Full of Lab-Ly Ideas
Plenty of slot games provide a theme for the game, Alchymedes seems to present a different world. The detail really is incredible. The books on the shelf are grouped vertically and also horizontally. There’s a rail on the window, shadows on the wall and cracks on the floor. Light and dark are brilliantly shown.
The chemistry apparatus isn’t just pretty to look at but is part of the game, both on the left and right hand side. And the non-reel images have to be that good because the 5 reels making up 30 symbols really do stand out. The symbols are wonderfully bright and shiny, standing out even on an orange background. The music is great too as it hints of magic that is about to take place.
Gameplay Full of Chemistry
The lines may be fixed at 30, but don’t let that mislead you. There are plenty of options when you’re betting, especially as the lines double to 60 as you can play right to left. You can play for 14 different coin options between 0.1 and 2.00, which are very neatly shown with the fluids changing in the apparatus. If you’re feeling confident you can head straight to Bet Max, which is worth 60.00. Either value, you’ll be desperate to finish the level.
The options for automatically playing are fantastic. There are options of 10, 25, 50, 75 and 100 with 4 more options going up to 1,000, and an infinite spin button. Going to the options section, there’s more. You can stop Autoplay by choosing a certain amount of a single win, or putting in the amount your cash increases or decreases by. There are also a lot of traditional touches, such as the possibility of removing sound effects and ambience and removing the introductory video. Rather impressively, you can alter the level of spin speed, make the space bar spin for you and also display the value in coins.
There are 8 regular symbols, made up of 4 beautifully covered jars and the 4 most stylish card suits ever represented in a slot game. The 4 in each group are so pretty to look at it seems fitting that there isn’t too much difference credits wise within the groups. The payout rate is 96.1%.
You do have to concentrate to fully understand the bonuses. At the end of each winning level you are offered a chance to change the Alchemist’s Scale. On a very elegant-looking scale you can decide to add to the wild potion to increase the chances of Wildcard patterns, add to the Multiplier section so to increase the Multiplier option or keep things the same. The Multiplier option can on the right starts at x1 but can go up to x5 randomly during a spin. The level completion Multiplier is capped at x100.
The Random Feature Bonus is exactly as it sounds. After the Alchemist’s Scale, a prize is sometimes awarded. This is within 6 options, including extra coins, an improved starting Multiplier, extra pattern positions or Rapid Multiplier growth. On regular gameplay, look out for the Big Win, Super Big Win and Super Mega Big Win. You’ll feel like Scrooge McDuck counting the coins as the numbers go up.
And you can’t forget the Wildcard. All Wildcard symbols landing on the reels will lead to a pattern. This pattern changes at the end of each level, with the shape the Wildcard will go into shown in the beaker on the left. The way the green liquid fills the boxes before spelling out Wild really is a delight. It’s of the very cool touches in the game, which is useful as there are 15,000 different types it can shape into. The highest win is the one that pays out.
You really do have to concentrate when first playing, as there is so much to digest. But once that happens you’re left with an incredible game. Visually stunning with hugely innovative gameplay, and a real sense of focus and ambition as you go through the levels. Alchymedes has hit alchemic gold with the game for sure.