Alchemystery


  • Currently 3.8/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 3.8/5 (37 votes)
| Comments (5) | Views (95)

Alchemystery

Starchild Kids, today we are going to learn about alchemy, a wonderful (albeit sort of fictitious) science of turning metal into gold, wood into glass and your free time into thin air. Get ready to put your arcane knowledge to the test in Alchemystery, a puzzle game in which your powers of transforming materials will bring you fame and fortune or, failing that, at least a hefty amount of fun.

Alchemystery Your task for the day is to guide balls through maze-like levels, collect all the coins, and then find your way through a door to the next stage. Numerous challenges stand in your way, as the levels are beset on all sides by traps in the form of pools of water or acid, magnets and fire. Balls are made of various materials, each with their own properties: wood can float but will burn, iron is attracted by magnets, but sinks, and so on. On top of that, you'll have to pay attention to the size of the balls, since some sneaky coins might be hidden in narrow passages. In each level, you start with a ball made of a certain material; you will either be allowed to transform it, or you will have to find a way to manipulate other balls to reach your goal. Either way, thinking ahead is essential, as you must plan your steps carefully and execute them quickly one after the other. It's not exactly a Rube Goldberg machine, but at times it feels like one.

Alchemystery Alchemystery is definitely more beautiful than your usual browser puzzle fare. The attention to detail adds a lot of charm and creates an unmistakably magical atmosphere, what with the carelessly strewn crystals and esoteric symbols. The gameplay is refreshingly new and well implemented, with good physics and mostly straightforward levels. The only possible downside is the difficulty in getting all three stars, as the timer will rob you of a star at the smallest hint of hesitation. On the other hand, this might be an advantage, if it incites you to play it again in order to get better results.

Alchemystery is the right stuff for those who want more out of their browser games. It's polished and pretty as well as clever and demanding, and is an utter pleasure to play. Too bad there are only twenty-one levels!

Play Alchemystery

5 Comments

Lv. 20 They might have warned me that even the gems can't survive in the acid field.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
jcfclark Author Profile Page August 1, 2013 4:42 PM

No save option :(

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

I recognize the background music from Fiends. Are these games from the same developer, or is that an open source song?

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
Nebulesque Author Profile Page August 5, 2013 10:51 AM

I like this game. There are, however, a few niggling problems that actually make me want to stop playing.
1) Why are so many games adding arbitrary time constraints? 3 stars for this time, 2 for this and so on. It's a puzzle game; I want to work it out and enjoy it rather than speed run it. As it stands, every puzzle i take 10 seconds to look over, restart, and then try it. It's a waste.
2) This ties into the first problem: Why does the timer start from he beginning? If there has to be a timer at all, don't start it until we've clicked and had time to look at the level.
All in all, good concept, but it falls into the pitfalls of trying to be an iOS game.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

I agree, Nebulesque. And if you play on a slow computer, it's impossible to get more than one star.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
4,166 Views
19 Comments
Rogue Legend> Dora Fantasy farming meets Minecraft-style building and action RPG in this rough but promising game made in just two months. Plant crops, care for livestock, fight monsters, and build your home block by block!  ...
How About Taking a Break> Dora Weird, silly, but not a little bit clever, this escape game may look simple, but a few coded locks you'll need to change your perspective to deduce and a whole lot of cuteness make this a short treat well worth heeding the title for.  ...
2,615 Views
6 Comments
Facility Z> Lori.h Waking up with no memory? Check. Underground abandoned facility? Check. Creepy mutant monsters wanting to nibble on your face while you have limited ammo? Check and check. Facility Z is ready to play.  ...
5,121 Views
25 Comments
Maplewood Junior High> Dora You've got a school assignment to finish, but all the computers are absolutely ancient, and you're totally unprepared! Despite some strange, out-of-place political talk, this point-and-click puzzle from Carmel Games offers a significant upgrade in several areas from their previous work.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Haunted Hotel: Death Sentence

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2014 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!