The movie introduction to Cosmic Fortune tells you all you need to know about the theme of this game; it’s an invasion of aliens and based upon the classic spaceship video games from the 80’s. The graphics in the actual game, however, are a huge improvement on the classic games (you’ll be pleased to know). This is a sleek NetEnt production, with 5 reels, 3 rows and 15 pay lines. The backdrop is hazy – we assume it’s space – and the reels feature aliens, planets, spacemen and more. Cosmic Fortune offers the modern concept of ‘free falling’ reels and a decent bonus game, plus free spins and the chance to win a progressive jackpot.
So, the Cosmic Fortune reels are a special type of reel, in terms of the way land into position. Rather than traditional spinning, the symbols fall into position and if a win line is created, they are zapped and disappear while replacement symbols fall into place. This is a popular method due to opportunity for additional wins in each spin.
The reels feature spacemen, aliens, spaceships, the moon and planets galore, therefore are wonderfully theme-related without a playing card symbol in sight. There is also a scatter symbol and a wild, which appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 and substitutes all symbols but the scatter.
Landing 3 scatter symbols in view will trigger 10 free falls, with all symbols appearing on the winning pay lines turning into marbles; these are collected at the bottom of the reels. Every additional scatter symbol that appears during free falls will amazingly activate an additional 5 free falls.
The following stage of the game is the Free Falls Bonus. Your collected marbles drop from a spaceship into the cups below; either a Coin Win cup or a Jackpot Collector cup. Marbles that land in the Jackpot Collector cup will fill the jackpot meter. If 3 marbles are collected then the Progressive Jackpot game is triggered.
During the Jackpot Game, you must land 3 marbles in any of the five different jackpot cups, to win that particular jackpot prize. The Jackpot Game can also randomly trigger an instant coin win.
Yet another hit for NetEnt; Cosmic Fortune is a striking and attractive game with a decent, innovative bonus feature, free falling reels and the chance to grab a significant win with a progressive jackpot. Highly recommended.