The Alchemist is brought to you by Novomatic and has 5 reels and 20 paylines. The game can be played from 40p to £60 per spin on all compatible devices, this magically themed game sees you transform worthless metal into priceless winnings.

Visually, The Alchemist is what you’d expect from Novomatic – it has a purple backdrop with symbols on the reels including playing cards (A, K, Q, J and 10), potion flasks, spell books (with an owl on top), dragons and the bearded Alchemist. The latter is the most lucrative symbol giving you 5,000 times your line stake for 5 across a payline.

The Alchemist is all about the Bonus Games feature which is played when you get 3, 4 or 5 spell book scatter symbols anywhere on the reels – you will then win 10, 50 or 200 times your stake and be rewarded with 10, 12 or 15 free spins respectively.

Now, a golden icon is randomly chosen before the feature begins. When this symbol appears during the feature, it expands to take over the reel (or reels). If you’re lucky enough to get a high value symbol, prepare yourself for huge wins. Look out for the scatter appearing as 3 or more will trigger another round of free spins – giving you a potential total of 30 free spins.

The Alchemist won’t win any awards for its design but in terms of gameplay, it’s highly volatile – the potential comes from the Bonus Games feature where expanding golden symbols can result in huge wins. It follows the Novomatic formula in terms of gameplay which is a good thing – if you want something more modern which is just as volatile, Kingdom of Legend is highly recommended.