Cosmic Fortune is one of NetEnt shooting stars as it’s truly a marvel to watch in action and play. Starting with the intro, the first part plays on the theme of early video games of the 80s such as Space Invaders with dotted graphics as we’re shown an alien invasion happening.
The hero appears as he quickly boards his own spacecraft before proceeding to chase all alien ships off and shoot them down. In the last scene, the graphics style change completely to a present-day high-end graphics style with a scene with a half-destroyed alien ship cowering as it looks around for the hero.
The hero appears and busts the final ship. Before landing under the game title and removing his helmet, unexpectedly revealing a huge blue, cratered, afro hairdo that looks like one of the planets in the game.
- Release date: 26.11.2014
- Game: Cosmic Fortune
- Game provider: NetEnt
- Number of reels, rows and paylines: 5 reels, 3 rows, 15 paylines
- Bet levels: £0.15 to £30
- Maximum win: 1,470,000 coins
- Special features: Wilds, Free Spins, Bonus Game, Avalanche Mode
- Jackpot: Yes
- Mobile: Yes
- Return to player: 96.9%
- Variance: Medium
Cosmic Fortune bonus features
The actual game features a dark deep-space setting with a digital panel showing your latest achievements. The symbols appear as marbles with images of planets, rockets, moons, 2 types of alien ships, and the hero helmet itself.
The main game plays as a cascading symbols-type game with 5 reels, 3 rows, and 15 pay lines, with winning combinations falling out of place and leaving space for new symbols to substitute them.
This means that new symbols continue to fall into place consecutively as long as wins are made, and all wins are counted on the achievement board until the round is over. Called Avalanche Mode, It is this game’s ‘cascading symbols’ signature style.
Symbols fall from top to bottom. If a winning line is formed, those symbols (except for Scatter Symbols) will disappear and be replaced by new cascading ones. This can occur both during the main game and Free Falls Mode.
A marble with a golden ‘W’ emblazoned on it acts as the Wild. These can appear anywhere on reel 2 and/or 4, substituting for all symbols except for Free Falls/Scatter symbols.
Cosmic Fortune Free Spins
Known as Free Falls mode, landing 3 Free Falls/Scatter Symbols triggers the free spins feature. You initially get 10 free falls here, and every extra Scatter Symbol extra gives you another 5 free falls.
During Free Falls Mode, no extra free falls can be won. All wins here will be transformed into marbles and used in the next two features, described below.
After all free falls in Free Falls Mode are exhausted, the Free Falls Bonus Game starts. A pinball-style screen with 4 Coin Win Cups, a spiralled cup, and 1 Jackpot Bonus Game Cup appear.
The hero’s spaceship hovers above as he drops marbles converted from wins from the previous Free Falls Mode. Marbles collected in the 4 Coin Win Cups will add to your balance as the name suggests.
The win value depends on the settings you had prior to starting the Free Falls Mode. And if 3 marbles are collected in the Jackpot Cup, this takes you to the next and final bonus game.
Cosmic Fortune Jackpot
If you’ve got 3 marbles to fall into the Jackpot Cup in the previous Free Falls Bonus Game round, then you’ll be taken to the Jackpot Bonus Round. Also designed like a space pinball, this one features 5 cups, each one corresponding to 1 of 5 jackpots available – 3 locally accumulated ones and 2 fixed ones.
There are also 4 Coin Win Cups, whose value also depends on your bet level settings. The spaceship is once again seen hovering above as it drops 50 marbles. There’s also a Collector Cup that drops marbles won into the Mega Jackpot Cup below. The jackpots are as follows:
- Rapid Jackpot – fixed at £100
- Mini Jackpot – fixed at £500
- Midi Jackpot – a progressive jackpot with an expected max pay out of £4,000
- Major Jackpot – a progressive jackpot with an expected max pay out of £13,500
- Mega Jackpot – a progressive jackpot with an expected max pay out of £100,000
Cosmic Fortune’s return-to-player is set at 96.9%, and since it’s a low volatility local progressive jackpot, it’s a relatively safe jackpot to play. The maximum win you can expect is set at 1,470,000 coins.
Cosmic Fortune Mobile
Cosmic Fortune is one of the games that made the cut to be included in the NetEnt Touch library, meaning that it’s available to play on handheld devices.
So, as long as you have a reliable WiFi connection and you are using a recognised browser on one of the major operating systems – iOS, Android, and Window – you can take you Cosmic Fortune with you wherever you go without a hitch.