When it comes to popular genres of slots games, alien and space themed games sit towards the top of the list. After the success of Cosmic Quest Episode One, software developer Rival Gaming has released the sequel, Cosmic Request Episode Two – Mystery Planets. The game has been in play since February of 2009 and remains a favorite of slots players all over the world. With the low betting minimums and maximums, this game provides quality entertainment for novice and a beginning players with a small budget.
Cosmic Quest Episode Two is a non-progressive slots game. There are five reels and 20 pay lines. Of course, the symbols are represented by well drawn caricature of space aliens, planets, space gizmos, a laser gun and an astronaut. When any of the symbols lineup creating a winning spin, the video graphics kick in creating a feeling of actually seeing the item in space. The background motif of space is very befitting for the game. The wild symbol is represented by the rocket ship. There are two different scatter symbols, a space monkey and the pink astronaut. The “pay table” gives a detail account of the pay outs for every type of win. In the beginning, players are introduced to the game with a nice video introduction.
If players like their action fast and furious, they can select the “auto” mode that allows them to set a certain number of spins without interruption. The expanding wild symbol during the free spins greatly increases the probability of a win for the player. The bonus game is a shooter game that reminds older gamers of playing the classic video game “Space Invaders”.
As mentioned above, this is a good game for players on a budget. The minimum bet is one coin per line with a value of $.01. The maximum is 10 coins per line with a value of $.25. The makes the maximum bet $50.00. The wild symbol (rocket ship) will substitute for everything except the scatter symbols. If the wild is hit during the free spin round, it expands to stack all three lines on the reel. The wild is available on all five reels. If three or more scatter symbols represented by the pink astronaut appear on the reels, the player is taken to a bonus game. During the bonus game, the player mans the controls of a space ship that shoots at falling planets. Each hit wins more money. The bonus game can be played in random mode or skill mode. Skill mode ismore difficult, but offers a better opportunity to control the amount of winnings. If three or more scatters represented by the space monkey appear, the player earns free spins (3 scatters = 10 free spins, 4 scatters = 25 free spins, 5 scatters = 50 free spins. Free spins are perpetual with no limitations. The largest jackpot available from the base game is 5,000 coins per coin bet with five wild symbols.