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.


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

When Most Useful
Extra Randall emoji
Rainbow Stars missions
The Genie
Extra Genie emoji
Rainbow Stars missions
Sunshine missions
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
x3 points
High score missions, or high coins missions
Tinker Bell
Random powerups
Sunshine missions or Rainbow Stars missions
Clears bottom emoji
Clear bottom row missions or Clear lower board missions
Clears random emoji
Blitz missions or Emoji power missions
Clears rows of emoji
Clear lower board missions
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

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 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.

  • How do you get suns in the game Emoji Blitz?

    To get “Suns” or “Sunshines,” you need to match emojis in an “L” type pattern. The L can be oriented in any direction, and can be part of a larger “ + “ pattern. You can also use a Sunshine Boost, which will turn any clouds (four in a row or column) into Sunshines.


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    • prokidwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      KA Hanna 

      8 weeks ago from America's Finest City

      Hi Adolfo,

      To get that many clouds in a game, you may need to try a couple different strategies. One strategy is to use Jimini Cricket, which makes a star. Try to leave any clouds you get during play next to where Jiminy drops the star (star will usually drop in the same location) and then do a combo star-cloud to make lots of clouds. Then you can clear a bunch of clouds at once. Another strategy is to use Mickey, which makes clouds, but you will probably still need to do a combo star-cloud to make more clouds. Finally, if you are able to get close to the 38 clouds but run out of time, use a time boost to help.

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      Adolfo Menjivar 

      8 weeks ago

      what you recommend for getting doing 38 clouds in one game , thanks..

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      2 months ago

      Thank youuuu!!

    • prokidwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      KA Hanna 

      9 months ago from America's Finest City

      Hi Carrie, I am guessing that you mean an emoji with big ears? This category includes any emoji with larger than average ears, like Mickey or Minnie. I personally like to use NickWilde for this challenge. I don’t know of a “big earned” category of emoji.

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      9 months ago

      One mission says score 2.8 million with a big earned emoji. What is a big earned emoji

    • prokidwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      KA Hanna 

      14 months ago from America's Finest City

      Thank you for your question, Steph! Emoji levels indicate the strength of their special power. When you buy an emoji box (Silver or Gold box) from the emoji store, an emoji will “level up” if you get its duplicate. When you have achieved the highest level for an emoji, you will no longer get duplicates. Currently, some special emojis are at its highest level when you get it.

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      14 months ago

      what do the different levels mean for each emoji, and how do i get them to level up ?


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