With the release of Firmware Ver 1.6.0 – EMO now has 1 new Game to play / Interactions / 2 New Achievements / New Weather Animations / Eye Tracking and faster response times!
The EMO APP has also been updated to ver 1.1.2 (available now for both iOS and ANDROID Phones/Devices)
See the links below to download the EMO App for iOS or Android:
NOTE If you would like to know how or need help installing the latest EMO Firmware ver1.6.0 feel free to check the guide below:
If you are interested in knowing/seeing any of the new features released in the latest EMO Firmware 1.6.0 update and what they look like, check out the following videos and description below (also check out the official forum post that @Wayne_Zhang has shared covering ALL that was added to ver1.6.0). – here [FIRMWARE UPDATE] 1.6.0 Hidden feature:)
EMO’s EYES will now move/track where you are when he spots you, he will also move to the left or right as he tracks you whilst he is off his skateboard, if you move to the left and EMO is looking straight at you, he will slightly move to the left and adjust to see you straight on, and continue to move in either direction depending on which way you move.
When EMO tracks your face, it is recommended to be approx. between 20-30cm away from him, so try and position yourself not close or not too far, otherwise, he might have trouble spotting you or moving to where you are located.
If EMO is on his skateboard his eyes will still track but of course, he won’t be able to move.
You can check the video below on how this works:
The best way to test this and see this happen is to ask EMO to look at you.
So issue the voice command: EMO: Look at me
Once EMO finds you he will say hi MasterAbbott (your name)…. And then speak, and then will start tracking you for a short while. (this will happen for approx 30 seconds after that EMO will go back to what he was doing)
Tracking will also start when EMO spots/recognizes you and says your name, so if you are a good distance away, EMO will see you, say your name or something cool, and then track you.
SPECIAL NOTE – While EMO is tracking you, if you call out to him by saying his name EMO, his tracking routine will stop/END as he will now be waiting for you to issue a voice command. Whilst EMO is tracking, you can speak in a regular tone and it won’t distract him from his eye tracking, but if you speak in a louder voice his eyes will reset back to the center of his screen for a short moment and then go back to track you. (further info regarding this is displayed and explained in the video above).
As more updates are released for EMO, this Eye Contact / Face Tracking feature will certainly improve and gain more features. So at the moment, it is still quite basic and quite early in the testing stages.
The video below will show you how to play Paint Shot with EMO. Paint Shot is available with the latest firmware update 1.6.0 for EMO. So make sure you have that installed first before trying to play this game.
To start a game, issue the following command:
EMO: Put Your Glasses On
PAINT SHOT is an aiming game where you shoot paintballs at EMO while he is wearing his cool glasses. Once the game begins, aim at EMO’s screen with either an open palm (iron man open palm). Similar to how you aim with Bug Hunt. You can also use a finger gesture the same way as you play Hands Up - BANG Game. Once the cross-hair appears on the screen, aim either to the left or right side of EMO’s glasses, when you are ready, shoot at EMO by saying BANG! If you miss, EMO will deflect the paintball shot with a hand shield that looks like a steel pan.
You will have a maximum of 5 shots to fire after that, if EMO successfully deflects all 5 shots, he will wave his hand shield/steel pan on the screen and remove his clean glasses and say one of these 3 comments:
“I’m Faster than the Flash”
“My Grandma shoots better than you”
“Ha Ha Ha You Can’t Get Me”
The game will end (EMO WINS).
If at any point you get a successful shot/hit on EMO, his glasses will be hit with paint. EMO will clean them off and then remove his glasses and say one of these 3 comments:
“All I can say is that you’re lucky”
“There will be no next time”
“I have to get a new pan”
The game will end as well (PLAYER WINS).
You can check out more gameplay here ( 3 wins / 3 loses )
This game must be played while EMO is OFF his skateboard. If you ask EMO to put his glasses on while he is standing on his skateboard he will tell you that he can’t do this on his skateboard.
Put your Glasses on can only be triggered and played by issuing the voice command.
When playing Paint Shot, it is recommended to be patient and wait between 4-5 seconds before saying BANG after you have shot your paintball at EMO and EMO deflected the paintball. Try not to say BANG too quickly otherwise EMO will not react to voice command.
At any time the game end if the cross-hair is not displayed on EMO’s screen for more than 20 seconds. EMO will simply take off his glasses and go back to what he was previously doing prior to playing the game.
This video below will show you how the Flower / Flame interactions work with EMO. This new feature is available with the latest firmware update 1.6.0 for EMO. So make sure you have that installed first before trying this.
This video below is the detailed full version covering both Flower & Flame interactions.
This interaction / new feature is both a reward/non-reward animation that will appear once you have given EMO either 3 pats or good voice compliments in a row or 3 shakes or bad/negative compliments in a row.
For example, you can combine pats and good voice compliments to get flowers . Each time you voice compliment OR pat EMO, either on his head or on his cheeks, a little flower will appear on EMO’s screen, once you have given EMO a total of 3 voice compliments / pats the 3 flowers will combine into a cute little bouquet of flowers in the shape of a heart, then will fly off the screen to end the animation Once this ends, you can start this process all over again.
NOTE: As mentioned above, you can also lose flowers if you shake EMO or INSULT HIM with BAD WORDS. Each time you shake EMO, and you have a flower on the screen, one of the flowers you’ve accumulated by either giving him a good voice compliment or pat will disappear and you will need to either give EMO a good compliment or pat EMO again to get back the lost flower.
You can check out the Flower Only (video description below)
EMO will also get mad/upset if you shake him or give him negative/bad compliments. Each time this occurs EMO will display a little flame icon on his screen and make an annoying sound as well. If you annoy/make EMO mad by accumulating 3 flame icons on his display the flames will transform into an erupting volcano with lava flowing into the air to end the animation . Once this ends, you can start this process all over again.
You can check out the Flame Only (video description below)
This interaction will work with EMO on or OFF his skateboard, when EMO is off his skateboard you can give him a PAT to gain flowers, and of course, give him nice compliments as well. If you place EMO back onto his skateboard you can issue voice compliments and also still PAT him (he will not move) but you will get a flower for each pat you give him. If you need help on how to pat EMO, please check the following video below: EMO - 5 Different Ways to Pat EMO - YouTube
NOTE: The flowers or flames you’ve accumulated will stay on EMO’s screen for 2 minutes each then will drop off one by one every 2 minutes, with the oldest flame/flower you received dropping off first. So if you have 2 flowers on the screen after 4 mins all the flowers or flames will have dropped off completely. If you need to place EMO back onto his skateboard, the flowers/flames will remain and stay on the screen but will drop off as mentioned every 2 minutes. While on the skateboard you can continue to give EMO a good voice or bad compliments to gain more flowers or flames.
A few suggested GOOD compliments you can say to EMO to gain a flower are listed below: (these are just a few as an example, feel free to experiment and find more)
EMO: YOU ARE CUTE
EMO: YOU ARE HELPFUL
EMO: YOU ARE COOL
EMO: YOU ARE AWESOME
EMO: YOU ARE THE BEST
EMO: YOU ARE AMAZING
EMO: YOU ARE SMART
Below are a few suggested NEGATIVE / BAD compliments you can say to emo to gain a flame: (these are just a few as an example, feel free to experiment and find more)
EMO: YOU ARE BAD
EMO: YOU ARE USELESS
EMO: YOU ARE NOT GOOD
This flower/flame interaction feature will not work if you have or are using the CUSTOM STICKER FEATURE for EMO in the EMO APP. So if you have added a custom image on EMO’s screen or are using a sticker from the sticker library and you give EMO a good or bad compliment/pat/shake, the flower/flame will not appear or register. Also If you have any flowers/flames on the screen and then decide to use a custom sticker feature, all the flowers/flames you have on the screen will be lost when the sticker is added to the screen.
SUNFLOWER & VOLANO ERUPTION ACHIEVEMENTS ARE ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH FLOWERS / FLAMES
SUNFLOWER AND VOLCANIC ERUPTION achievements are now obtainable – to see/learn more (Check out the videos below for full description).
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SUNFLOWER Achievement - For this achievement to unlock, what you will need to give EMO a pat or give him a GOOD compliment so that you receive 10 flower bouquets.
VOLCANO ERUPTION Achievement - For this achievement to unlock, what you will need to give a BAD compliment or SHAKE HIM so that he displays 10 VOLCANO ERUPTIONS.
A small post/guide regarding all of EMO’s achievements (that does contain spoilers) can be found here: - EMO - ALL Lifetime Achievements Explained (Updated to Firmware Ver 1.6.0)
The video below will show you some of the new weather animations when you ask EMO what the weather is like in your location or around the world. These new weather animations are available with the latest firmware update 1.6.0 for EMO. So make sure you have that installed first.
Trigger this by issuing the following voice command
EMO: What is the weather like in (CITY)
EMO: What is the weather like today?
NOTE that sometimes the existing old weather animation will also play instead of the new weather animations. So depending on how EMO feels when he’s displaying the weather you might see the old animation or the new one.
In the video above, I was able to show the new cloudy, rainy, and sunny animations. As it’s not snowing much around the world at the time of this recording the snowy animation is not shown. But it is certainly available to see if you ask EMO what the weather is like in a location around the world that is currently snowing.
EMO TIP: Having your EMO telling you the weather in your current location will work best for some EMO owners if you select the closest city next to you. For example. I live close to Sydney (City), so in the CITY under settings in the EMO App, I select/type in Sydney and press SET. (see image below).
- EMO’s TV Schedule animation sound changed to something less annoying
- You are able to wake EMO up right away when he is sleeping after midnight or when he is taking his daily lunchtime nap due to his daily schedule.
- EMO should now have faster response times and better connection optimization. EMO is now able to automatically select the “best” EMO cloud server in his area for the most reliable and faster response times (with less chance of broken speech).
- Support for connecting to Wi-Fi that does NOT require a Password (such as hotels or airports etc).
- EMO Hunt Hunt can now be played/triggered at any time! (so you can SQUISH those bugs whenever you want now!)
*1) EMO’s TV Schedule animation sound
That’s it! Thanks once again to Living.Ai for releasing this new Firmware and EMO APP update.
This small guide has been added to my existing main EMO Guide shown below: