Are you a maker? Have you delved into the Internet of Things? Little Alchemy 2 is a game for tinkerers. It’s educational, rewarding, and a great companion to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) classes in school.
Science Made (Pretty) Easy
Little Alchemy 2 isn’t as complex as alchemy in the real world. But, it’s based on a similar concept. In this game, scientists combine and transform elements. Any two items can be mixed, whether they are different (e.g. Earth + Fire = Lava) or the same (e.g. Air + Air = Pressure). The premise of Little Alchemy 2 is that you can recreate the universe from four basic elements: Air, Earth, Fire, and Water. With its roots in science, this awesome game can teach and entertain at the same time.
Little Alchemy 2 is perfectly suited for all screens, including computers, tablets, and mobile phones. That’s because it’s easy to mix items—just drag and drop the elements onto each other. There aren’t any unusual controls or tricky equations to memorize. The game promotes freely exploring everything within reach. Certain combinations are realistic, such as Earth + Water = Mud. The further you progress, the cleverer combos you’ll discover. For example, Castle + Time = Ruins.
Carefree experimentation is one way to advance in Little Alchemy 2. Every element can be used to make something else. And, many items can be made from multiple combinations. This expands the game’s replay value, since there’s often more than one solution. However, not all combos result in successful transformations. What do you get when mixing Land and Steam? Nothing. How about Geyser and Gunpowder? Again, nothing. Even though you can try to combine any two items, that’s not always the best way to progress.
A bit of thoughtful planning can help you advance much more quickly. After performing several successful experiments, you’ll start to grasp which combinations work and why. Many valid combos are comprised of simple building blocks (e.g. Glass + Metal = Mirror; Wood + House = Log Cabin). Other combinations are tinged with humor. How do you make Werewolf? Human + Wolf, obviously.
The official Little Alchemy 2 Hint Guide is filled with enlightening combinations. Remember that you can combine two of the same item to make something new. This is essential when trying to acquire all 661 elements in the game. Here are a couple of extra matching formulas: Blade + Blade = Scissors, and Grave + Grave = Graveyard.
Little Alchemy 2 is a sequel done right. Its gameplay is like that of the original, but there are also many improvements. The graphics and interface are slick. It’s easy to scroll through the elements, and the type-to-search option is invaluable for big collections. The included encyclopedia is an all-encompassing resource for viewing stats, tips, and learning about each item. Little Alchemy 2 shows us just how entertaining a single-player science game can be. It’s time to start experimenting; go ahead and create our world.