NetEnt enters the emoji market with its Emoji Planet Online Slot. Emoji Planet went above and beyond with its game play. There are five unique features that provide players with an interesting edge.
Simon Hammon, chief product officer at NetEnt, said:
“The emoji has become a worldwide phenomenon, so we’re pleased to be able to give players the chance to enter their world. Emoji Planet was made to bring fun and laughter to the gaming experience, and we’re confident our players will love this unique encounter and everything it offers.”
Cluster Pay feature
One thing to note about Emoji Planet is the absence of any pay line. Players do not match a set of similar symbols across the reels in a certain pattern. Instead, they match a group of five symbols that are touching each other. This group of symbols is considered a cluster.
Players can match symbols in patterns that are not possible in any ordinary slot that even has 243 pay lines. In fact, they can match symbols that are within a single reel only. This is thanks to the NetEnt game’s 5×6 grid where a single reel can contain six symbols.
Part of the Cluster Pay feature is the Cascade Reel feature. A player gets a small Re-spin bonus when he creates a cluster. Clustered symbols are cleared out and a new set of symbols replaces it. Players can create new clusters if the new symbols match with the current ones on the reel. New symbols will keep coming in to replace matched symbols until there are no clusters to create in one re-spin.
Emoji bonus features
There are five Emoji Planet symbols that can trigger a unique feature. These are the Bomb, Pizza, Kiss, Rocket, and Twin Heart symbols. To trigger their effect, players need to match these symbols until the grayed out symbol on the right side of the reel lights up.
- The Bomb symbol can clear out a random set of symbols across the reels. New symbols will replace the ones that are cleared by the bomb.
- Triggering the Pizza symbol will create a 3×3 cluster of similar symbols. Players can clear out other similar symbols that are touching this cluster.
- Filling the Kiss symbol will create a set of Sticky Wild symbols. These Wilds can create a cluster about three times before it goes away.
- The Rocket symbol will highlight one reel. Players get a random amount of normal Wild symbols in the highlighted reel.
- Getting the Twin Heart symbol can trigger a 2x score multiplier. A player doubles his cluster wins in the same spin where he triggers the Twin Heart feature.
What makes these emoji features interesting is how players can trigger any of the features more than once. It also looks possible to trigger more than one different feature at the same time.