Join a medieval alchemist and try and turn base metal into gold in Alchymedes. Powered by Yggdrasil, it’s a 5 reel, 30 payline, win both ways game that comes with spreading wilds and expanding multipliers that can quickly get the coins flowing. Play from between 30p and £150 per spin.

Yggdrasil video slots are usually feasts for the senses and Alchymedes is another cracker as far as design is concerned. A dusty old laboratory forms the backdrop to the reels which include ornately designed playing card suits and a quartet of colourful potions. The purple potion is the most rewarding, offer 500 coins if you land 5 on a line.

Before the game begins you’ll be shown a wild pattern. If a wild lands anywhere within this pattern, all of the symbols in the pattern will become wild. Whenever you land a winner, the reel position will gain a gold backdrop. The aim is the fill the whole of the screen with gold symbol backdrops. You’ll then progress to a new level with potentially better wild patterns on offer.

To the right of the screen, you’ll see a device filled with red potion. This is the multiplier meter. This starts at 1x and can increase at random on any spin. Whatever win you achieve on the spin that fills the reels with gold for the level up are boosted by whatever multiplier is on offer.

Once you complete a level, a set of alchemist’s scales will appear. Choose the green potion for an expanded wild pattern or the red potion for increased multiplier potential.

You could also randomly trigger the Bonus feature at the start of a new level. This awards an extra 1 or 2 positions on the wild pattern, a multiplier boost on each spin, a 2x or 3x starting multiplier or a coin prize of between 100 and 2,000 coins.

There aren’t any free spins on offer here but that should put you off. The action flows along nicely thanks to the wild patters that hit regularly and the potential from the multipliers.  The visuals are as high spec as you’d hope and there’s a magical soundtrack playing in the background while you spin. A gold star for the Yggdrasil design team.

Alchymedes is certainly a little unusual as far as gameplay goes. The features work well though and offer plenty of play. Fill those wild patterns and get lucky with the multiplier on the level up spin and this alchemy-themed video slot can conjure up some magical action. I also recommend you try some of Yggdrasil Gaming’s other titles with Spiña Colada and Vikings Go Berzerk good options.