I don’t know how other gamblers think about it but personally with a name like this I would expect some mystic atmosphere at this game which I definitely don’t get. I’m not saying the graphics wouldn’t be OK because it is though we can’t see any pictorial elements which would really excels or the symbols (books, potions, alchemist, crystal, bullions) wouldn’t be drawn by solid technique but they’re not too interesting and we can’t play here with any real unique or captivating emblems and I always feel that something would miss at this game something that would make me really interested in this appearance or really catch my attention. For me, it’s very obvious this kind of illustration hasn’t got the ability to be real enjoyable or create an unexampled atmosphere and it seems just another average, everyday interface.
From the appearance I would have never thought that this is a 243-ways-to-win type slot which fact in itself raises the expectation but unfortunately in my opinion this product simple can’t live up to them and even I dare to say this slot is not a good overall products. We can’t consider it a feature rich slot as we can get only free spins as secondary games and even if that session is not bad and hides some potential in itself mainly because of the used Wilds and their qualities but somehow the base game doesn’t looks like a 243 game at all.
Unfortunately, the normal game mode is very average in best case and doesn’t pay too well but it’s no wonder as we get used to at this kind of games that the symbols paying can’t be similar as 20 or 25 payline slots but we’re always compensated in other ways by features or others special game rules but at The Alchemist’s Spell we can’t find any of them. The Wilds only replace other icons in winning combination but they don’t multiply wins nor have the power to pay by own and they only can appear on the three inner reels on the other hand at least we have 3 Wilds at this slot (Gold, Silver and Bronze Wild) which can substitute even for the Scatter. The Scatter is really there just for activating free spins and even though it has paying ability but it can reward us with just 50 times of bet amount.
I think this is not the features and qualities what we want to see at a multi-level game like this and I don’t really like all of these kinds of restrictions. Definitely the Wilds should have more power to reward us or the game should pay using the ‘both way’ method or something like this because with these very simple and rudimentary paying ability the base game simple can’t work and that’s why it can’t be considered a good game.
The only acceptable part of the game is the Free Spin feature where the Wilds finally get some win multiplier numbers. After collecting 3 or more Crystal pictogram during base game 10, 15 or 20 extra spins are awarded when Bronze Bullion can double the wins, Silver triples them while a win with Gold Wild on the line multiplies it by x5. The great things come along if not just one Wild is a member of the same winning combination because two or more different kind of Wilds bring their own multiplying ability and it is possible to have a winning combination that is multiplied by x30. This feature would be really a great and excitement extra if it is triggered more frequently because I could play about 25 mins last time when I visited this slot without getting any entry there and also noticed that contrary to other games where the winning combinations are more frequently coming during free games, I’ve never experienced such thing here and sometimes exactly the opposite trend was recognizable and it seemed that they didn’t want to show themselves at all.
Personally, this game turned for me into a massive disappointment and I safely can say I expected much more from this game and it is applied for every game segment. If a slot game hasn’t got an impressive or attractive interface is just one thing because it’s a subjective judgment and otherwise the game could be a real good product if it has a good working game section but if I also don’t like what I see there, well, that’s a big problem for me. This is the situation at this slot where I can’t find too much things that I would like (except the free spins) because the appearance of the game is barely reach that level what I consider ‘playable’ but the game functions and rules are not good but my real problem with the game is its paying ability at normal mode. I think it’s almost horrible and useless which really ruins the entire playing experience. The slot sadly also doesn’t possess that ability to entertain me or make me feel that I’m in a great environment so my final verdict of this game: It’s a bad game and maybe the creators should remove it from its repertoire.