Enter a laboratory full of magic potions in Wildchemy, a 5 reel, win all ways, cascading wins slot from Relax Gaming. Look out for magical portals that can transform multiple symbols into wilds as well as a free spins round where all payouts are doubled. Play on all devices from between 10p and £100 per spin.
The design here is rather good. An alchemist’s lab full of moving machinery forms the backdrop to the action. On the 5x5 reel grid you’ll find test tubes, jars of potion, scales, amulets, a pestle and mortar and a robot assistant. The best paying symbol is the bearded scientist who pays 2, 10 or 50 times your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination.
Those winners are created by landing 3 or more matching symbols horizontally or vertically. After a winning combination hits, the successful symbols are removed and new ones drop in and replace them. These cascades continue until no new winner lands. There are a couple of special extras on offer in Wildchemy.
Magical Portals feature - the top left and bottom right positions on the reels are special portals. If the same symbols match in both portals on the same spin, they, and all other instances of that symbol anywhere else on the reels, turn wild. A new payout calculation is made with the extra wilds in position.
Free Spins feature – this is triggered in a slightly unusual manner. Scatters (the purple potion bottles) are collected in each sequence of cascades. A ‘plus’ pattern surrounding the scatters also explodes if there’s a scatter at its edge or corner. Collect 4 scatters during a single cascade and you’ll trigger the feature and with it 4 free spins. Each extra scatter adds another 4 free spins to your tally.
Boosting your chances here is the addition of a third portal in the top right corner of the reels. This makes it a little easier to trigger the transforming wilds which can have such an important impact. All payouts during the free spins round benefit from a 2x multiplier and are doubled.
This magical adventure is well put together. The visuals are excellent, as is the fantastical backing track. The cascading reels keep things moving along at a decent enough lick to keep things interesting. It’s the Free Spins feature that throws up the best opportunities though thanks to the extra portal and the doubling multiplier.
Wildchemy is a simple but entertaining game. Get lucky with the magical extras and you could turn base metal into treasure. I would also recommend Play ‘N Go’s Sweet Alchemy which has a similar theme and payouts of up to 3,000 times your stake on each free spin.