Five Essential Emoji Blitz Tips for Beginners

Updated on May 1, 2018
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KA Hanna is a Disney enthusiast who has played Emoji Blitz since it was released. She is currently on Level 96.

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Disney's Emoji Blitz Basics

Disney's Emoji Blitz is a fast and fun "match 3" type of casual game that allows players to unlock and collect Disney emojis. Once collected on your smartphone or device, the emojis are available for you to use in messaging apps and on social media. The goal of the game is to quickly match 3, 4, or 5 similar emojis on the playing board, earn as many points as you can, and collect as many coins as possible during a 60 second round.

If you're new to Emoji Blitz, here are some tips that can help improve your gameplay experience and help you advance more quickly to earn new emojis.

My Favorite Emoji Champion

My favorite is the unassuming Randall.His point value is high, his power makes it easier to get Rainbow Stars and Sunshines, and he seems to go into powerup mode quickly.
My favorite is the unassuming Randall.His point value is high, his power makes it easier to get Rainbow Stars and Sunshines, and he seems to go into powerup mode quickly. | Source

Tip 1: Choose Your Champion Wisely!

To play, you will select a "hero" or "champion" emoji from your collection. This is the emoji that will "power up" as you match emojis in combinations of 3, 4, or 5 during a round of play. Your goal is to clear missions so that you can "level up."

While you could choose a hero emoji at random, it is always a good idea to leverage your hero's special power against the missions you are trying to clear. For example, if one of your missions is to clear 22 Sunshines during Blitz mode, it would be a good idea to use a champion emoji like Cinderella, who turns emojis into Sunshine as her special power.

Some emojis, like Jiminy Cricket, have powers that aren't always easy to use. Jiminy Cricket will plop down a Rainbow Star, but getting Jiminy to full power takes a long time; you might be lucky to get two Rainbow Stars in a 60 second game. A better strategy might be to use emojis that create duplicates of itself at power-ups. See the table below for a list of my favorite emojis to leverage against specific missions.

My Favorite Emojis to Use

Emoji
Power
When Most Useful
Randall
Extra Randall emoji
Rainbow Stars missions
The Genie
Extra Genie emoji
Rainbow Stars missions
Cinderella
Sunshines
Sunshine missions
Elsa
Clears a row
Clear bottom row or Clear top row missions
Mickey Mouse
Lightning Clouds
Lightning Cloud missions
Captain Jack Sparrow
Drops Treasure
More coins missions
Sebastian
x3 points
High score missions, or high coins missions
Tinker Bell
Random powerups
Sunshine missions or Rainbow Stars missions
Sadness
Clears bottom emoji
Clear bottom row missions or Clear lower board missions
Bambi
Clears random emoji
Blitz missions or Emoji power missions
Simba
Clears rows of emoji
Clear lower board missions
Pascal
Extra Pascal emoji
Rainbow Stars missions
Choose your champion emoji wisely to help clear missions and advance levels.

Tip 2: Strategy Counts

While getting a high score is a great thing, sometimes you have to sacrifice getting a high score in order to clear a mission. Some difficult missions, like clearing eight Rainbow Stars in one game, might mean that your game play will need to be more strategic. In the Rainbow Stars example, this means that you will need to look for opportunities to match 5 emoji, rather than 3, so your play will necessarily be more deliberate. Using a champion like Randall or The Genie might increase your opportunities to match 5 as well.

Other missions that might call for more strategic thinking are those that require collecting large numbers of coins. Again, selecting an appropriate champion like Sebastian might be helpful, your strategy for play needs to be careful. Sebastian's power makes matches worth three times more points, so clearing as many emoji as possible during Blitz will add coins and points. To do this, a good strategy is to save up Rainbow Stars and Sunshines, and use them as combos during Blitz.

Tip 3: Learn to Shoot a Combo

A combo means combining two or more powerups in order to increase their power or effectiveness. For example, one lightening cloud by itself might clear a row, but combining two lightening clouds will clear three rows — the row the clouds are on, plus the ones above and below. If you have the opportunity to use a combo over using the powerups individually, it is almost always better to use the combo. Combos are very useful when it comes to quickly clearing lots of emojis and increasing your score. A Rainbow Star plus Collection Item combo is useful to collect more items.

The table below shows how combos work.

Combos for Emoji Blitz

Combo
What Happens
Two Lightening Clouds
Clears three rows or columns, the one where the clouds are plus the two rows or columns adjacent
Three Lightening Clouds
Clears four rows or columns
Two Sunshines
Clears three rows and columns, up-down and left-right from the Sunshines
Lightening Cloud + Sunshine
Clears rows and columns up-down, left-right, and diagonally
Rainbow Star + Lightening Cloud
Replaces emoji with Lightening Clouds
Rainbow Star + Sunshine
Replaces emoji with Sunshine
Rainbow Star + Rainbow Star
Clears board of all emoji
Rainbow Star + Collection Item
Additional Collection Items appear on board
Common combos in Emoji Blitz

The Free Prize Wheel

Spin the Free Prize wheel once every 8 hours to gather coins, gems, lives, and more.
Spin the Free Prize wheel once every 8 hours to gather coins, gems, lives, and more. | Source

Tip 4: Always Spin the Free Prize Wheel

The Free Prize Wheel is easy to overlook, but it is an easy way to possibly pick up gems or lives. You can spin the Free Prize Wheel once every 8 hours (or more often, if you don't mind watching an ad.) The most common prize is 300 coins, but you can also get gems, lives, boosts, and the occasional "big" treasure chest filled with random good things.

You can use your gems to switch out missions that are seemingly impossible to accomplish. For example, I use gems to switch when I have a "clear emojis" mission for emojis that I don't have yet.

Boosts

Boosts can be used to enhance your game performance, but use them wisely!
Boosts can be used to enhance your game performance, but use them wisely! | Source

Tip 5: Use Boosts Wisely

Boosts can give you an edge when you want a high score, but it isn't always necessary. In fact, a boost may not help you at all in some circumstances. For example, if you are trying to clear a "collect 8 items" mission, you might think that using a "more items" boost will help. Unfortunately, you don't know ahead of time exactly how many items to expect, so a "more items" boost might simply mean you'll get 2 items during the game instead of 1.

I might use a "more items" boost with an emoji that increases my chances of getting Rainbow Stars, like Randall or The Genie. Then, I can try to combo a Rainbow Star with a collection item. This will create more collection items that I can then try to collect.

You want to use boosts when you have a play strategy in mind, when you have the right mission, and when you have the right champion in play. I sometimes will use boosts when I have a "use emoji's power mode x times" mission. In that situation, my strategy is to use Bambi as my champion, because Bambi seems to go into powerup mode fairly quickly. I'll also use an "extra time" boost, plus a "full power" boost.

Final Thoughts

Like any game, it is easy to become overly attached to playing, especially when there are so many wonderful Disney emojis to collect. My advice is to play for fun, to train yourself to quickly match 4 and then 5 emoji to gain power-ups, and to focus on developing strategies for best game play.

Questions & Answers

  • How exactly are coins and points calculated in Emoji Blitz? I only know by matching emojis. Is it by the number of matches in a move, what emoji is matched, or does each emoji have its value?

    Calculation of points is based upon the score value of each emoji that you own. You can find this information on the emoji collection screen. Select the icon of an emoji that you own from the set at the bottom of the screen, and the score value and level of that emoji will appear at the top of the screen. When you clear emojis in a match during play, this is the point value you earn for each emoji cleared. During Blitz, I believe you get extra points based on your level, but I’m not sure how exactly it is calculated. Coins are a different animal, and seems to be dependent upon how quickly you play, blitz vs. regular play, and match type. For example, I’ve gotten one to three coins for matching three emojis, but I haven’t been able to confirm the circumstances necessary to gain three versus one coin. I have noticed that the faster I play, and the more “cascades” of matching that occurs will result in more coins. You can also gain coins for popping balloons on the score screen at the end of a round of play.

  • I’m on Level 17 of Emoji Blitz, and the daily bonuses have suddenly disappeared. Why is this?

    Thanks for your question, I believe that daily bonuses and “prize calendar” are meant for brand new players, and that once you collect all the prizes, it goes away. What I am not sure of is how you were able to continue getting bonuses all the way to Level 17. I think I stopped getting the bonuses after only a few days of play and at a low level. You must be a really good, fast player!

  • In Emoji Blitz, how do you find the emoji you won for your keyboard?

    To use the emoji that you win, you will need to make sure that your settings allow Emoji Blitz to have keyboard access. On Mac products like iPad and iPhone, go to "settings" and scroll down to your list of apps. Select "Emoji Blitz" and then on the part of the screen that says "Allow Emoji Blitz to access," select "Keyboards," and make sure the permission for Emoji Blitz is turned on. This should make the Disney emojis available to your other apps. For example, in the Facebook app, this will make the usual "select emoji" icon (usually a smiley) appear as a globe. Select the globe and you'll get options to choose the Disney emoji or your regular emoji. (Note: if you don't see the Disney option right away, select the "ABC" option, which should toggle back to the Disney emoji.)

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