Android Game Review – Alchemy Classic HD from Niasoft
Since the beginning of time Man has struggled to control the Elements… and generally we’ve failed. If you’d like to give it a go and think you’ve got the right stuff, there’s an Android Game called Alchemy Classic HD from Niasoft that might just be the thing for you.
Alchemy Classic HD lets you play the Creator as you’ll try and combine the base elements of Fire, Air, Earth, and Water to make new materials and objects. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist or medieval alchemist to play the game either as Niasoft has made things easy with their interface. When you first fire up the game you’re presented with a screen that has your 4 starting elements. If you want to combine them you simply need to drag one on top of the other, and if they’re matched up correctly you’ll get a reaction resulting in a new element. If you want to duplicate and element you can double tap it and you can also double tap a blank space on the screen to add all 4 base elements.
As you progress in the game more elements will become available which can be a hassle to keep track of. Luckily Alchemy Classic HD has a few great ways to sort through your elements, and you can view them in portrait mode or landscape mode to get the most out of your screen. The elements are broken down into catorgories like Nature, Primary Substances, Basic Lifeforms, and Metals. You can scroll through them with the bar at the bottom of the screen or pull them up from the side through the << button. If you’d rather see all the elements at once and select several at a time you can use the + symbol which also lets you search by name. Like I said, there’s a lot of Elements in Alchemy Classic HD, but it’s very easy to navigate your way through the game.
As mentioned, you’ll only start out with 4 elements, but with a little brain power you’ll have plenty of elements to play with in no time. If you’re a little clueless on how to start fire and earth make rock while air and air will get you wind. You just keep going from there, and it’s actually very easy at first although it progressively gets harder as more things become unlocked. You can make a ton of things like lead, rust, thunderstorms, volcanoes, metal, amino acids, mills, textile factories, cars, Pandas, swamps, and alcohol. It’s not hard to see the kind of cool things you can make with a few elements so you can imagine how many you’ll get once you’ve got 40 to play with. You’ll even get to make some crazy things you wouldn’t expect as well like gas masks, porcupines, and Candelabras.
There are other Alchemy style games out there, but Alchemy HD has become one of my favorites and it’s based on the original Alchemy game that started it all by Christian Steinruecken. The gameplay is perfect for touch screen devices, and you’re guaranteed to have a lot of fun dragging elements around and creating new things. Alchemy HD is a free game, but there are in-app purchases like ad-banner removal, hints, and a pack with additional elements. I’m not sure how many elements you get in the free version, but I’ve unlocked quite a few without spending anything yet. If you’re ready to try it out, you can pick up Niasoft’s Alchemy Classic HD for free on Google Play.
Update – If you want to get all the Elements unlocked for free, Niasoft has a special offer going on for Samsung Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note owners. Hit the link to check it out…