We are surrounded by smiling faces, winking faces, faces wearing sunglasses and even cheeky monkeys that appear on our phones, tablets and computers. Microgaming has decided that emoticons need to have their time in the spotlight of the online gaming world and they have coined the phrase, Emoticoins. Do you see what they did there?

Emoticoins draws on the vast array of emoticons that are now available on all the apps imaginable. The five highest value emoticons are the emoticons that will be most familiar to all of us: the sunglasses one, the winker, the smiler, the one blowing a kiss and the one with its tongue sticking out. The notorious faces appear on Emoticoins’ five reels, three rows and 30 fixed pay lines that should be more than enough to get those coins pouring into your bank account. The theme of online communication is maintained throughout and the game plays against a backdrop of hundreds of speech bubbles.

There are two main bonus features to help you land those pay lines: Wild Blast and Free Spins. Free Spins does what it says on the box. If you land three or more of the LOL symbol anywhere on the five reels, you will win ten free spins with some wilds added for good measure. Wild Blast gains its name from the blast of up to five wilds that can appear during any spin.

Why not try Emoticoins and turn your own face as smiley as the smiley emoticon?