Alkemor’s Elements is a video slot from Betsoft with 5 reels, 4 rows, and 20 paylines. The friendly wizard Alkemor is back and meaner than ever before! You can play the slots for real money at the top USA online casinos. If you’re lucky you can win the jackpot of 1,200x your stake.
The coin betting range of Alkemor’s Elements is $0.50 up to $200 ($240,000) per spin. Interestingly, the online slot machine is the sequel to Alkemor’s Tower, Betsoft released in 2015. Now, there are a few notable differences between Alkemor’s Elements and its predecessor.
Graphics - 78%
Gameplay - 60%
Bonuses - 55%
Value - 42%
Whats not so hot?
To begin with, the RTP is higher, the jackpot bigger and Betsoft included a Bonus Buy Option. But, more importantly, Alkemor’s Elements has an Elemental Free Spins feature that awards slotters 12 free spins.
In terms of volatility, Alkemor’s Elements tips the Whizz’s slots scale at 7/10.
Alkemor’s Elements won’t win any accolades with its RTP of 95.45%. It’s slightly higher than Alkemor’s Tower of 94.96%.
Not that it matters much because it will still sting your bankroll.
Alkemor’s potion room, if we can call it that, serves as the backdrop for the reel set.
You’ll see potions of various colors such as blue, red, brown, and gold. They represent water, fire, earth, and air, respectfully.
They are the 4 elemental wild symbols that sub symbols adjacent to them. When 5 of them pitch, you’ll pocket 800x your stake.
The low-value symbols are the card suits from 10 to Ace. When 5 of them land in view they offer wins of up to 40x the stake.
Moreover, the premium symbol is Alkemor. When 5 of them appear on the reels you’ll win 800x your stake.
The final symbol is the golden key scatter which is responsible for initiating the free spins feature.
To the right of your screen, you’ll see the bottles of fire, water, air, and earth. The four Elemental Wilds’ progress occurs on a progress bar. Over the course of 10 spins, you can collect up to 5 elemental wilds.
For example, if you collect 4 elemental earth wilds, they represent 4 elemental wild free spins. Besides, the game’s engine randomly selects which reels it will replace the elemental wilds with.
To trigger the free spins feature of Alkemor’s Elements, you need 3, 4, or 5 golden key scatters for 8, 10, or 12 free spins. The number of free spins awarded is proportionate to the scatters. Moreover, the elemental spells power each free spin. The only downside of another lucrative free spins feature is that no retriggers are possible.
The elemental wilds also make a nuisance of themselves in the free spins. We mean this is a good way, of course. You can land a full screen of elemental wilds in the free spins for the big wins. Oh, and it hosts the slot machine’s jackpot of 1,200x your stake.
It’s not often we say this, but Alkemor’s Elements’ saving grace is its Buy Option. The feature buy option gives you instant access to 12 free spins. The cost of the buy feature is 56x your stake. So, if your average wager is $1.56, you’ll have to fork out $84 for your 12 free spins.
Without sounding tactless, the base game of Alkemor’s Elements is terrible! We played the slot for hundreds of spins with no decent wins to show for it. Besides, had it not been for the bonus buy option, we wouldn’t have played the slot. Yes, the base game is that bad.
The best we could muster was a win of $150 at the maximum of $200. Enter the buy option. We tested the feature buy option plenty of times with varying results. What we noted was that the feature pays really well at the highest bets. Our biggest win at an average bet of $87.50 was $8,800.
Betsoft Gaming ramps up the game art and the engine with Alkemor’s Elements. To cut to the chase, the slot machine is better than Alkemor’s Tower. We like the addition of the progress bar. It converts elemental wilds into elemental free spins. So, a bit of an innovative streak going on there. Now, there are a few things we seriously don’t like about the slot machine.
The RTP is below par, the base game sucks, and it’s exceptionally difficult to trigger the free spins feature. Unless you pay for them via the buy option. Even though the slots jets around in an impressive visual package and game art. Alkmor’s Elements is clunky, inconsistent, and for the most part unimpressive. Hopefully, Betsoft Gaming will take some notes and release a better game next time around.