The arcane philosophy of alchemy was the predecessor to modern chemistry, and sought to turn base metals into gold as well as purify and perfect the human spirit. The ancient art provides inspiration for the Alchemist online slot.
Distributed by Novomatic, it is a video slot that has five reels, 20 paylines, and various bonus features. Among them are free spins, a symbol that acts as a Wild and as a Scatter, and a bonus round with a wheel of fortune game.
Placing Bets on the Alchemist Reels
The Alchemist’s 20 paylines are adjustable. The default setting is 20 active lines, but the number can be decreased using the Lines minus button.
The next setting to be adjusted is the number of coins to be bet per line. The number can be increased or decreased using the Bet Line plus or minus buttons, respectively.
Once adjusted, that bet will be placed on the reels every time the Start button is selected to spin the reels. The settings can be readjusted in between spins.
The reels need not be spun manually every time. The slot can be set to play itself using the Autoplay button.
The Alchemist online slot’s gamble feature is optional, and can be used to gamble winnings. If the gamble is successful, the winnings will be doubled.
The game is a card game, in which the colour of the hole card suit must be guessed. The number of times the online bingo game can be played in succession, if the guesses have been correct, is limited.
The Alchemist Reel Symbols
While the high value, low value, and bonus symbols in the online slot are bright and colourful, only the high value and bonus symbols portray characters, creatures, and scenes. The design of the lower value symbols still ties in with the theme.
The symbols on the reels include the Alchemist in blue robes and holding a bottle of green liquid, a smiling green dragon, a spotted owl perched on books, a laboratory scene, a magic book, and 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace signs.
The main character offers the biggest payouts, followed by his magic book, and the green dragon. The magic book is also the game’s special symbol. Some symbol combinations offer varying numbers of spins of the wheel in the bonus game.
The Alchemist’s Magic Book
The Alchemist’s magic book functions as a Wild and as a Scatter symbol. It can form paying combinations with matching symbols, and it can substitute for all the other reel symbols except the free spins round’s mystery golden symbol.
The combinations formed by the magic book do not need to be on one payline. The book can form combinations with matching symbols from anywhere on the reels.
In being able to act as a substitute, it can help other reel symbols form winning combinations.
If three, four, or five magic books appear in any position on the Alchemist’s reels, they will activate 10, 12, or 15 free spins.
The round features a golden symbol that can act as an additional Wild, and it can expand to fill reels. The spins are played at whatever bet was placed on the spin that activated the free spins round.
Wheel Bonus Game
The number of times the bonus game wheel can be spun for one of the prizes it offers depends on what symbol combinations have appeared on the Alchemist online slot reels.
The game is played in a new screen, which opens from the main screen. A button is selected to spin the wheel.