NetEnt have taken inspiration from something most people around the world will use everyday in their lives. Emojis have become an extremely popular tool in the world of text and will be seen in almost all forms of written text.
There was even a movie to have been produced in the past regarding Emojis, so it should not be a surprise that there is a slot game based around them as well with the developers producing their Emoji Planet slot game.
The first thing we found when doing our Emoji Planet game review was that NetEnt have provided bettors with something a little different compared to the more traditional and standard formats.
Indeed, a Cluster Pays mechanism has been produced in which winning sequences can be formed from any position on the 5×6 playing grid that has been provided. Just five matching icons are needed to form a win, although bigger clusters will produce bigger wins.
In addition, the game features a cascading reels mechanism as well, which means winning icons will disappear in order to allow new symbols to fall and hopefully increase the rewards won as they form newer clusters. This will continue until no win is formed.
Starting from just €0.20 per spin, bettors can wager up to €200 per spin on this slot game, or they can look to play it without having to spend any money via the Emoji Planet free play version above before hitting the slot game for real. The gameplay experience is rather seamless, though, whilst the ‘Autoplay’ and ‘Max Bet’ buttons are nice touches.
It should not come as a surprise that the paytable of this Planet Emoji slot game consists of a number of emojis that are found on devices such as smartphones. The low-value icons are represented by the hearts, the bombs, the pizza slices, lips and a rocket.
The more valuable icons include the poo, the alien face and the face with the tears of joy. Five of the latter icon can provide a reward of 2x the bet, whilst 500x the bet will be won if 30 appear (covering the whole playing grid). Wild icons are also available, which have the power to substitute for other icons on the paytable.
One of the Planet Emoji bonus features available in this NetEnt slot game is via the low-paying icons. Although they provide small rewards, each icon comes equipped with its own special bonus feature.
When a cluster of five are formed, they will fill the meter to the right of the grid. This meter will be full up when 12 are collected. A number will then appear next to the meter indicating how many times the bonus can be used.
The power that has been stored will be used once the spin comes to an end, with five different powers available:
- Bomb: These will cause eight random symbols to be destroyed, with players earning an instant prize for each destroyed icon.
- Pizza: This feature will cause a 3×3 overlay of a randomly-chosen symbol to appear somewhere on the reels, instantly triggering a win.
- Kiss Mark: This will make three sticky wilds appear on the screen. Each of these can be used three times before being destroyed and disappearing.
- Rocket: This will cause a stack of 10 wilds to be added on and above one of the columns on the screen.
- Hearts: Your total win will be multiplied by the number of times you’ve filled the hearts meter, plus one.
RTP (return to player)
With a 96.4% return to player (RTP) rate, NetEnt’s Emoji Planet slot game sits well with many of their other titles. The video slot has a medium volatility, though, thus meaning wins can be made rather frequently!