Cosmic Fortune Slot

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Cosmic Fortune is a 5-reel, fixed 15-pay line online slot from NetEnt with a progressive jackpot. It's a very recent addition to the world of online slots with progressive jackpots – November 2014 in fact – and it's a very welcome one too. The slot both looks and plays brilliantly, and is just as much fun to play even if you are not bothered about winning any of the FIVE jackpots (three progressive) that are on offer. The slot has a space theme, and the game begins with one of NetEnt's trademark pre-slot videos. The story goes thus: A group of nasty space invaders are blasting the planet to pixelated smithereens. Thankfully, one hero steps forward and emerges to save the day … or does he?

If you're into the money, then here are the facts about those five progressive jackpots mentioned above (all info correct at the time of writing):

  • Mega: Seeds at: €4,000. Record win: €398,885.
  • Major: Seeds at: €2,000. Record win: €28,451.
  • Midi: Seeds at: €500. Record win: €13,542.
  • Mini: Fixed prize of €500.
  • Rapid: Fixed prize of €100.

As you can see, the jackpots available here do not swell into record amounts, but that's because they are won on a very regular basis. Indeed both the major and the midi are won daily.

Away from the jackpots all the symbols in this game are space-related: The alien invaders, rockets, space monsters, planetoids and the Cosmic Fortune seeker himself. You can pick your coin size from 0.02 to 0.50, and your 'level of play' from one to ten. There are a mere fifteen pay lines, and they are fixed. Your wager-per-spin is coin size x bet level x 15. When you're ready to blast off, hit that spin button.

Payout & bonus rounds

The lowest payout in normal play is 3x for three small planetoid symbols. The jackpot – aside from the five jackpots outlined above – is for five of the space dude who's on our side (thankfully) at 1,500x your bet-per-line.

A 'W' symbol acts as the wild in this slot. Wilds only ever appear on reels two to four, and they substitute for all other symbols aside from the scatter symbols.

A lightning bolt symbol acts as the 'scatter' or 'free falls' symbol. You only need to land three anywhere on the reels to earn yourself ten free falls. If you land more than three, you gain five extra free falls for every extra symbol you land. These are called 'free falls' as opposed to 'free spins' as the symbols fall into place rather than spin. All winning symbols disappear when they form part of a winning line, and new symbols cascade down to replace them.

Each winning symbol transforms into a marble during free falls. At the end of your free falls you enter the bonus game. This is a bagatelle or pachinko-style game where your cosmic friend releases the marbles you won during your free falls to cascade down the screen. There are a number of pockets they can fall into, each awarding you cash amounts. If three marbles roll into the 'bonus' pocket, you're through to the 'jackpot bonus' game.

In this game you enter a second pachinko screen with higher cash amounts and five 'jackpot' pockets – one of each of the jackpots. You are awarded fifty marbles and they again will be released down the screen. If you manage to score three marbles in any one of the jackpot pockets, then the associated jackpot is all yours!

We really cannot recommend 'Cosmic Fortune' enough. The graphics and the gameplay are truly fantastic, and the bonus games are genuinely thrilling. If you make it through to the jackpot game and land two marbles in a jackpot pocket, then you'll barely have any nails left by the time the bonus game has ended.

In short, there's only one word to describe this slot – cosmic!