App - Alchemy
Category: Games
Cost: FREE
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By Andrey "Zed" Zaikin


We’ll bet you never thought you’d be using your smartphone to ponder what you get when you combine energy plus swamp. Intrigued? So are zillions of fans.

The Recapp Rating
4/5 Stars
  • Amazon App Store:
    3.8/5 Stars
  • iTunes App Store:
    4/5 Stars
  • Google Play:
    4.7/5 Stars
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This puzzle and logic game has such a following that fans have created cheat sheets on the Android Market. Alchemy starts off with the four elements: air, earth, fire and water. By combining the elements, you can create 370 objects, everything from wind (air + air) to life (energy + swamp). The game also has a sense of humor — combining a werewolf and a vampire creates the “Twilight saga.”

The free version doesn’t come with a cheat sheet or many of the rules, but it does keep an inventory of everything you created and a help button — if you forget what created an object, the button will remind you. According to the app, if the objects don’t have an asterisk (which means they can’t evolve any further), they can change by being paired with one of the elements or objects already in your inventory. We found ourselves puzzling over our inventory for more than an hour, and then chuckling when chicken + egg turned out to equal dilemma.

Alchemy is definitely a great pick for killing time while keeping your brain active.

Reviewed: Jun 15, 2011 |

This app is included in a scenario called Best Free Game Apps of 2011