Sweet Alchemy is a newly released game from Play ‘n Go, and it is one which (like many others before it) aims to take on the Candy Crush Saga craze of the last few years and bring it into the mobile slot world.
This is no small feat if Play ‘n Go can pull it off, and one would have to say that with the combination of sweeties and alchemy worked into its design, as well as some original features, they’ve had a pretty decent crack at it.
Notably, this isn’t a typical sort of game for Play ‘n Go. The casino software developers have had to push boundaries to create this game, and that must be admired.
Where we would ordinarily see a generic, run-of-the-mill sweet-themed slot, Sweet Alchemy showcases a range of original features and bonuses and gameplay which is new and exciting, if a little complicated at first.
How to play
Part of that original gameplay stems from the fact that Sweet Alchemy contains no paylines. Instead, this is a cluster pays-slot of sorts and requires players to land winning groups (or clusters) of symbols across a 5×5 grid, instead of combos on paylines.
Wagers are as cheap as chips, with bets costing a minimum of $0.10 per spin, and no more than $600 per spin in all.
T&Cs Apply 18+
Sugar Rush features: Players will note that when they land winning combinations in succession, a Sugar Meter starts to fill up. Landing specific numbers of winning symbols will fill up this meter and trigger special bonuses along the way. Losing a spin will set the meter back to zero. Players can standard wild symbols, vertical/horizontal spreading wilds, and random wilds (replacing all instances of a specific symbol) when they reach various stages within this Sugar Rush meter.
Mix the Elixir bonus: This is triggered when players fill the meter by winning many spins in succession. Once the Mix the Elixir bonus begins, players are transported to a new 9×9 reel set, where they can use candy spins (3 to start off with, with additional spells offered depending on how many winning combos you filled the meter with) to bag bonuses.
Each spell counts as a spin and can see symbol shuffles added into the mix, 7-12 wilds appearing on the reels or the removal of 7-15 standard paying symbols from the reels. Players can make their way through various levels to unlock these goodies, and if they unlock all of them, they will trigger the Elixir of Power feature.
Elixir of Power bonus: The final and most prosperous feature in the game, the Elixir of Power bonus allows players to select various chocolate squares to match up icons and win treasure chests. Inside those treasure chests are vast sums of cash prizes.
Players can only win up to 30x their total bet in the base game of this mobile slot. However, if they make it up to the Elixir of Power bonus, they can win instant cash prizes which are calculated on everything you have won since you last triggered the bonus round. As you can imagine, this can mean gargantuan wins if that has been a particularly long time.
This mobile slot is nifty, it is creative, and there isn’t really another kind of mobile slot like this out there with these kinds of features. Yes, Sweet Alchemy can appear a bit complex at first, but once you get used to triggering the features via the Sugar Rush meter, gameplay rapidly becomes more exciting and simpler to grasp.
T&Cs Apply 18+