Mon, Aug 5, 8:10pm by Charlotte Lee
Last Updated Sat, Oct 5, 4:15am
The moment you enter Cosmic Fortune you’ll be treated to a wonderful pixelated intro video. This sees ‘Space Invaders’ style aliens threaten to overrun the planet. However, the entry of the astronaut ‘star’ of this pokie sees him destroy the aliens and save humanity, while keeping it humorous throughout. The astronaut appears on the slot reels too, joined by a group of unsightly aliens and a variety of space symbols.
Cosmic Fortune is a NetEnt pokie where you can enjoy many wins from a single one spin. The main feature takes a twist at the end, going from space to pinball. Here are the out of this world features of this medium variance slot:
Cosmic Fortune utilises the free fall system. You’ll notice that instead of spinning reels, the symbols fall into place. Every time you win, the winning symbols will disappear, and the symbols above will fall into their place, with new symbols appearing at the top of the reels.
The reels are then re-evaluated for new wins and the whole process will start again. You could find yourself with a long series of wins, all at the cost of just one spin.
During the base game you’ll want to keep an eye out for the scatter symbol which shows a sparkling bronze/gold planet with a ‘Flash’ style silver ring around it. If you’re lucky enough to land 3 scatter symbols anywhere on the reels (either on the initial free fall or subsequent ones) you’ll activate the free fall feature (which is effectively a free spins bonus feature).
You’ll be awarded 10 free falls in all and these will work in the same way as the base game. However, every time you win, the number of winning symbols that disappear are added up and awarded as marbles. For example, if during a single turn you land a 3 in a row win, followed by a 4 in a row win, you’ll be awarded 7 marbles (in addition to the cash prize for lining up those symbols).
At the end of the free falls Cosmic Fortune takes a twist. You’ll be entered into a pinball/pachinko style game where the marbles are dropped from the spaceship at the top of the screen, eventually either falling off the screen or landing in cups at the bottom. Most of these cups award cash prizes, but if you land three marbles in the ‘Jackpot Collectors Cup’ you’ll enter the jackpot game.
In the jackpot game you’ll need to land three marbles in any of the jackpot cups to win that prize – the five jackpots being the mega, major, midi, mini and rapid.
Cosmic Fortune features the 5×3 reel set up and a total of 15 win-lines. The highest paying symbol is the astronaut star of the show, worth 1,500 coins for the maximum five in a row. Three space aliens pay 1,000, 500 and 200 coins respectively, while rocket, moon and meteor symbols complete the pay table. A wild symbol appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only and will substitute for any other symbol apart from the scatter.
After the brilliant intro video, this NetEnt designed pokie features a colourful array of symbols on the reels. The standout symbol is the alien who is simply all eyes and teeth, while the astronaut brings his beaming smile onto the reels. The action is set against the backdrop of a misty space, with balls of light occasionally illuminating the scene, while a spiral pattern behind perhaps points to a black hole.
The moment you enter Cosmic Fortune you’ll know you’re in for a treat – the brilliant opening sequence setting the game up perfectly. The visuals and animations on the reels maintain the excellent design. The free fall system ensures that a number of wins can come from any one spin and the bonus feature is action packed and unique. Watch as those marbles career down at the end of the feature – can you grab one of the five progressive jackpots?