Emojis have become quite the fad over the past few years, as phone users learn how to communicate with hieroglyphic style symbols that arguably would be more appropriate in Ancient Egypt. This is a result of people communicating less by their voice and more by their text messages. NetEnt knows this and has developed their Emoji Planet slot. The game brings a goofy emoji look and feel to players, as you try to combine like symbols on the screen of your phone.
Emoji Planet is a 6 reel, cluster pays style video slot that takes place on a smartphone's screen and has a bright, almost gameshow style artwork to it. The symbols are nearly identical to those you'd find on your emoji keyboard, and include blue hearts, bombs, pizza, lips, rocket ships, poop emojis, an alien face, and a laughing crying face. There is also a star symbol that comes up from time to time.
Features in the game include reactor style wins, where when five or more like symbols are combined together. There are also wilds, stacked wilds, and sticky wilds built in. The emoji symbols like blue hearts, rocket ship, lips, pizza, and bomb each have their own special powers as well. When 12 of each of these symbols are collected, they go into a bank of sorts. When the spin completely plays out to conclusion, the bank then is spent and their special power goes into effect.
The bomb symbol spreads into symbols, exploding and creating the opportunity to get new wins. The pizza symbol gets a 3x3 overlay, which creates possibility for touching symbols to pay out. The Kiss symbol creates sticky wilds. The rocket shoots up a reel, completely erasing symbols, which are replaced with random falling symbols. The blue hearts creates a win multiplier of 2x the wagered amount.
The game's features and the cluster pay layout end up getting the game a posted return to player percentage of 96.5%, which is pretty competitive for an online slot.
Emoji Planet is a game that I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would. When I first booted the game, I thought, "Oh great. A game that my teenage daughter would love…", but the end result is very good. The happy theme and feature set is actually quite nice, and I can see myself playing this game more in the future. If you're looking for a new game to play, then this is well worth your time.