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Alchemist (1983)            

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Imagine Software Ltd
Ian Weatherburn, Paul Lindale
Kempston, Interface 2, Cursor
Audio cassette
UK (£5.50), Spain (1495 ptas)
Game Map, Advertisement
Also found on Beau-Jolly compilation "Value Pack 48K". It reached #4 in the Personal Computer Games chart in March 1983.

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Wiki (Unknown)   8th Dec 2014 01:15
Alchemist is a computer game developed by Ian Weatherburn for the ZX Spectrum and released by Imagine Software in 1983. It is an action-adventure video game in which the player controls an alchemist who may shape-shift into a golden eagle.

Alchemist was authored by Ian Weatherburn and Paul Lindale, and was Imagine's first arcade adventure. This release was also the first piece of software to be released on a gold-coloured cassette and box.

Alchemist was critically well received on release. Its atmosphere and play style drew comparisons with Atic Atac. Sinclair User highlighted Alchemist's cartoon graphics and storyline. CRASH praised the game's presentation, graphics and "spooky organ tune". While the exploration of the castle was a draw for one reviewer, overall opinions about the game's addictiveness was mixed. In CRASH '​s 1984 retrospective, it was felt that the graphics in Alchemist, whilst detailed, had not aged well. The jerky scrolling, poor keyboard layout and lack of replayability were also criticised. Your Spectrum highlighted the alchemist character's graphic, and his eagle transformation animation.

(Anonymous) (Your Spectrum 3)   27th Dec 2008 09:07

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There are no cheats on file for this title.The game came in a variety of inlay colours, including yellow (the most common), gold and white (both of which advertised "Joystick compatible"), and a rather bland Currys label when the game was bundled with the Spectrum +2.


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