Emoticons are all the rage these days for millennials and tweens, who express their emotions using poop shapes, pukey faces, smiles, and scowls. Microgaming has capitalized on this by releasing their EmotiCoins slot, which brings some of the goofy symbols to the reels. The actual story behind the slot is perhaps more interesting than the game, though. It was initially thought of by two Microgaming employees during a brainstorming initiative, eventually fleshed out and turned into a game. While designing the game idea Microgaming's Anna McChesney said that 92% of the world's online population uses emojis, so it makes sense that we're seeing a game take advantage of the goofy symbols.
EmotiCoins is a 5 reel, 30 payline video slot that's got a simplistic look and feel to it, but when you consider the emoji theme, it's appropriate. The game also brings an array of different symbols, which include standard symbols (10, J, Q, K, A) as well as winky emoji, sunglass wearing emoji, whistling emoji, laughing and slobbering emoji, LOL symbol and an emoji that has its tongue sticking out. This comes on a blue simple background that's static. Other than that, there's not really too much to the look and feel of the game.
Feature wise, EmotiCoins is a pretty simple game as well. The title brings in wild symbols, scatters, free spins, and sticky wilds. The game is simple in this aspect, but seeing as how it packs a 96% Return to Player percentage (RTP), you should see features hit quite a bit.
The gameplay with EmotiCoins is very solid, but the game isn't groundbreaking or terribly unique. With that being said, the game is enjoyable enough. You won't spend a terrible amount of time playing this one, but it's one that you should definitely consider as it packs a lot of charm into it.