Alchemist (ZX Spectrum)

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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.


Alchemist ZX Spectrum Now this was the room that made me think about Fantasia, but because there was a broom's mass extinction I thought it wouldn't be proper to mention that.
Alchemist ZX Spectrum Entering the Warlock's chamber.
Alchemist ZX Spectrum The key, very important to unlock doors... not everyone is obliged to know that! Now "Imagine" an extraterrestrial is trying to understand the game?
Alchemist ZX Spectrum Using spell energy to transform to an eagle

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


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Martin Smith (66754) added Alchemist (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 30, 2004