Swedish online casino powerhouse Netent has announced plans to release their long-awaited video slot, Emoji Planet™.
The rumours have been flying for months, but now we have confirmation that the incredible developers behind such successes as Gonzo’s Quest, Mega Fortune and Starburst are only weeks away from releasing their most fun-loving title yet!
Using Netent’s unique Avalanche™ reels and Cluster Pays™ (an alternative to traditional paylines), excitement is building among fans as the August 23rd debut looms.
Since the game will mirror the upcoming Emoji Movie, we can expect the theme music and animations to be taken from the original material, which means it should be an upbeat and bouncy game.
There will be 6 reels, 5 tiles deep, and you’ll need a minimum of 5 adjacent symbols (either upwards or across) in order to get a payout. The maximum win occurs if you land 30 symbols in a single spin. In addition, any winning combinations are removed and more symbols fall down to take their place, potentially creating extra wins!
The symbols will feature a number of popular emojis that appear in the film, including the poo emoji, rockets, blue hearts and the “crying laughter” emoji! There are also five bonus features which are activated by collecting 12 specific symbols, shown to the right of the reels.
The early reactions from those of us who have been given a chance to demo the game are varied. In particular, the bonuses (triggered by landing 12 identical tiles of a certain type) were tricky to unlock and didn’t offer a very high multiplier, though in theory, this can be as high as 100x.
Being a pop culture game, the success of the movie could have a huge say over the popularity of Emoji Planet™ when it makes its way into theaters. It’s not a groundbreaking slot, but I think it will find a niche audience who pay it regular attention.