Alchymedes lures players in by offering them the chance to find their own mix of bonuses. After a level is completed, the Alchemist’s scales appear and players can choose whether to go for bigger multipliers or larger spreading wild patterns. This keeps players engaged as they will constantly feel like they have control over what’s going on in the reels.
Progressive Jackpot: No
Straight from the creative development studios of Yggdrasil is this online slot with a title that suggests a mixture of alchemy and Archimedes — the legendary Greek inventor and astronomer who had a particular interest in turning base metals into gold.
Alchymedes is a five-reel slot with four rows and 30 fixed paylines. The intricate reels spin on a piece of apparatus bordered by two instruments. The furniture and equipment of a 2,300-year-old laboratory can just about be seen in the background.
Before you can enter the lab of this mad scientist, you must first set your bets. By clicking on "Coin Value +/-" you can set coins size which ranges from 0.01 to 2. "Max Bet" is utilized to set the maximum bet allowed, and "Spin" sets the reels in motion. "Autoplay" option is used to turn the reels automatically without any pause for a pre-determined number of times.
In the short intro, you will see a hidden cabin by a stream far out into the woods. It’s clear even without the green smoke that is coming out of the building that this is no average place, which sets the scene very nicely, as this game is distinctly unique. Rather than heading straight to the main page, you get three pages highlighting the bonuses and gameplay.
The room itself is magnificently designed — a combination of library, study, and laboratory. There are books in the background and shadows on the wall, but what you’ll notice most is outside of the reels, there is the really cool chemical apparatus. On the left, it’s filled with green liquid while on the right it’s filled with red. Aside from the different colors, there are also different funky shapes.
The five reels made up of 30 symbols are just as elegant as the background, while also adding a fair amount of luster. The name of the game at the top is almost easy to miss as the images within the reels are so striking. The detail, color, and texture of each image is delightful, with the dark red background provides a nice contrast.
It’s really worth looking at the instructions before you start spinning as there’s so much variety on gameplay. But it’s totally worth it as this is a fantastic and spellbinding game, which really rewards those who put a lot of thought into each spin.
The high-value symbols are four different colored potions – purple, orange, blue and green – while the lower values are playing card symbols colored purple, red, blue and green. The wild symbol is a big green “Wild” that substitutes for all others to form winning combos – it has some extra abilities described in the bonus section below.
Each time a winning combo is created, the background of those positions involved turns to gold. When all reel positions are gold you have completed a level. During gameplay, each win will contribute to the multiplier on the right-hand side when each level is completed, that multiplier will be applied to the last win. Before the next level starts, you be will be asked to select between a better wild pattern and an increased starting multiplier on The Alchemist’s Scale.
In the apparatus to the left of the reel, you can see the active wild pattern. If the wild marked in red lands anywhere on the reels, the positions marked in green will also appear, helping out with some bigger wins. The pattern is randomly picked for each new level.
When each level is completed, one of six mini-features may also be awarded: