Certain games aren’t meant to be played with others. Little Alchemy 2 is one of those titles; it’s the perfect single-player jaunt for casual gaming sessions.

Little Alchemy 2 comes seven years after the original. The first game contains more than 550 unlockable items, all which stem from four original elements. Air, Earth, Fire, and Water are enough to jumpstart the known universe. Little Alchemy 2 is similar, beginning with the same “core four.” But, this sequel features 660+ items and a whole lot more.

Mixes
Little Alchemy 2 is a drag-and-drop game you can find on Poki.com. There are no keyboard controls or button combos. Instead, players click, drag, and drop items on top of each other. If the two elements are a valid pair, they will combine to create something new. Discovering these valid mixes is the most important part of the game. When you uncover a new item, it opens the door to discover even more. There are no cheat codes in the laboratory; Little Alchemy 2 rewards creative players who are willing to try something new.

All items come from exactly two others. This makes the gameplay more fun and less frustrating than it could be. After all, it takes merely a second to combine a pair. If combos involved 3 or more items, discovering every unlockable would take way too long. Nonetheless, there are still countless hours of available playtime in Little Alchemy 2. Each combo can consist of two different items or two of the same. For instance, Air and Water combine to make Mist. That might be obvious, but what about combining Fire and Fire? That’s how you get Energy!

Humor
Little Alchemy 2 doesn’t have the deepest gameplay, as there is only one type of move. And the concept, mixing items to make new ones, might not excite everyone. But, the humor in this game helps make it very entertaining. Every element comes with a funny description. Here are a few examples: Eruption (what happens when a volcano sneezes), Chicken Coop (women’s dorm for chickens), and Cheese (the only benefit to letting milk go bad). Playing the game for just a few minutes will definitely result in some hilarity. Item descriptions really are one of the best aspects of the game.

Tracking
The in-game encyclopedia is a fantastic resource. It contains discovery information, statistics, and a full FAQ section. The encyclopedia includes an alphabetized, sortable list of every discovered item. You can type the name of an element into the search bar for quick info, or browse elements via categories. Each encyclopedia entry includes a picture, funny description, and a list of categories, combinations, and makes. If you haven’t discovered all the connected combinations or makes, the number of remaining ones will appear at the bottom of the page.

Surprises
Little Alchemy 2 is filled with surprises. Each combo has the potential to educate and entertain. Mix Bee and Beehive for Wax, or try Pressure and Fossil for Petroleum, and you might laugh at what you see next.

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