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Disney Emoji Blitz is a free-to-play Match-Three Game and mobile keyboard app on iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices originally developed by Disney Interactive. It was released for the first two platforms on July 14, 2016, while the Windows 10 version was released December 21, 2016. In February 2019 development of the game was transferred to Jam City.
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The game is your typical match-three game where players have to swap emojis modeled after famous Disney and Pixar characters on a seven-by-seven grid. You select a character as your main emoji for a game, while four other emojis are randomly selected to be added to the grid for each game. As the "blitz" in the title suggests, you have to swap as fast as possible to get high scores. As you match rows and columns of emojis, new emojis will fall down from the top and one of two meters will fill up. Matching emojis based on your selected character will fill a meter that allows you to use your emoji's special power, while matching other emojis will fill a separate "blitz meter" which, when full, triggers "Blitz Mode". During "Blitz Mode", you earn a few extra seconds of gameplay, and one set of the four random emojis will be cleared away. You will score bonus points for each match you make during the mode. You may also want to look out for item emojis to collect, and bring those down to the bottom row before time runs out—more on that later. You will earn coins to spend and have the point values of every emoji you've unlocked so far as you play games over time.

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During gameplay, matching more than three emojis will give you power-ups:

  • Four-in-a-row-or-column will give you a lightning power-up, which can be swiped either left or right to clear a row, or up or down to clear a column. Swiping two lightnings together will clear adjacent rows or columns.
  • Three-in-a-row and three-in-a-column together will give you a sunshine power-up, which swiping in any direction will clear both the row and column it was swiped on. Swiping two sunshines together will also clear adjacent rows or columns, depending on which direction they were swiped on. Swiping a sunshine and a lightning together will also clear diagonals in addition to rows and columns.
  • Five-in-a-row-or-column will give you the most powerful power-up, a rainbow star. Swapping a rainbow star with a character emoji will clear all emojis of that character. Swapping a rainbow star with one of the other two power-ups will cause one set of emojis to be replaced with either lightnings or sunshines, either of which can help you clear the grid and get to "Blitz Mode" quickly, and swapping a rainbow star with an item emoji will cause some character emojis to be replaced with more item emojis to collect. Finally, swapping two rainbow stars together will clear the entire grid of all character emojis.
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You can decide to spend coins for boosts before each game, including five seconds of extra time, your emoji's power ready-to-use at the start of the game, item emojis doubled, starting the game in Blitz modenote  or all instances of lightning replaced with sunshine.

So yeah, the gameplay is pretty much typical. However, the real reason to play this game is for its keyboard feature, allowing you to use Disney and Pixar-themed emojis in messages, but you can only use the emojis you've unlocked in the game. Want to send an SMS with the Fab Five smiling together? You have to play the game to get them all. Those items we mentioned earlier? You have to complete "item collections" to use them, and you have to collect multiples of each item emoji in the sets. Hope you got the right character to unlock those gold items quickly, but hey, at least you also get prizes for completing these sets, too.

You can download the game from the App Store here, Google Play here, or the Windows Store here.

See also Disney Tsum Tsum.

    Characters 
There are two main kinds of character emojis: Silver Box emojis and Gold Box emojis. You earn either one of them by spending coins at the Emoji Shop, although you can sometimes win them. Silver Box emojis cost 15,000 coins, and Gold Box emojis cost twice that at 30,000 coins. All characters are unlocked at random, though you do get to decide between Sulley, Ariel and Simba as your first emoji. Mickey is also going to be your first unlocked emoji, regardless of who you pick first.

Characters have a power level that increases each time you earn duplicates of each character, allowing their special powers to become stronger. Silver Box emojis can go up to power level three, and Gold Box emojis can go up to power level five. Gold Box also have higher point values than Silver Box emojis. That being said, both kinds of emojis have their benefits, so don't be afraid to collect Silver Box emojis along the way.

There are also two kinds of special emojis. Villain Box (Purple Box) emojis that can only be earned through special events where emojis fight against a villain during games by collecting certain items. Playing as certain emojis during these events double the items collected. Their power levels only go up to two during these events, but they don't max out there. Rainbow Box emojis can only be earned through certain other means.

There are also limited-time Diamond Boxes, which guarantees you certain Silver Box or Gold Box emojis or has to be opened for certain limited-time Rainbow Box emojis, but you'll have to pay 200 Gems (the game's premium currency) to open those.

Silver Box

  • Mickey & Friendsnote 
  • The Lion King
    • Simba
    • Timonnote 
    • Pumbaanote 
    • Rafiki
    • Nalanote 
  • The Little Mermaid
    • Ariel
    • Flounder
    • Sebastian
    • Prince Ericnote 
  • Monsters, Inc.
    • Mike Wazowski
    • James P. "Sulley" Sullivan
    • Randall Boggs
    • Celianote 
    • Roznote 
    • Boonote 
  • Bambi
    • Bambi
    • Thumper
  • Dumbo
    • Dumbonote 
    • Timothy Mouse
  • Pinocchio
    • Jiminy Cricketnote 
    • Pinocchionote 
  • The Aristocats
    • Marienote 
  • Winnie-the-Poohnote 
    • Winnie the Pooh
    • Piglet
    • Tigger
    • Eeyore
    • Rabbitnote 
  • 101 Dalmatians
    • Perdita

Gold Box

  • Disney Fairies/Peter Pan
    • Tinker Bell
    • Peter Pan
  • Aladdin
    • The Genie
    • Aladdinnote 
    • Jasminenote 
    • Abu
    • Iago
    • Rajahnote 
  • Alice in Wonderland
    • Alice
    • Cheshire Cat
    • White Rabbit
    • The Mad Hatter
    • Mr. Caterpillarnote 
  • Toy Story
    • Sheriff Woody
    • Buzz Lightyear
    • Squeeze Toy Alien
    • Bullseye
    • Jessie
    • Bo Peepnote 
    • Forkynote 
  • The Muppets
    • Kermit the Frog
    • Fozzie Bear
    • Swedish Chef
  • Cinderella
    • Cinderella
  • Frozen
    • Elsa
    • Anna
    • Olafnote 
    • Svennote 
    • Kristoff
    • Marshmallownote 
  • WALL•E
    • WALL-E
    • EVE
  • Lilo & Stitch
    • Lilo
    • Stitch
  • Zootopia
    • Nick Wilde
    • Judy Hopps
    • Clawhauser
  • Finding Nemo/Finding Dory
    • Nemo
    • Dory
    • Crush
    • Bruce
    • Hank
    • Destiny
    • Bailey
    • Baby Dorynote 
  • Beauty and the Beast
    • Bellenote 
    • The Beastnote 
    • Lumiere
    • Cogsworth
    • Mrs. Potts
    • Chip note 
  • Moana
    • Moananote 
    • Mauinote 
    • Puanote 
  • Mulan
    • Mulannote 
    • Mushunote 
    • Cri-kee
  • Tangled
    • Rapunzelnote 
    • Pascalnote 
    • Flynn Rider
    • Maximus
  • Cars
    • Lightning McQueen
    • Cruz Ramirez
    • Jackson Storm
  • Inside Out
    • Joy
    • Sadness
    • Anger
    • Disgust
    • Fear
    • Bing Bongnote 
  • Ratatouille
    • Remy
  • The Emperor's New Groove
    • Kuzco
    • Kronk
  • A Bug's Life
    • Flik
    • Princess Atta
    • Heimlich
  • The Incredibles
    • Mr. Incredible
    • Violet
    • Dash
    • Elastigirl
    • Jack-Jack
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    • Snow White
    • Dopey
    • Grumpy
    • The Prince
  • The Rescuers
    • Bernard
    • Bianca
  • Robin Hood
    • Robin Hood
    • Maid Marian
  • Classic Disneynote 
  • Sleeping Beauty
    • Aurora
    • Prince Philip
  • Pocahontas
    • Pocahontas
    • Flit
    • Meeko
  • Brave
    • Merida
  • The Jungle Book
    • Baloo
    • Kaa
    • King Louie
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
    • Jack Skellington
    • Sally
    • Zeronote 
  • Coco
    • Miguel
    • Héctor
    • Dante
    • Imeldanote 
  • Big Hero 6
    • Hiro
    • Baymax
  • Wreck-It Ralph
    • Vanellopenote 
    • Ralphnote 
    • Yesssnote 
  • The Princess and the Frog
    • Tiana
    • Louis
    • Ray
  • Lady and the Tramp
    • Tramp
    • Lady
  • Hercules
    • Hercules
    • Meg
    • Pegasus
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    • Esmeraldanote 
    • Quasimodo
    • Hugo
  • Up
    • Russell
    • Carl
  • The Sword in the Stone
    • Arthurnote 
    • Archimedesnote 
  • The Disney Afternoon
  • The Haunted Mansion
    • Hatbox Ghostnote 
    • Madame Leota
    • The Bride
  • Disney Parks
    • Abominable Snowmannote 
  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
    • Mr. Toadnote 
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Captain Jack Sparrow
    • Barbossa
    • Davy Jones
  • Star Warsnote 
    • Rey
    • Finn
    • BB-8
    • Luke Skywalker
    • Princess Leia
  • Descendants
    • Malnote 
  • Hocus Pocus
    • Winifrednote 
  • Kingdom Hearts
    • Sora
    • Aqua

Villain Box

  • The Little Mermaid
    • Ursulanote 
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Aladdin
    • Jafarnote 
  • Peter Pan
    • Captain Hook
  • The Lion King
    • Scar
    • Shenzinote 
  • 101 Dalmatians
    • Cruella De Vilnote 
  • Alice in Wonderland
    • Queen of Hearts
  • Hercules
    • Hades
  • DuckTales
    • Magica DeSpell
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
    • Oogie Boogienote 
  • Beauty and the Beast
    • Gaston
  • The Princess and the Frog
    • Dr. Facilier
  • The Sword In The Stone
    • Madam Mimnote 
  • Star Wars
    • Kylo Ren
    • Darth Vader

Rainbow Box

  • Fantasia
    • Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey Mousenote 
    • Yen Sid note 
  • Mickey & Friends
    • Holiday Mickeynote 
    • Holiday Minnienote 
    • Holiday Plutonote 
    • Rainbow Mickeynote 
  • Up
    • Dugnote 
  • The Little Mermaid
    • King Triton
  • Disney Parks
    • Rose Gold Minnienote 
  • Cinderella
    • Fairy Godmothernote 
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    • Magic Mirror
  • The Lion King
    • Spirit Mufasanote 
  • Pinocchio
    • Blue Fairy
  • The Incredibles
    • Frozonenote 
    • Edna Mode
  • Aladdin
    • Magic Carpet
  • Inside Out
    • Rainbow Unicorn
  • The Sword In The Stone
    • Merlinnote 

This mobile game contains examples of:

  • Absentee Actor: Some Disney characters aren't emojis yet despite being well-known characters. Below is the situation as of April 2019; this might change as more emojis are being added to the game.
    • The Disney Princes (or, male deutaragonists for Disney Princesses) are mostly absent as well. Belle's Beast, Anna's Kristoff, Aurora's Prince Philip and Ariel's Prince Eric are available, but e.g. Cinderella's and Pocahontas' male deuteragonists are absent, as are any of the human male characters from Mulan, etc.
    • Unlike most villains, Cruella De Vil was not paired with other characters from the same movie. Perdita was eventually introduced some months later but Pongo, her mate, is not available.
    • In addition, there are several more official Disney Emojis that exist on other Disney services, including DisneyNownote  and Disney Heroes: Battle Mode, but not within Disney Emoji Blitz itself.
  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: The whole point of the game. You play the game to get emojis for a Disney-themed mobile keyboard.
  • Boring, but Practical: Character emojis that add more of the same character on the grid are useful for refilling their special meters quickly.
  • Bribing Your Way to Victory:
    • Downplayed in most of the game. Everything in this game can be unlocked for free, given enough time and dedication, but you can purchase Gems via microtransactions to help you out. Gems are used to buy more coins (the currency required to buy emojis) and extra lives, can be used to swap out missions you feel you can't complete, or give you extra time when it runs out under special conditions (e.g. when there's a gold item on the board). That last one will also instantly activate Blitz Mode. Thankfully, Gems can also be won through completing certain daily challenges, missions, or item collections.
    • Played straight with Rainbow Box emojis (Sorcerer's Apprentice/Holiday Mickey, Holiday/Rose Gold Minnie and others) and Diamond-Exclusive Gold emojis which are available only through the Diamond Box and only for a limited time. Hope you've stockpiled those Gems!
  • Cap: Silver Box emoji power levels cap at three, while Gold Box emoji power levels cap at five.
  • Character Level: Every player has a level that increases as they complete a number of missions. Every time you level up, your "Blitz Bonus" percentage increases, allowing you gain more points for matches made in Blitz Mode. You'll also win prizes including coins, Gems, boosts, lives, or even the occasional emoji every time you level up. At level ten, you will also unlock access to daily challenges to win extra coins or Gems.note 
  • Character Name Alias: Flynn Ryder's emoji goes by that name in the game; that is a name his character took on, while his real name is Eugene Fitzherbert.
  • Combination Attack: As mentioned above, swapping two power-ups together are better than swapping them individually.
  • Developers' Foresight: If you run out of possible matches on the grid and have no power-ups, the game will automatically shuffle all the emojis for you. Mind you that this situation rarely happens.
  • Easter Egg: See those balloons floating up on the results screen? You can pop them to gain bonus coins. A possible level-up mission involves popping a certain number of the balloons, assuming you remember to do that after each game.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Lilo and Moana both wear a red hibiscus in their hair. Ariel has a pink flower above her left ear. Rapunzel has many flowers in her hair, like she had during the Corona scenes in her film.
  • Furry Confusion: An update in October 2018 added the "Cats & Dogs" group of emojis used for missions. Pluto is counted as part of this group, Goofy is not.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: There are currently over 100 characters in the game with plenty more to come.
  • Match-Three Game: Match three character emojis to clear them out and score points.
  • Mythology Gag: The emoji's don't just have the appearance of Disney characters, but what their counterparts did or said in the films is directly mentioned.
    • Alice in Wonderland: Alice's emoji's power is to make a giant Alice appear.
    • Beauty and the Beast:
      • The Beast's rose petals and his transformation back into a prince are mentioned.
      • "Be Our Guest!" is in Lumiere's description.
    • Cinderella: Cinderella's emoji's description has "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo!"
    • Finding Nemo:
      • Dory speaks whale.
      • Hank releases an ink squirt.
    • Frozen:
      • Anna's emoji's power is to grow sunflowers. In Frozen Fever and Frozen Free Fall, Anna is associated with sunflowers.
      • Olaf's emoji's description contains "It's summer!".
      • Sven's emoji's power is to drop a carrot; his power-up in Frozen Free Fall is a carrot as well.
    • The Jungle Book: Baloo's emoji's description has "the Bare Necessities".
    • Lady and the Tramp: Lady's emoji "spins spaghetti", referring to the famous "spaghetti kiss" scene.
    • Moana: Maui transforms into a hawk, a bug or a shark.
    • Pinocchio: Jiminy Cricket's emoji's description contains "Wish upon a star". The famous song from the film, which even became Disney's signature song, of course is "When You Wish Upon a Star".
    • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest: Davy Jones' emoji "summons the Kraken".
    • Pocahontas: Her emoji's power is "The Color of the Wind".
    • Tangled: Rapunzel's emoji's description has the line "Best day ever!"
  • Oh, Crap!: When the player gets to the last few seconds they get to play the game (the games are all timed at 60 seconds) all emojis on the board turn from their "neutral" or "smiling" versions into panicky versions expressing "O NO!" (the official name for this emoji/expression is "cold sweat", which says it all)...
    • Fear from Inside Out has this expression by default.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted, Chip Potts from Beauty and the Beast and Chip from Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers are both available as playable emojis.
  • Play Every Day: Players can earn free prizes once every eight hours through a wheel (previously a chest), although (depending on the region you live in) you can earn an extra spin by watching a video ad either immediately afterwards or approximately once an hour.
  • Produce Pelting: Fozzie Bear's power causes tomatoes to be thrown at all the Fozzie emojis on the grid, clearing away them and his bad jokes.
  • Smart Bomb: The two rainbow star combo, which clears away all character emojis, although both the other rainbow star and power-up combos can be like this for the entire grid.
  • Temporary Online Content: Villain and most Rainbow emojisnote  are only available for a limited time, usually the length of an event connected to them. Villains have to be unlocked via gameplay while Rainbow Boxes have to be purchased with gems. Luckily the developers have been good about repeating events and giving newer players, as well as long-time players who missed out, a chance to collect these emojis.
    • Unlike regular Gold Box emojis, which are always made available after their introductory event, the Star Wars emojis, Mal, Remy, Vanellope, Heimlich, Jack-Jack, Robin Hood, Swedish Chef and Mr Toad were only available during their respective events. While they can be upgraded by purchasing additional Gold Boxes they cannot be unlocked if the player failed to collect them during these events.
  • Timed Mission: By default games have a 60 second time limit. Blitz mode, an extra time boost and certain emoji powers (Aladdin, White Rabbit, Cogsworth and Celia) can add time, allowing a player to extend the game. Survival Events dispense with the time limit altogether, instead the game lasts as long as you can maintain your health bar. As a result the use of extra time boosts and the aforementioned emojis are not allowed during these events.

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