Cosmic Fortune Review

Real time jackpot size: £48,175.22 Show Jackpot History

Net Entertainment are certainly no strangers to the concept of progressive jackpot slot games, and this space-aged slot is a worthy addition to their popular jackpot gaming portfolio. Cosmic Fortune may not have the record-breaking jackpots of some other games, but when combined with some excellent graphics and interestingly quirky features, this one is a definite winner.

The Casino Gorilla doesn’t have a whole lot of patience for gimmicky games, but he was over the moon about this spaced out slot.

Pros:
  • Great Graphics
  • Pleasant Soundtrack
  • Amazing Bonuses
Cons:
  • Rather Small Jackpots

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The Lowdown

Any new NetEnt game is worth waiting for, and in 2014 fans were delighted to see this progressive jackpot slot game take a bow. With a theoretical return to players of 96.9% this is certainly one of the most generous progressive slots you will find out there, making it worth a few spins on this basis alone.

The max jackpot in the base game allows for a win of up to 1.47 million coins, which is pretty spectacular – and that’s before you take the bonus jackpots into account. This is a 3 x 5 reel game with just 15 pay-lines, and it makes for some entertaining slot gaming action.

One word of warning though: bet sizes range from 0.15 all the way up to 75.00 which is quite a hefty difference. Of course, it means that this game suits both high-rollers and low stakes players. Just make absolutely certain that you have chosen the correct stake amount before you start spinning.

How to Play

As you have probably guessed from the name, this is a game with an outer space theme. Right from the ‘Space Invaders’ style introductory animation, you know you are in for a real treat from people who understand what slot gamers want.

There are 7 different symbols in play here, with the most valuable being a whacked out robot, gruesome pink alien and the cheerful cosmonaut. Five in a row of the latter bring in a handsome 1,500 coins payout. There are wild symbols marked W which can show up on reels 2 to 4 and replace any of the standard symbols.

One of the most striking features of Cosmic Fortune is that it uses the player-favourite avalanche mode. You will be familiar with this element of the game from slots like Gonzo’s Quest and Jungle Jim: basically it’s when winning symbols disappear and are replaced by new symbols dropping in from above. This means that a winning spin can roll over to another and another, which is why the Casino Gorilla and most of us slot gamers enjoy this feature so much!

Special Features and Bonus Games

If you find three lightning flash scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, you unlock 10 free falls. Every time another scatter appears during these, you have earned a further three freebies. The free spin/falls round starts only after your original bet is complete and there are no further avalanches.

During free falls all winning bet lines are transformed into marbles. Marbles? You may ask. What have marbles got to do with anything? Well, this is where the jackpot game comes into play…

Cosmic Fortune Jackpot

This was the first NetEnt game to offer players no fewer than 5 jackpots to shoot for, which is a pretty tempting deal. These are – from lowest to highest – the rapid, mini, midi, major and mega jackpots.

Expect the lower two to amount to a fixed €100 and €500 respectively, with the midi and major potentially earning you thousands and (possibly) tens of thousands. The mega jackpot averages out at around the €80K mark. While it won’t ever reach the heights of a jackpot from Mega Fortune or Hall of Gods, the record Cosmic Fortune jackpot of €398,885 is certainly not to be sneezed at.

Remember those marbles we talked about before? Well at the end of your free spin round the free falls bonus game kicks into gear on a new screen. The marbles you won during the free falls round are dropped out of a rocket ship where they fall into either one of four coin win cups or else (hopefully) the jackpot collector cup.

If you are lucky enough to have three marbles end up in that collector cup you will fill the jackpot meter and launch the Jackpot Game. Still following? Good! The Jackpot Game is another bonus game which will randomly award you with either a coin win and/or one of the five jackpots.

The lowest two jackpots are fixed value, but the other three are progressive jackpots which can build to substantial amounts, as mentioned earlier. Marbles land in either the jackpot or coin value cups, and when you get three into the same cup you win that prize. Could be a massive jackpot, or a relatively small coin win.

Gaming Experience

Unlike a lot of progressive jackpot games, the base game of Cosmic Fortune is actually pretty good fun. The fact that the jackpot is released via the bonus game is a novel twist which helps to keep the suspense alive as you play.

It also makes earning that free spin bonus round extra rewarding. Plus this is a game which boasts the avalanche feature, an element which is not coincidentally found in some of the most popular slots of all time. No, you won’t become a millionaire from playing Cosmic Fortune, but you could still nab a very substantial windfall and you will enjoy the gaming experience too.

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