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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 Waiting for the right moment to catch the fluffy. Surprise for Alchemist's daughter.
Alchemist ZX Spectrum You start the game outside sanctuary
Alchemist ZX Spectrum Even household cleaning equipment attacks you in this game
Alchemist ZX Spectrum 30 years after and I'm still wondering what this chest is meant for... any clues?

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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
Tilt Apr, 1984 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
Sinclair User Mar, 1984 7 out of 10 70
MicroHobby Dec 11, 1984 Unscored Unscored


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Martin Smith (70273) added Alchemist (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 30, 2004