Theme and Gameplay
Medieval alchemists trying to find the secret of turning different materials into gold are often the characters of slot machines. Themed models are featured in the portfolios of many well-known brands. 2by2 Gaming also offers a similar slot, called The Alchemist’s Gold.
Pros: exciting gameplay with a variety of features, interesting joker features, very profitable free spins of two types, additional bonuses, user-friendly and clear interface;
Cons: Almost no settings, no autoplay, not very spectacular animation.
In the slot machine The Alchemist’s Gold five reels, forty fixed strips and twenty positions for the pictures on the central screen.
Line bet – from one cent to one dollar (0.40 – 40 dollars per spin).
The developers offer regular icons, jokers, scatters, free spins and additional prize features in the game.
Winning chains are made up of the same symbols, lining up from left to right on the lines. Multiple sequences in one round are allowed.
In calculating the payout, the line bet is multiplied by the coefficient of the resulting combination. In basic game mode, multipliers range from x2 to x1000. In Gold they are doubled.
The slot machine’s creators have depicted card suits, bullion, crowns, flasks and jewellery on the reels. As mentioned above, The Alchemist’s Gold can activate Gold mode, in which all the pictures change to gold.
Let’s take a look at the features of the special elements:
• Wild (The Alchemist) is presented on the second and fourth reels. It occupies several cells in a row and can occupy the columns entirely. It is a joker that can replace other icons, except for the scatters. It also starts the Alchemist Feature.
• Scatter (crystal) pays by appearing in any cells. It is not associated with active lines. Wins on scatters are calculated based on the total bet. Three or more scatters triggers free spins.
Next, about the rules of the bonus rounds:
• Mystery Feature – There are stacks of ‘mystery’ cells available on all reels, which are filled with identical pictures on completion of a spin.
• Alchemist Feature – If the alchemist fills the second and/or fourth columns, all pictures become gold. As such, some symbols can even form chains of two icons and all odds are doubled.
• Free Spin Bonus – Three, four or five scatters start ten, fifteen or twenty free spins respectively. The game is played for online casino money. The bet does not change.
Free spins are available in two varieties. You can choose one of them yourself:
➊ All Gold Free Spins – During the draws there is a “gold” odds table.
➋ Easy Feature Free Spins – During the free spins the joker always expands to fill the column and starts the Alchemist Feature.