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Alchemist (ZX Spectrum)

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Description

You play an Alchemist (no surprise there) who is aiming to kill a wizard. To do this, he must collect all four parts of a spell, and all the objects required to enact it.

Plenty of beings are out there to stop him, and spells can be cast to vanquish these - your spell energy constantly restores, so finding quiet spaces to wait for it to recharge can be beneficial. By pushing down into the ground, you can turn into an eagle so as to fly across gaps, although activating this mode takes a bit of energy, and you can't use spells while eaglified. Pushing into the ground returns you to human form.

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Alchemist ZX Spectrum Pressing down on the joystick envelopes you in a puff of smoke
Alchemist ZX Spectrum The Turtle is the present guardian of the "precious".
Alchemist ZX Spectrum Food is scarce.
Alchemist ZX Spectrum Holding down the fire button determines how far your lightning bolt goes

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Critic Reviews

Big K Apr, 1984 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 100
Your Spectrum Mar, 1984 9 out of 10 90
Retro Gamer Feb, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Crash! Mar, 1984 85 out of 100 85
Sinclair User Mar, 1984 7 out of 10 70

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Martin Smith (62888) added Alchemist (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 30, 2004