Built by All41 Studios, the December 2020 video slot Alchemy Fortunes—presented by Microgaming—is the introductory game in the newly Hyper Clusters series. It involves the philosophical alchemy field advocating for metal transmutation; alchemical guides, gems, and magic are its other themes.
Eight symbols (citrine, emerald, amethyst, sapphire, orange potion, green potion, purple potion, and blue potion) require from five to 30+ cascading gems or potions clustered in horizontal or vertical matches.
Alchemy Fortunes Game Characteristics
Alchemy Fortunes’ best features: interchanging potions, free games, replenishing gems, transformed wilds, metered side game, and six newly added wilds in winless rounds.
Alchemy Fortunes is set in a gold-strewn purple cobblestone building; two book-mounted candles border the celled 7X7 grid whose peanut frame is an alchemical piping system fitted with a corked tubular glass magical gauge on the left.
Alchemy Fortunes has 25 total bets, including six quick bets: $0.40, $0.80, $1.00, $2.00, $10.00, and $100.00. All bet sizes: $0.20 (minimum bet), $0.40, $0.60, $0.80, $1.00, $1.20, $1.60, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00, $6.00, $8.00, $10.00, $12.00, $15.00, $16.00, $20.00, $25.00, $30.00, $40.00, $50.00, $60.00, $80.00, and $100.00 (maximum bet).
Alchemy Fortunes has one special and eight ordinary symbols. Special symbol: the substituting wild is a misty cyan magic portal. Ordinary symbols (four pear-cut gems and four potion jars): citrine, emerald, amethyst, sapphire, orange potion, green potion, purple potion, and blue potion.
Alchemy Fortunes pays from X0.25 to X500. Citrines or emeralds: five pay X0.40; six pay X0.50; seven pay X0.60; eight pay X0.75; nine pay X1; 10+ pay X1.50; 12+ pay X2; 15+ pay X3; 20+ pay X5; 25+ pay X7.50; and 30+ pay X25.
Amethysts or sapphires: five pay X0.25; six pay X0.40; seven pay X0.50; eight pay X0.60; nine pay X0.75; 10+ pay X1; 12+ pay X1.50; 15+ pay X2; 20+ pay X3; 25+ pay X4; and 30+ pay X15.
Blue jar: five pay X0.60; six pay X1; seven pay X1.50; eight pay X2; nine pay X3; 10+ pay X5; 12+ pay X7.50; 15+ pay X10; 20+ pay X15; 25+ pay X20; and 30+ pay X75.
Purple jar: five pay X0.75; six pay X1.50; seven pay X2.50; eight pay X4; nine pay X6; 10+ pay X10; 12+ pay X15; 15+ pay X20; 20+ pay X30; 25+ pay X40; and 30+ pay X150.
Green jar: five pay X1; six pay X2; seven pay X4; eight pay X7; nine pay X10; 10+ pay X15; 12+ pay X20; 15+ pay X30; 20+ pay X40; 25+ pay X60; and 30+ pay X250.
Orange jar: five pay X2; six pay X4; seven pay X7.50; eight pay X15; nine pay X20; 10+ pay X25; 12+ pay X35; 15+ pay X50; 20+ pay X75; 25+ pay X120; and 30+ pay X500.
Regular game’s winning clusters disappear, sometimes back-to-back, leaving vacated cells for newly drawn gems/potions that may form wins with the previously locked winless clusters. In “potion swap” mode: regular game’s mismatching potions are interchanged with potential one-of-a-kind potions; free game’s mismatching potions become (and pay as) the highly potion among them.
“Summon wilds” mode: three, four, five or six gems are haphazardly replaced by win-boosting magic portals. “Gem crush” mode: potions remain while a round’s gems disappear before their free replenishment. “Alchemy of wilds” mode: cells previously containing magic portals transform future ordinary counterparts into magic portals too.
Back-to-back wins fill the soon-to-be orange tube, where a: twenty-symbol win reaches the tube’s potion-swapping 20-mark; forty-symbol win hits the portal-summoning 40-mark; sixty-symbol win equals the gem-crushing 60-mark; eighty-symbol win equals the wild-transforming 80-mark; and 100-symbol win reaches the five free games-prompting 100-mark.
The X1100 maximum single win (1100X100) is $110000.00 non-progressive jackpot.
The HTML5-based Alchemy Fortunes has: quick spins; desktop/mobile-friendly versions; and 10 to 100 auto play spins. Sounds: ambient opera; and clanging, clinking, and jingling effects.
The animated 3D graphics: luminous win, gushing coins, glistening, glitter effect, electromagnetism, shattering, burning candles, centripetal motion, and capillarity.
Luck in Alchemy Fortunes
Alchemy Fortunes is a game of chance. Statistics: 54.83% hit rate; 96.41% RTP rate; and 3.59% house edge.