Drawing on the tradition of games like Space Invaders, Cosmic Fortune puts players in the shoes of an intrepid space traveller trying to weather an alien attack. It's certainly a compelling theme and makes for an exciting and immersive experience.
Cosmic Fortune also has a Free Fall feature that you may be familiar with if you've ever played games like Gonzo's Quest. After a win, all winning reel symbols disappear and send those above them tumbling down which opens up the possibility of scoring some additional wins.
Cosmic Fortune is a progressive slot based around the theme of an alien invasion. It's absolutely gorgeous to look at and boasts one of the most fun and exciting bonus rounds we've encountered in any slot, let alone NetEnt title.
It may have just 15 paylines, but this is one 5-reel slot that still has a lot to offer. With a maximum jackpot of almost 1.5 million coins (and a max. coin size of 0.5), Cosmic Fortune has a grand prize that we're sure any player would be thrilled to get their hands on.
From its retro 8-bit style cinematic intro to the beautiful 3D graphics of the main game, Cosmic Fortune is a treat for the eye. But with a maximum jackpot that's considerably lower than other progressive games, you might wonder whether that's enough to stick with the game.
Reel icons look very nice, with not an Ace or King in sight. A full set of original symbols means that you'll need to take some time to familiarize yourself with which reel icons are high value and which are on the low side. No matter, though, as this is pretty easily done.
Fortunately, Cosmic Fortune has much more to offer than just its graphics: its gameplay will feel instantly familiar to any fans of 5-reel slots and, even though it doesn't have many paylines, it offers enough chances for players to win that it's difficult not to fall head over heels for the game.
As one of NetEnt's smaller progressive titles – it's also much newer than many other progressives on the market – you may not be able to find it in every single online casino, but there are plenty of venues across the web where you'll be able to give Cosmic Fortune a try for yourself.
We can't think of the last time we encountered a bonus game that's as much fun as Cosmic Fortune's! In most progressive titles, the progressive jackpot mini-game stands separate to the free spins bonus round but Cosmic Fortune cleverly combines them.
Land 3 scatter symbols and you'll trigger 10 Free Falls (but an additional Avalanche feature means that you might actually be going for a while). Based on the number of wins you get during the bonus round, you're assigned a certain number of marbles for use in the Free Falls Bonus Game.
This next round has mechanics that have a lot in common with Japanese Pachinko as well as pinball and the coin pushers that you'll find in British seaside resorts, with marbles falling randomly into a Coin Win Cup or the Jackpot Collector Cup.
Fill the Jackpot Meter and you'll trigger yet another bonus round, which offers you a chance to win one of five different jackpots (more on these below). Fill one of the cups associated with a jackpot three times and that's the sum of money you'll be awarded.
The above might sound a little complicated, but it's actually quite easy to get to grips with once you've been through the process once or twice. And, maybe it was just blind luck, but we have to say that it actually didn't take too long for us to trigger a bonus round.
This bonus round is so different from those in other progressive titles that it makes Cosmic Fortune worth a look purely on its merit, and that doesn't even take into account all the other great things about the game.
As we mentioned above, there are five jackpots in Cosmic Fortune: Rapid, Mini, Midi, Major and Mega. Rapid and Mini jackpots are fixed at $100 and $500 respectively, but the other three jackpots are all progressive and build up as more players try their luck at the game.
The level of these jackpots depend on how much they've built up but the Midi tends to be worth a few thousand dollars and the Major is around ten to tens of thousands of dollars.
The Mega Jackpot (the real reason most Cosmic Fortune players stick around), however, is on a completely different level and is usually worth well in excess of $100,000.
Admittedly, there are progressive titles out there with larger jackpots but the interesting thing about Cosmic Fortune is that it genuinely feels like (whether or not this is actually the case may be a different story) your odds of winning the Mega Jackpot are the same as winning any of the other jackpots.
That's a powerful thing when you consider the fact that most other progressive jackpots generally feel totally out of reach for the average player.
Cosmic Fortune doesn't have the biggest progressive jackpot on the web but, when you take into account its fantastic bonus round and the fact that it's relatively low variance as far as progressive slots go, it's still an absolute must play.
If you don't fall in love with the game's beautiful visuals, you'll surely still enjoy the hefty jackpot that's up for grabs and a Free Fall feature that represents excellent value for money by providing multiple spins for the price of one.