols, big prizes await.
Bomb – A total of 8 randomly selected symbols are destroyed. New symbols fall down to take their place, and a cash prize is awarded, between 5 and 100 times the bet that triggered the Bomb bonus feature.
Kiss – This is probably the most rewarding bonus feature in Emoji Planet out of all. 3 Sticky Wilds are added randomly on the reels. Each of them has 3 charges. Once a Sticky Wild is part of a winning cluster, one charge is removed. This means, you will get 3x3 chances to win, 9 Wild Symbols in total. Because the Wilds are scattered on the reels, forming large clusters is not that uncommon.
Hearts – The rarest and the most confusing bonus feature, at least that’s how we experienced it. You want to see more Kiss, Bomb and Pizza symbols.
A big symbol grid, out of the ordinary theme, half a dozen bonus features and prizes up to 5,000 coins, this is Emoji Planet slot’s short description. Entering an Avalanche winning spree may be the path to great prizes. For what it’s worth, you don’t need to be into emoticons, or emojis. Yes, there are people who prefer to text without these cute looking icons. Nevertheless, NetEnt made sure that this will be an entertaining slot for both the casual, the new, and the experienced, passionate slot player.
The Emoji Planet’s mechanism, combining both Aloha’s Cluster Pays and Gonzo’s Quest’s Avalanche feature make it the most NetEnt NetEnt slot currently available, “Big Smiley Face”.