Join a medieval sorcerer and try and turn base metal into treasure in The Alchemist’s Gold. Created by 2×2 Gaming, this 5 reel, 40 payline slot comes with a standard paytable and a higher paying Gold paytable. Look out too for stacked wilds that turn all the other symbols on the reels gold as well as 2 free spins rounds. Play from between 40p and £40 per spin.

A dingy laboratory forms the backdrop to the action here – on the reels, you’ll see playing card suits as well as silver bars, goblets, pendants, shields and bottles of potion. The crown is the top standard symbol, paying 10 times your total stake if you land 5 in combination.

The alchemist himself is the game’s wild- he can appear on reels 2 and 4 only. If he lands in a fully stacked formation, you’ll trigger the Alchemist’s feature. All of the other symbols on the reels will turn into their gold equivalent and a new payout is made using the golden paytable. Landing 5 of the crown for example pays 50 times your total stake using the golden paytable which is a big improvement on the standard 10x payout.

There’s also a Mystery feature – each reel contains a stack of mystery positions where are replaced by the same symbol (bar the wild) for an enhanced win.

Land 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols and you’ll pocket an award equal to 1, 5 or 25 times your stake (or 5, 10 or 50 times your stake in gold mode) – you’ll also trigger the Free Spin Bonus where you’ll receive 10, 15 or 20 free spins. You’ll then be offered the pick of 2 modes.

Opt for the All Gold Free Spins feature and your free spins will be played using the gold paytable meaning enhanced wins. If 3 or more scatters appear, you will win more free spins with up to 40 in total possible.

Your second choice is the Easy Feature Free Spins feature – every time a wild lands on reels 2 and/or 4, it will expand to turn the whole of the reel wild. All the other symbols on the reels turn gold too. Like the above, 3, 4 or 5 scatters will reward you with 10, 15 or 20 additional free spins.

The Alchemist’s Gold isn’t the flashiest slot you’ll see as far as design goes. The imagery lacks the HD definition you’ll see from some developers. The graininess works well enough given the medieval theme though. Saying that, payouts of 80,000 coins (2,000 times your stake) can be won on each free spin so it’s definitely worth looking into.

Get lucky there and this slot can live up to its name as the Alchemist conjuring up some special stacks of gold. If you like the theme, Alchymedes from Yggdrasil Gaming is recommended.