Faerie Alchemy is a blocks fall from the top of the screen puzzle game on the vague idea of Tetris. Only instead of the blocks disappearing when you make a line, when you have 3 or more of the same symbol connected, not counting diagonals, they morph into the next one up the alchemical ladder. This does make it really difficult to form combos at first. You really have to think about what you’re doing.
This game is hard and fun. The pace is whatever you want though, so you can take your time to think things through before acting. I’ve been having tons of fun trying to clear through to see what happens when you make a combo of the top of the alchemical ladder. I haven’t managed it yet. As you could probably guess, when your stack of symbols crosses that line near the top, you lose. The game can be played with either the mouse or the keyboard, though I found the keyboard to be much easier. The graphics are nice, though a bit dark. I also really liked the background music for this game. A lot of times where I play games online, the background music just loops. In Faerie Alchemy, the background music periodically fades out and then starts a new song.
One of the things I really didn’t like was the fact that the controls aren’t explained. While the basic idea of the game is explained quite nicely at launch, the controls are left for the user to determine and are explained as intuitive. There are also some spelling mistakes on the instructions screen. Little things that if they were fixed would make the game look a lot more professional. Faerie Alchemy is a nice little game, which can be loaded quickly and played for as long as you feel like. Altogether, I award Faerie Alchemy a 3.5 out of 5 hearts.