Happy October! This has really been a crazy week in the Disney mobile game world. With new games and updates and events and previews for events, I feel like every time I check, there’s something new. The Disney Emoji Blitz Halloween update actually hit a couple days ago but I wanted to wait until our new event officially started before writing about it. Well, it’s here, you’re here and I’m here, so let’s take a look at what, who and why we’ll be swiping for the next month.
In the spirit of Halloween, we have two new emojis and a new Diamond box to help us nab them.
I did the diamond box twice and was lucky enough to get both of them, rather than one of them two times.
Hatbox ghost’s power is similar to several other emoji’s we’ve had in the past. Essentially, his head’s float up to make it easier to make combos. This is actually a very good power for this event as power-ups are key here. This one will allow you to make them faster. That being said, I found Hatbox Ghost quite difficult to see for some reason. This could have been due to the emojis that he was paired up with, but finding him always seemed to be a challenge for me.
I really like Abominable Snowman’s power. Not because it is amazing at getting high scores, but because it is interactive. I always find the powerups which have you actively doing something, in this case tapping to build up his avalanche, to be much more fun and frantic. The avalanche takes away the top couple of rows, which should help to at least refill the board faster in order to get items moving through.
A new event has started centered around unlocking Halloween item emojis. Compared to the Ursula event I think this way of doing things is actually a lot more fun. It’s still a challenge to get the items you’re after, which may turn some off, BUT I found that I was constantly being rewarded for my efforts and that was a really good feeling.
Much like with Ursula, you’ll need to switch into the event play mode for the time being in order to access this event. You can still earn rewards and points towards leveling up, so it’s probably best to just stay in this mode for the time being.
In this event, Pumpkins will appear on the board. You need to first use a power up to break the pumpkin and reveal the item within. Then you need to get the item to the bottom of the board in order to collect it.
This, however, is not my favorite part of the event. My favorite part is the fact that as you complete items, you are playing something of a Bingo game and every chain of three you make earns you a small reward. In the first item board that I played, I received gifts of coins, gems and power ups for completing three in a row. This is also really cool when you finally finish the center item as it unlocks several rewards at once.
In all, you’ll be getting 8 little prizes for each of these 7 item boards.
And once you get all of the items unlocked, you’ll be rewarded with those items as emojis to use in chats.
Emojis as Stickers
All of this is awesome news for iOS 10 users because you can now use all of these emojis as stickers in chat, which I find to be far better than sending them as little images. This makes the emojis far more useful in your chat window and also makes me want to collect more of them faster than I did before.
The free prize box has now been replaced by a Prize wheel. Is it really any different given the rewards you’ll get? Not really BUT it feels fun and interactive and you at least have an idea of what prizes are available. A small change, but a welcome one.
That’s it for this update! I’m excited to collect all these items over the next month and send my friends some spooky texts. How about you guys? Let me know which of these characters you like the most in the comments!