Hey there. I recently had the pleasure to try out Alchemy Classic HD for my Android Phone. I know that the game has been out for awhile but I never really gave it the time of day. Not because I wasn’t interested but simply because I didn’t have an Android powered phone. I have carried a Blackberry with me for the better part of 5 years and this year, I decided that Blackberry phones just weren’t for me. The Android powered phone provide more variety of apps that I can get and some of the best apps are games. Now that I have the luxury of browsing through the Google Play Store, I have gone out and downloaded many of the games that I have missed out on. Alchemy Classic HD is one of those games.
After a quick browse and download, I opened the game and was greeted with a brief quick guide. And I do mean brief. The quick guide provided the basic elements of the game and could basically be summed up in a small paragraph. And that was it. No more instruction after that. To be honest, I was expecting more of a tutorial that plays out while you are playing the game, to hold your hand and show you what to do before it lets go and you’re on your own. After starting the game, you come across the element screen. Here, you tap and drag elements to the alchemy table and do what alchemists do. Mix elements until you create new ones. You start off with the four basic elements, Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire, and from there you mix them up to create more complex items, such as magnets, lightning, and even a volcano! There really isn’t any thing more to Alchemy Classic HD once you have learned the ins and outs of mixing elements and clearing the alchemy table, but that is where the simplistic gameplay shines brightest.
Alchemy Classic HD is best played in spurts. Because the game has hundreds of elements to create, it can become tedious if you play for more than a few minutes at a time. And you know what… that’s what makes it perfect. If you have time to sit and play a game for more than a few minutes, I’m sure you’ll want to do that by exploring a vast world and level up your character. But if you only have a few minutes to yourself, you can’t go wrong with Alchemy Classic HD. Simple combinations are everywhere and are intriguing. By combining water and air, you get fog and by combining water and fire, you get alcohol. That’s what I mean by intriguing. lol Some of the combinations don’t make much sense but I guess that’s what makes it interesting. Also, because there are many 2 and even 3 element combos, you’ll find yourself mixing and matching elements until you stumble across new ones. Because of all the mixing and matching that you will do, it would be difficult to keep tabs on what elements you have created. Luckily, Alchemy Classic HD will keep tabs of all of your elements for you. You are also provided hint points with each element that you create. But to be quite honest with you, it’s not really worth using. You can uncover clues by using your hint points but major clues can cost upwards to 300 hint points when you only start off with 1000 or so.
I sat there playing it for the better part of 30 minutes and I soon realized that I was creating little stories with the elements that I had earned. I managed to only obtain 16 of the 400+ elements in that span so there is still plenty left for me to earn in the game, but again, the game is best when played in spurts. After a few minutes, it will become tedious and you’ll find yourself making something like this screen shot.
Yeah, that happened. lol Alchemy Classic HD is challenging and intriguing. It’s something that you should definitely check out. Starting off with the four basic elements, I have created volcanoes! I can’t wait until I figure out how to create life! I’m sure that after a few more alchemy sessions, I’ll be able to figure it out. And if not… I’ll start a short story and illustrate with Alchemy Classic HD screenshots! lol Later!