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The Alchemist by Novomatic is a favourite among all sorts of different players and whether you’re a fan of the developer or simply enjoy some truly compelling gaming action, this is one that we feel every player should try. The scene is set from the moment that the game loads and we can say in confidence that this is truly one of the best looking video slots around and even though it has been around for a few years now, it still looks fresh and new. When you combine those great looks with the kind of sounds that will take any player on an audio experience to a land based casino, it has all of the ingredients to make it a winner. Looks and sounds aside, it also has some great gameplay and features and we’ve got full details on all of that below, ensuring that players can hit the reels in style with a full grasp of exactly what to expect.
The Alchemist is of course based around the time period when such practitioners were in their heyday, meaning plenty of medieval imagery for players to line up. The basic action kicks off with the playing card icons which will come as no surprise, but the graphical flair is in evidence even here as they have been completely redesigned to incorporate a magical twist. They are joined by some great themed symbols including an array of equipment, the owl, a dragon and of course The Alchemist himself. You’ll want to match all of these symbols up in sets of three across a choice of up to twenty win lines, with the exception of the equipment symbol which starts paying out for as few as two in a line. Before you get the reels rolling, you will of course want to set up your bets to get the best value out of the game. As noted, there are up to twenty win lines on offer covering the standard five reel layout, although you are free to decrease this number to fit in with your staking plan or strategy. You’ll then need to select a bet per line and that is then placed on all of your chosen win lines, at which point you can go ahead and decide whether to spin the reels yourself or have the game take the work out of things by playing things out with the auto play feature.
Every alchemist needs a book of spells to ensure that things keep on ticking over and the star of this game is no different. His magical book is the one symbol that we have not yet mentioned and it is absolutely crucial to the action as it genuinely is magical, acting as it does as both a wild card and a scatter. As a wild, it will therefore fill in as any other symbol, thereby bringing them into play when a winning combination may have been missing just a single piece. The more that land the better, as three or more will award the free spins bonus round, with ten spins for three, twelve for four and fifteen for five. That’s all in addition to the standalone cash amount which is also attached to the symbol, with an impressive 2,000 credits on offer when you land one on each of the five reels.
The Alchemist Feature:
Rounding off the excitement on The Alchemist is the almost ever present gamble feature, where you can double your money. The option comes into play whenever you land a win on the reels and you can put the entire prize on the line in an effort to increase its value by two in a fair game of chance.