Cosmic Fortune Basic Information:
Some people are just lucky. The sort of people who make you feel jealous, even though deep down you know you really shouldn't be. Luck is one of those things which cannot be controlled, but which can easily control the lives of others. You cannot force yourself to win at pokies, for example, but fortune itself can easily bridge that gap. So, then, is Cosmic Fortune a game where only those of astronomic luck can compete, or do those of us down on earth stand a chance as well? Read out review to find out…
This game operates under the use of the NetEnt gambling software system. The talented programmers and designers from NetEnt are well known for going the extra mile in their creations, and Cosmic Fortune is no exception. This game was released on the 26th of November, 2014
The NetEnt system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from NetEnt.
Cosmic Fortune comes with a total of 15 paylines over 5 reels in a 3×5 layout.
- The minimum coins bet sits at 30
- The maximum coins bet sits at 300
- Minimum coin size sits a 0.01
- Maximum coins size sits at 0.50
- The return to player offered by this game is 96.9%, which is towards the higher end of average.
By clicking on the spanner icon towards the lower left of the game screen the player can access the options menu. This brings up a menu with five different sections. These are as follows:
Enabling this option speeds up the spinning of the reels. This means that these is less time spent waiting around between the time you click spin and when the reels come to rest, speeding up the entire experience.
- Intro Screen
This option disables the intro screen from appearing the next time the player starts the game.
- Ambience sound
This option toggles the background noises from the game. While these are rather atmospheric they might be annoying for some players.
- Sound effects
This option simply toggles off all sound effects when selected.
- High, Medium and Low
The different graphics settings here serve an important purpose. The higher these are set the better the game will look, but the more demanding it will be on older or less powerful devices. Because of this players should probably set the game to medium or low when experiencing performance problems on their chosen devices.
This option simply disables the intro video from playing the next time that the player starts up the game.
Additional options can be accessed by clicking on the autoplay button. The basic options here allow the play to select from 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 250, 500, 750 or 1000 autospins.
The player can also click on the advanced settings button to further customise when their autoplay will end. There are six different stopping scenarios to choose from here:
- On any win
- If Free Spins are won
- When Bonus Game/Jackpot is won
- When a single win exceeds an entered amount
- If cash increases by an entered amount
- If cash decreases by an entered amount
Other Helpful Additions
Cosmic Fortune also comes with question-mark and ‘i' help icons. Both of these detail much the same thing, basic game and winning information, but the ‘i' button does this within the game and the question-mark opens a secondary text page. The page accessed by the ‘i' button also lists all payout information, paylines and bonus info.
The game can also be muted by simply toggling the sound button located on the lower left of the game main screen.
Cosmic Fortune appears to be its own property, not based off any pre-existing property. What can can guess is that it involves some sort of space-faring bobble-headed man who relies on luck to avoid crashing into moons, asteroids and the stomach of large alien monsters.
Other Features and Bonuses
The avalanche feature is a key component within Cosmic Fortune. With this feature the symbols drop into place, rather than spinning on the reels. Each matching set of symbols will disappear, with additional symbols dropping in from above to fill the empty spaces.
The wild symbol in Cosmic Fortune comes in the form of a gold W set against a blue sphere. These can appear in both the main game an in free falls. These can substitute for all symbols excepts the scatter symbols and appear only on reels 2-4.
The scatter symbol in this game comes in the form of a gold sphere with a blue lightning bolt shape running across the surface. When three of these appear in a single spin the player will get access to 10 free falls. Each additional scatter which appears in the main game will give an additional 5 free falls. The free falls feature will start only once the avalanche feature ends. This also generates the marbles which are dropped out of the little space-ships in the bonus games. The better you do here the higher your chances to win in the bonus games!
The free falls bonus game begins at the end of the free falls, if the player has gained three or more scatter symbols on a single spin. In this game marbles fall through a pachinko like device and fall into one of the above two cups. Marbles which land in the coin cup will simply generate a coin payout. Marbles which land in the jackpot collector cup will build the jackpot meter by one. Once the jackpot collector cup has a total of 3 marbles the jackpot bonus game is activated.
In the jackpot bonus game the player can randomly activate a coin win and/or one of five different jackpots. There is a maximum of 1 jackpot won per jackpot bonus game. This game possesses 3 progressive jackpots and 2 fixed value jackpots. Each of these contain a cup which require 3 marbles from a pachinko like game in order for the jackpot to be won.
How to Play:
Basic play for Cosmic Fortune is as simple as a player selecting a coin value and level and clicking spin. Alternatively the player can maximise their possible bet by simply clicking on the Max Bet button to the right of the spin icon.
Clicking the autoplay button allows the player to go through a selection of different amounts of autospins. From here the user can also click on the advanced settings button in order to manually select different stopping scenarios. These include on any win, when free spins are won, if a single win exceeds an entered amount, or if cash increased or decreases by an entered amount.
Overall Design and Usability:
As you might expect for a game set in space, the design of Cosmic Fortune is suitably futuristic. This means reflective surfaces, chrome and space-ships. Most of the included symbols within this game are a perfect fit, and though they themselves are a little light on animation, that cannot be said for the rest of the game which contains a huge and varied amount of quality animations. This ranges from pixel art to the little space-ship which flies across the top of the bonus screens. This quality extends to the music and sound effects, which are great and rather subdued. I'm a big fan of this as pokie music can become a little grating after a long play session, but here it is quite pleasant.
In terms of usability this is another area where Cosmic Fortune does very well. The game itself is extremely reliable and fast to respond, with no issues either major or minor showing themselves during our testing procedure. Also really appreciated are the multitude of options on offer from Cosmic Fortune. The often missing graphics options are the big winner here, as a game such as this really deserves to be played by as many pokie enthusiasts as possible.
Where to find it:
NetEnt games stand with Microgaming as some of the most popular available. If you already have a favourite gambling website then check out if they offer NetEnt games, if they do then you might be able to find Cosmic Fortune there. If it is not available, or if you want a more direct list then check out the links below.
A great game with a great look and one of our favourite bonus systems to date. Cosmic Fortune is a multiple jackpot game which has one heck of a lot to offer. You don't have to be a fan of the theme to enjoy this game, as we would recommend it wholly to those with an interest in bonus structures, those on the lookout for something new, or, well anyone. We didn't expect to go into this one to find one our favourite pokies, but we did. Any fan of pokies should check this one out. Who knows, you might end up having some cosmic fortune of your own.
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