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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 (although the Windows version has since been discontinued). 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 Microsoft Store here.

In 2019, Korean mobile game developer Sundaytoz released a another match-3 Disney mobile game called Disney Pop Town. It combines elements of Blitz with world-building akin to Gardenscapes. In January 2021, Jam City published a version of Disney Pop Town for the North American market.

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 (1994)
    • Simba
    • Timonnote 
    • Pumbaanote 
    • Rafiki
    • Nalanote 
  • The Little Mermaid
    • Ariel
    • Flounder
    • Sebastian
    • Prince Ericnote 
  • Monsters, Inc.
    • Mike Wazowski
    • Sulley
    • Randall
    • Celianote 
    • Roznote 
    • Boonote 
  • Bambi
    • Bambi
    • Thumpernote 
  • Dumbo
    • Dumbonote 
    • Timothy Mouse
  • Pinocchio
    • Jiminy Cricketnote 
    • Pinocchionote 
    • Figaronote 
  • The Aristocats
    • Marienote 
  • Winnie-the-Poohnote 
    • Winnie the Pooh
    • Piglet
    • Tigger
    • Eeyore
    • Rabbitnote 
  • 101 Dalmatians
    • Perdita
    • Patchnote 

Gold Box

  • Disney Fairies/Peter Pan
    • Tinker Bell
    • Peter Pan
    • Wendy Darlingnote 
    • Nana
    • Mr.Smeenote 
    • John Darling
    • Slightly
  • 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 
    • Rexnote 
    • Duke Caboomnote 
    • Hamm
  • The Muppets
    • Kermit the Frog
    • Fozzie Bear
    • Swedish Chefnote 
    • Miss Piggynote 
    • Gonzo
  • Cinderella
    • Cinderella
    • Prince Charmingnote 
    • Gusnote 
    • Jaq
    • Anastasia
    • Drizella
  • Frozen
    • Elsa
    • Anna
    • Olafnote 
    • Svennote 
    • Kristoff
    • Grand Pabbienote 
    • Marshmallownote 
  • WALL•E
    • WALL-E
    • EVE
  • Lilo & Stitch
    • Lilo
    • Stitch
    • Jumbanote 
    • Scrumpnote 
    • Angelnote 
  • Zootopia
    • Nick Wilde
    • Judy Hopps
    • Clawhausernote 
    • Finnicknote 
    • Flashnote 
  • Finding Nemo/Finding Dory
    • Nemo
    • Dory
    • Crush note 
    • Bruce note 
    • Hank
    • Destiny note 
    • Bailey note 
    • Pearl note 
    • Baby Dorynote 
  • Beauty and the Beast
    • Bellenote 
    • The Beastnote 
    • Lumiere
    • Cogsworth
    • Mrs. Potts
    • Chip note 
  • Moana
    • Moananote 
    • Mauinote 
    • Puanote 
    • Hei Heinote 
  • Mulan
    • Mulannote 
    • Mushunote 
    • Cri-kee
  • Tangled
    • Rapunzelnote 
    • Pascalnote 
    • Flynn Rider
    • Maximus
  • Cars
    • Lightning McQueen
    • Cruz Ramirez
    • Jackson Storm
    • Tow Maternote 
  • Inside Out
    • Joy
    • Sadness
    • Anger
    • Disgust
    • Fear
    • Bing Bongnote 
  • Ratatouille
    • Remynote 
  • The Emperor's New Groove
    • Kuzco
    • Kronk
    • Pacha
  • A Bug's Life
    • Flik
    • Princess Atta
    • Heimlich
  • The Incredibles
    • Mr. Incredible
    • Violet
    • Dash
    • Elastigirl
    • Jack-Jacknote 
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    • Snow White
    • Dopey
    • Grumpy
    • The Prince
    • Doc
    • Sleepy
  • The Rescuers
    • Bernard
    • Bianca
  • Robin Hood
    • Robin Hoodnote 
    • Maid Marian
    • Lady Kluck
    • Little John
    • Sir Hiss
  • Classic Disneynote 
  • Sleeping Beauty
    • Aurora
    • Prince Philip
    • Flora
    • Fauna
    • Merryweathernote 
  • Pocahontas
    • Pocahontas
    • Flit
    • Meekonote 
  • Brave
    • Merida
  • The Jungle Book (1967)
    • Baloo
    • Kaa
    • King Louie
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
    • Jack Skellington
    • Sally
    • Zeronote 
    • Dr.Finklestein
    • The Mayor
  • Coco
    • Miguel
    • Héctor
    • Dante
    • Imeldanote 
  • Big Hero 6
    • Hiro
    • Baymax
  • Wreck-It Ralph
    • Vanellopenote 
    • Ralphnote 
    • Yesssnote 
    • Fix-It Felix Jr.note 
    • Calhounnote 
  • The Princess and the Frog
    • Tiana
    • Louis
    • Raynote 
  • Lady and the Tramp
    • Tramp
    • Lady
  • Hercules
    • Hercules
    • Meg
    • Pegasus
    • Phil
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    • Esmeraldanote 
    • Quasimodo
    • Hugo
  • Up
    • Russell
    • Carl
  • The Sword in the Stone
    • Arthurnote 
    • Archimedesnote 
    • Sugar Bowl
  • Onward
    • Ian
    • Barley
    • The Manticorenote 
  • A Goofy Movie
    • Max Goof
  • Soul
    • Joe Gardner
    • 22
  • Raya and the Last Dragon
    • Raya
  • The Three Caballeros
    • Panchito
    • José
  • Luca
    • Luca
    • Alberto
  • 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
    • Elizabeth Swann
    • Prison Dognote 
  • Star Warsnote 
    • Rey
    • Finn
    • BB-8
    • Luke Skywalker
    • Princess Leia
    • Chewbacca
    • Hondo
    • Han Solo
    • R2-D2
    • Poe Dameron
    • Boba Fett
    • C-3P0
    • The Mandalorian
    • Cara Dune
  • Descendants
    • Malnote 
  • Hocus Pocus
    • Winifred Sandersonnote 
    • Mary Sanderson
    • Sarah Sanderson
    • Thackery Binx
  • Mary Poppins
    • Bertnote 
    • Enchanted
    • Giselle
  • Kingdom Heartsnote 
    • Sora
    • Aqua
    • Captain Goofy
    • Royal Magician Donald

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 
  • Moana
    • Tamatoanote 
    • Kakamora Chief
  • Wreck-It Ralph
    • King Candynote 
  • Up
    • Alpha
  • The Emperor's New Groove
    • Yzma
  • Mulan
    • Shan Yu
  • Cinderella
    • Lucifer
    • Lady Tremaine
  • Tangled
    • Mother Gothel
  • Toy Story
    • Emperor Zurg
    • Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear
  • Mickey & Friends
    • Pirate Peg-leg Pete
  • Gargoyles
    • Demona
  • Coco
    • Ernesto de la Cruznote 
  • Robin Hood
    • Prince John
  • The Incredibles
    • Syndrome
  • The Rescuers
    • Madame Medusa
  • Star Wars
    • Kylo Ren
    • Darth Vader
    • Stormtrooper
    • Jabba the Hutt
  • The Mandalorian
    • Deathtroopers
    • Moff Gideon

Rainbow Box

  • Fantasia
    • Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey Mousenote 
    • Yen Sidnote 
  • Mickey & Friends
    • Holiday Mickeynote 
    • Holiday Minnienote 
    • Holiday Plutonote 
    • Rainbow Mickeynote 
    • Vampire Mickeynote 
    • Witch Minnie
    • Mermaid Minnie
    • Deep Sea Mickey
    • Crab Donald
    • Fairy Minnienote 
    • Seashell Daisy
    • Birthday Baby Plutonote 
    • Devil Dalenote 
    • Peppermint Minnie
    • Gardener Mickey
    • Flower Minnie
    • Watermelon Minnie
    • Ice Cream Mickey
    • Soft Serve Donald
  • Up
    • Dugnote 
    • Kevin
  • The Little Mermaid
    • King Triton
  • Disney Parks
    • Rose Gold Minnienote 
  • Cinderella
    • Fairy Godmothernote 
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    • Magic Mirror
  • Pinocchio
    • Blue Fairynote 
  • The Incredibles
    • Frozonenote 
    • Edna Mode
  • Aladdin
    • Magic Carpet
  • Inside Out
    • Rainbow Unicorn
  • The Sword In The Stone
    • Merlinnote 
  • Moana
    • Gramma Talanote 
  • Journey into Imagination
    • Figmentnote 
  • Mary Poppins
    • Mary Poppinsnote 
  • Beauty and the Beast
    • Enchantressnote 
  • Coco
    • Pepitanote 
  • Frozen II
    • The Fire Spiritnote 
  • Mickey's Christmas Carol
    • Bob Cratchit Mickeynote 
    • Ghost of Jacob Marley
    • Ebenezer Scrooge McDuck
  • Winnie The Pooh
    • Honey Bee Pooh
    • Flower Piglet
    • Bunny Tigger
  • Hercules
    • Zeus note 
  • A Goofy Movie
    • Powerline note 
  • Alice in Wonderland
    • Doorknob note 
  • Raya and the Last Dragon
    • Sisu
  • The Mandalorian
    • The Child
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Tia Dalma
  • Moana
    • Te Fiti

Story Boxnote 

  • The Lion King
    • Spirit Mufasanote 
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
    • Santa Jacknote 
  • Beauty and the Beast
    • Winter Bellenote 
    • Fancy Beast note 
  • The Emperor's New Groove
    • Yzma Kittynote 
  • Mulan
    • Pingnote 
  • Tangled
  • Toy Story
    • Mrs. Nesbittnote 
  • A Goofy Movie
    • Vacation Goofy note 
  • Coco
    • Alebrije Dante note 
  • The Lion King
    • Baby Simba
  • Aladdin
    • Disguised Jasmine
    • Vacation Genie
    • Snake Jafar
  • The Little Mermaid
    • Wedding Ariel note 
  • Cinderella
    • Wedding Cinderella note 
  • Moana
    • Baby Moana
  • The Three Caballeros
    • Caballero Donald
  • The Princess and the Frog
    • Almost There Tiana

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 2020:
    • The Disney Princes (or, male deutaragonists for Disney Princesses) are mostly absent, however the devs are making progress in adding them to the game. June 2019 even saw the addition of the "Princes" collection group (consisting of Prince Eric, Prince Philip, Snow White's Prince, Aladdin and the Beast) however there's still several notable omissions who may be added in the future.
    • 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.
    • To that end, Marie, Remy, Merida, and Mal are the only characters so far from their respective movies (unless you count the villains from the latter).
    • No characters from The Good Dinosaur appear, making it the only original Pixar movie to not be represented (they even have Flik, Atta, and Hemilich!)
    • There are also no characters from Tarzan, even though it's the only Disney Renaissance film to not have at least one character. This is probably due to the Burroughs estate.
    • Sorry, MCU fans, but the game has yet to add a single Marvel character. Especially noticeable when at least the month of May 2020 was dedicated to Star Wars emojis; May the Fourth, anyone?
    • In addition, there are several more official Disney Emojis that exist on other Disney services, including DisneyNow,note  Disney Heroes: Battle Mode, and the As Told by Emoji webtoons, but not within Disney Emoji Blitz itself.
  • Ascended Meme: In the "Tasty Snacks" item collection, Kermit is more likely to get Iced Tea.
  • 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.
    • The trope has become more pronounced since development switched to Jam City. Events now often require newly-introduced emojis, or emojis of a specific level, in order to play and the only way to meet these requirements is to purchase a Diamond Box. Fan reaction to this development has been decidedly negative.
    • 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! (Though, they can also be gotten through completing certain, extra large item collections.)
  • The Cameo: Some characters that don't have their own emojis show up in their franchise-mate’s powers. Sometimes, they do end up getting one later on.
  • 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, Gems, or powerups.
  • 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.
  • Couch Gag: During Clear Events, the castle on the title screen changes to a building or symbol related to the event.
  • Crack Is Cheaper: Yeah, those gems that will allow to get certain characters that can only be found in the Diamond Boxes? The top tier costs one-hundred dollars for 5,000 gems and oftentimes that isn't even enough to get all the specific Diamond emojis from the boxes, meaning a person can potentially run up the cost of thousands of dollars trying to collect all the emojis. This is to say nothing of all the little things that will whittle down the gems like trading out missions, getting more time on games to complete missions, special event boosts like dropping random rainbow stars...Point is trying to play the game without gems to collect all the characters is near impossible and trying to play it with them means you'll drain your bank account within days.
  • Defeat Means Playable: Defeating the Villains during their events turns them into playable emojis.
  • 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.
  • Disco Dan: Rainbow Mickey. But one that triggers Instant Blitz Modes.
  • 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.
  • The Faceless: As of 2021, the Magic Carpet and the Sugar Bowl are the only playable emojis with no face. As the loading screen says, "Somehow, they still find ways to emote."
  • 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. This might be why it seems to have been removed as of 2020.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Cinderella's stepsisters are obtainable from Gold Boxes, rather than Villain Boxes. This might be due to Lady Tremaine and Lucifer already being Villains-indeed, a Group collection refers to all four as such.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: The Villain Boxes have given away some of the infamous twist villains, and a loading screen spoils the end of Frozen II.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: There are currently over 300 characters in the game—including alternate forms and special edition characters—with plenty more to come.
  • Match-Three Game: Match three character emojis to clear them out and score points.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Just like Disney Tsum Tsum. But without Queen.
  • 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.
  • 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 "worried" or "nervous" ones. (The official name for this emoji/expression is "cold sweat", which says it all, really.)
    • Fear from Inside Out has this expression by default.
    • Fozzie emojis gain this briefly when they're about to be hit by tomatoes.
    • During a villain event, all the emojis on the title screen gain this instead of their usual smile.
  • 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 four 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. September 2020 also added a cumulative Weekly Counter.
  • 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.
  • Shout-Out: The overlay for Jackson Storm's minigame includes the Arc Numbers from Lost.
  • 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. Yensid, your reward for reaching Level 100, also does this.
  • Speech Bubbles: While the emojis are mute, at least two examples appear:
    • Donald Duck's power has bubble with Symbol Swearing inside to cover up and clear emojis.
    • Fozzie also gets one on his activation screen reading—what else?—"Wokka Wokka!"
  • 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 Silver or Gold Box emojis, which are always made available after their introductory event, Diamond Exclusive emojis are only available during their respective events. While they can be upgraded by purchasing additional 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 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 emojis whose powers can affect time are not allowed during these events.

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