Color Alchemy is a sparsely-styled mobile puzzle game from Element Modulus that challenges your ability to mix, split and alter beams of color. By dragging paths and adding special tiles to manipulate colors, you'll create some complex scenes that look like a truck carrying rainbows crashed into a Skittles factory. Just, you know, not as tragic. And with loads of levels and some painfully mind-bending puzzles, you've definitely got your work cut out for you.
Manipulating colors involves placing things like splitters, spinners, and mixers, all of which transform the beams of color in various ways. Got a red emitter and green receiver on the screen? Run that baby through the complement tile to transform it. Things get delightfully complex when you start dividing and copying beams and knocking their shade around the spectrum chart a few times before hitting the receiver. And just in case you aren't an art major, two quick help screens are always available from the bottom menu showing you a color spectrum and hints on how the transformers work.
Color Alchemy wins points for keeping things simple and straightforward. Adding and removing paths or transformers is as simple as tapping the screen, and it's a quick affair to start or stop the emitters to make adjustments. The game features over 400 levels to complete, and while the boast is technically true, the vast majority of those feel like machine-generated filler. Even taking that into account, though, there's still a good 100 or so levels that will offer lots of challenge.
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on a Nexus 4. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.