Follow orphan Eva on a trip to mystical Prague in Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends.
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Release Date: Dec 22, 2014

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About This Game

Follow orphan Eva on a trip to mystical Prague in Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends. After a relative's mysterious death, Eva inherits an ancient house in Prague. Knowing nothing about her past, she goes looking for answers. There she uncovers secrets about the house, her family and an insidious plan of the black alchemist. A wonderful and dangerous adventure is about to begin. Are you ready?

- Mysterious atmosphere in old Prague
- Alchemy items and secrets to find
- Fantastic puzzles to solve

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 resolution
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On board
    • OS: Linux Kernel 3.0 or above
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 resolution
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On board
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Unfortunately the wonky navigation and the bugs made me abandon the game after 48 minutes. The story was okay, but not interesting enough to continue playing. Poor quality graphics made the HO scenes way harder than intended.
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78 of 96 people (81%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2015
I finally managed to complete this game, each time I was so bored I fell asleep. Not because the game was terrible, but because they designed it in such a way that there's no way you would be able to complete it without consulting some form of guide, map or hint system.


While not very rememberable, it suits the scenes for which they play.

It was the main reason I wanted to complete the game despite not liking the gameplay. It's a very short story, but I liked the way they unfolded.

Puzzles you can skip
Without it, I wouldn't have been able to complete the game. And sometimes I am just lazy, which leads me to...

Map with teleportation
The convinience of laziness. This is a very helpful feature as you'll be wandering around a lot in the game and it would be extrmely tedious to backtrack all the way. The map also helps display which areas are yet to be discovered or where you need to complete an objective.


Grainy, low quality Hidden Object scenes
The eyestrain is real on these. I swear the quality is worse than the pictures I used to save on 1mb floppy disks. The objects in the scene lacks depth and definition, making it very difficult to tell that they are there at all. A lot of objects are partially hidden behind others, which makes it even more tedious to find them.
An annoying (yet interesting) feature makes it so you have to use some of your inventory items to compete certains items on the screen. However, there's no indication of when you are supposed to use them. Sometimes the items are greyed out and you need to go to a completely different scene, then return with a different item. Now try to pair up low quality inventory items with equally low quality items on the screen. An example of how terrible this system can be: You find a room with a skeleton in a corner. When you find most items, you have to leave the corpse, find a ring somewhere else, come back and put it back on his hands to complete "Dead mans secret". How are you supposed to figure that out? I barely even saw the hand in the first place due to the bad graphics.

An ending so cheesy it's insulting
So you have a pretty good story going and how do you end it? Just toss in a character you exchanged a couple of words with and call it a day. It just... made me so dissapointed I wasn't sure if I was laughing or getting mad because I just couldn't believe how thrown away all your efforts felt.

The puzzles
Majority of puzzles relies on you remembering things, which is something that is difficult for me, so I just couldn't enjoy them. Even the logical puzzle requires you memorizing the patterns. The only puzzle I remember liking was linking the same pictures to one another, because at least then I didn't have to remember where the patterns were as they were always in the same place.

Backtracking and illogical problem solving
This is without a doubt the worst part of this game. Usually these kinds of games will confine you to a certain area, so that it's easy to keep track of where you can go and what you are supposed to do. But this game feels like the whole world is open and there's no logic what-so-ever as to why you have to go places. Making up my own example, imagine solving a problem in the kitchen, then to complete the task, you have to go to the supermarket and pick up a fork, then go all the way back to the kitchen and place the fork on a table. But to get to the supermarket, you need fuel for the car. So you have to go into the woods and find a key. But to find a key, you need to go to the church and talk to a priest, who gives it to you, then you can solve all your problems and get the fork. There's no logic to having to go through all of that trouble for one item, unless you are deliberately trying to drag out a story which is very short. Which is quite obvious, because all of this sidetracking usually have nothing at all to do with the actual plot. The fact that you have to travel so far between each location for a simple item adds to the overall confusion as to what you are supposed to do next.
Sometimes you can't pick up an item until you have done seven other tasks, which makes it seem the item isn't for use at all. This is another very illogical thing and makes the game annoying. Imagine being in a very intense moment of the game, then you have to go back to the safe area just to pick up a button, so you can advance where your character is clearly unsafe.
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36 of 42 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2015
This is another hidden object type of game that has been flooding our Steam store recently. But this one, I had to say, was the hardest one I played as of yet. As usual, the game compels you to look for clues, solve puzzles and search for objects in the hidden object game (HOG).
What made it stand out was its interesting story. Your character here is being sacrificed by a group of alchemist in order to complete an ancient ritual. Why? They are basically trying to conquer the world. You are of course trying to prevent that from ever happening whilst searching for the reason why your foster parents and relatives are attempting to kill you.
The game only presents you with four (4) different settings and locations with only a few rooms to explore.
The gameplay is like this, you stand in the middle of the room and rotate yourself from left to right by clicking the edge of your screen.
Here is the exciting part, while turning and trying to look for objects to interact with, you are going to be shocked by ghostly images suddenly appearing in front of your computer screen. I had several of this WTF moments in the game and I was really looking for these moments in every turn.
My only frustrations is when you have to backtrack for items you missed and have to revisit the same area again in order to progress. Sometimes, you get stuck and run out of ideas on what to do next. It really FRIED my brain on few occassions. But that is the beauty of the game, It challenges you to move on.
I was glad they added a Steam Achievement feature on this game that rewards your effort. And by the way, there is a helpful Hint button to give you clues.
Overall, here is what I have to say, the graphics are only average, the story is good, the soundtrack is adequate, the puzzles and HOG are challenging (Magnifying Glass is Optional). I definitely reccommend this game and it receives a THUMBS UP.
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38 of 49 people (78%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2015
Way way way too much counter intuitive backtracking.

That suitcase that was empty - surprise it now has the item you need.
You need three coins - can you recall every prior scene that could be relevant as to where to get one - no, me neither. So I either backtrack to every scene or click hint.

I tried to play it like a 'detective' but all the backtracking become a nuissance, by mid game I was just clikcing 'hint'to get to the right location - that's when I knew the game was worthy of Thumbs down. It did absolutely nothing to inspire a person to play it, and did everything it could to make you click hint to simply get thru it.
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30 of 37 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2015
This is one of the worst hidden object games I have ever played. It has a couple good things going for it, but the negatives easily outweigh any positives.


- Creepy at times.
- A few (but not an annoying amount of) "jumpscares".


- Unbalanced. Puzzles/things to figure out jump back and forth from being too easy to completely nonsensical.
- Some things are just too complicated without using the hint system or an outside manual.
- Too much backtracking to find necessary items that magically appear in a place they were not before.
- Quite a few errors, such as objects being labeled incorrectly.
- More than one of the same type of item in a hidden object scene (for example, one scene has two clocks, but only one is correct).
- Blurry/fuzzy hidden object scenes, so it's hard to tell what exactly some things are, leaving one to guess and check.
- Overall lame plot with unbelievable character actions.
- No option for changing the resolution.
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27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
Okay, I have been playing Hidden Object Games for a long while now, but this one went and snatched a special place. I will be a bit biased about this game, considering the theme picked is one of my favorites - European Mysticism. I know it's nothing marvelous as a HOG but Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends is a well-made little adventure as it lasts, with well arranged puzzles and a charming story. Some quick to grasp story related achievements are only the flavor.

Our main character is Eva, a young orphan who has just came to Prague to discover about her long lost family. In Prague, the throne of European Mysticism, Eva is to find out about the trials of her heritage, learn long lost alchemical secrets and put a stop to the forces of evil. The story takes its basis from the world renowned alchemist duo: John Dee and Edward Kelley, and adds the fiction into mystical history successfully. The characters themselves sadly don't have much in-depth personality for us to witness, and voice acting isn't one of the best, but they are not as annoying as most that we come across within the genre. Aside from the dialogues and the ending being a bit forced and cheesy - okay, it was pure trash - I adored the setting altogether.

The atmosphere of the game is a great success. The environment is old, dusty and mystical as Prague itself. Color choices, the art, the eerie background music and the whispering effects of the ghosts of Prague are all welcoming details. What has surprised me the most, is that the designers went into the full trouble of animating characters aside from cinematic cutscenes. Beautifully arranged in-game animations were a welcoming change in the HOG genre which we do not observe often if it's not Artifex Mundi.

The gameplay was nicely balanced, between fairly challenging, inventory interactive HOG scenes, and some of the most elaborate puzzles that I've stumbled within the genre. It seems that puzzle setups do change in every playthrough, so it is meaningless to use a walkthrough for puzzles themselves. You really have to think for yourself. The game presents you a useful map to track your progress and gives you means of quick travel for adventure elements.

If you like the HOG genre itself, this one is a must to experience. Don't rush it though, grab it in sale. The ending was hinting a sequel, so I will be optimistic about the story's continuation. There are tons of unexplained details, so there has to be a sequel... God, please there be a sequel, 'cause I refuse to endure that awfuly abrupt ending! Grab it and enjoy it!

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25 of 34 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2015
Ok this game is pretty good for a Hidden Object /Puzzle game! I have a bunch of Artifex Mundi games and i think they hold a high standard for HO/P games and i think this one is almost on par with most of there games ! Decent story and narrative.Has good art work mixed in with good animation to help tell the story as you play.So if Hideen Object / Puzzle games are your thing try this one out im sure you will find it enjoyable!
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2015
I'm very torn about recommending this game or not. I would not put it in that class of good hidden object games like those made by artifex mundi but it's not so bad that I would say not to get it. However the ending made me say don't get it.

Decent character models
Decent voice acting
Puzzles are okay
Story is kind of predictable but it's not horrid

Poor quality graphics

Often times hidden objects will be stupidly hidden, not cleverly

You need to use items from your inventory for some hidden objects to appear and there is no indication if that last item that is blued out (meaning not visable) is hidden behind something or needs an inventory item

Navigating can be messy and you rely on clicking the map instead of moving

It has clear this game needs polish, text in game looks like default MS Word font instead of looking like old age writing

Puzzles can be annoying and tedious like matching symbols with far too many to match and the instructions need to be clicked instead of being told to you, the latter part being a minor annoyance

You are also given jump scares occasionally and there is this girl in a wedding dress that appears often. But unless I'm missing something, I assume she's your dead sister but why is she in a wedding dress? I usually pay attention to plot so either the plot was so uninteresting I glaced over her explination or she wasn't given one. Either way its a con.

Major Con: (SPOILERS)

This is what made me give this a no for recommending it. The ending scene that you work so hard to get to looks poorly made. There is black text with no background just floating and it's hard to read while your character and the guy in the story who only met once and agreed to go out to coffee together... which they didn't do mind you, say they love each other... Like really? I don't believe this was built up at all and just forced to give the character a love interest. It's just... such bad writing there.

Overall it looks and feels like this game maker has potential but right now the lack of polish is very visable. With some work this game could have been better. If you can get this for cheap go for it but for full price there are far many more better games of this type.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 30, 2015
I'm a massive fan of hidden object games, I think it's a genre that any age can play and the casual nature of them makes it easy to jump in and out of them or simply spend several hours numbing your brain.
With that in mind, these are the pros and cons I've found in this game so far:

  • From what I've seen so far, the story line seems pretty easy to wrap your head around and kept me mildly interested during the time I played.
  • Selecting the harder difficulty gives more items in the hidden object sequences, which I personally love as they're pretty much what I play these games for (more on that later...)
  • The price tag means even if you find it doesn't tickle your fancy, you're not going to break the bank.

  • Despite enjoying the amount of objects to find in the hidden object parts, some of the items are hidden in a really slack, sloppy way, to the point you will sometimes spend upwards of 10-15 minutes scouring the entire screen for a teeny tiny item.
  • Unlike in a lot of other HOGs (hidden object games), the UI, namely the buttons at the top of the screen, can and do block parts, sometimes large parts, of the things you're trying to find, which makes finding them a nightmare.
  • I know it's a casual puzzle game, but for something released only last year I was a bit disappointed with the graphics. Some animations look alright but it looks a bit rough at times. I was expecting it to look a little smoother, if that makes sense.
  • For some reason you get strings of ambiguous characters appearing which, while it's fine to string the story out and provide a few jumps, it gets a bit tedious and loses it's lustre when it happens five times within ten minutes.
  • You will often find that you spend the majority of your time clicking between screens, the movement system is clunky and you can rotate around rooms. The next step isn't always obvious, either, so prepare to spend ages per room slowly skimming your mouse over every object to see if you can interact with it.
  • The resolution on this game was the biggest problem for me. It's boxed in like it was made for the old TVs/monitors, and there's no resolution option. The issue this causes is that it makes the hard to find objects even harder to find because they're smaller than I imagine they would be on a smaller screen/resolution.

As you can see, I didn't have a great time with this game.
Despite playing HOGs a lot, I found this one slightly tedious due to the long periods of time purely spent clicking between rooms then scouring them for something I'd missed. You also have a lot of clutter in your inventory that isn't usable for quite some time which adds to the confusion.
On the other hand, maybe someone with more patience and a keener eye would fare better.
I hate to not recommend this game, as I enjoy the genre a lot, but I feel there are much better HOGs on Steam, and some at an even lower price, that are more enjoyable.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2015
Jump scares in a Hidden Object game? My, my. That should say something about the game right there. This game is a challenge start to finish, and the developers took "hidden object" to the extreme. Note: this is not a Hidden Object game for novices or even the casual player. It is a serious challenge. But before I proceed let us start at the beginning.

Story: Eva, an orphan, suddenly is contacted by a now deceased relative's estate saying she has inherited his house in Prague. Being curious and excited she goes and is met by Anna, the relative's secretary. The adventure begins here as Eva puts together her relationship with her benefactor, discovers some dark secrets, and has a little romance.

Jump scares and romance in one game and an Hidden Object game at that. Oh Yes. Quite the departure from the standard.

My, oh my, this game is a challenge, quite a challenge. But let us start with what the game does NOT have. It does not have an easy mode, well not really, beside the "sparkles" and the ability to skip this game plays exactly the same in advanced mode. Advanced mode simply increases the number of objects in an actual hidden object puzzle, no "sparkles" (but who needs "sparkles" when one gets a magnifying glass) and no skipping (for the novice, impatient or the easily annoyed this might be a problem in a place or two.)

What else this game does NOT have is in-game achievements, extras, bonus chapters, "ghost/hidden/shapshifting" objects or a walkthrough strategy guide, not really a drawback. It also does NOT have penalties for map use, for hints, for skips, for fast travel on the map and that is a huge Plus, PLUS. I highly suggest, use the map, a lot, for everything, the map for me was probably the highlight of the game. Got stuck, consulted the map. Forgot where I was in game play, consulted the map. Did not want to walk, used the fast travel on the map. Could not locate an object I needed to finish a puzzle or hidden object scene consulted the map. Who needs a guide with a map like that?

Ah yes, remember I mentioned the developers took "hidden object" to the extreme. The entire game in my opinion is one very large, very expansive hidden object scenerio. Besides the actual designated hidden object scenes, which I will talk about next, an entire room or an entire area was used as a hidden object find. Sure there is the occassional pick up inventory object but for the most part entire rooms/areas are one huge find and/or puzzle. Very challenging, expecially if one is used to playing isolated designated hidden object scenes.

Now about the actual designated hidden object scenes, again a "stepped up" version. There are the regular objects on the list, and the few "puzzle objects" of the put together nature, now add your inventory. Yes, your inventory. Items in your inventory need to be added to clear some of the list items. Very clever, and the first time will cause some head scratching if unaware.

Excellent game, storyline fairly standard with the additional touch of romance, which is unusual.

Highly recommend to those who want a challenge, and I would play on advanced mode from the beginning since there is no real difference.
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4.7 hrs
Posted: September 21
This would be a run of the mill hidden object game, except that the navigation is clumsy and takes some getting used to, and it's not really worth the trouble. The art, writing, voice acting, and puzzles are not exactly bad, but are below average. If you're desperate for a new hidden object game and not that picky, I guess $2 is a fair price for this, but I still can't say I'd recommend it.
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3.3 hrs
Posted: September 20
Highly recommended! :)
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5.0 hrs
Posted: September 16
I was more than willing to give this HOG an average score until right around the halfway point. That was when the game became so freaking buggy I struggled to finish it. The issues might have been fixable by just uninstalling and reinstalling, but I had no desire to put that much effort into the HOG, especially once I found a work-around that kept me going until the end.

(For reference, the game performs a quick animation everytime you turn. My animations wouldn't play, then the game would go black screen but still had the GUI. If I opened my journal, the screen would come back up, but would vanish when I turned or left the room. I found that exiting to the main menu and then immediately continuing often fixed the issue, but sometimes it was only lasted a little while before going black again. I also ended up missing out on the last few cutscenes.)

I don't recommend this game mostly because of those bugs. It may be an issue on my end, but honestly, the rest of the game wasn't that great, either. Puzzles were simple but a few were tedious, the voice actors have never felt an emotion stronger than "meh", the plot was so godawfully all over the place (even for a HOG), there's so much backtracking that I considered giving up, and the "romance" at the I've seen botched plastic surgery that seemed more natural.

I've read complaints from people that the animations were awful, and I agree that the Adam model was especially heinous, but HOGs almost never have good animation. This one had pretty good graphics, considering the genre. The music wasn't a masterpiece, but it was decent. It was also pretty cool to use objects from my inventory to add to objects in a puzzle in order to "find" them, but I honestly forgot that mechanic existed a few times.

So yeah, the good stuff is mostly "meh" and the bad stuff is terrible. It's normally 1.99USD and I can't say I'd recommend it even if it was on sale and 99% off.
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116.5 hrs
Posted: September 15
My Grandfather smoked his whole life. I was about 10 years old when my mother said to him, 'If you ever want to see your grandchildren graduate, you have to stop immediately.'. Tears welled up in his eyes when he realized what exactly was at stake. He gave it up immediately. Three years later he died of lung cancer. It was really sad and destroyed me. My mother said to me- 'Don't ever smoke. Please don't put your family through what your Grandfather put us through." I agreed. At 28, I have never touched a cigarette. I must say, I feel a very slight sense of regret for never having done it, because this game gave me cancer anyway.
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4.9 hrs
Posted: September 11
I wish I could an "eh" review for this. I'll give it a thumbs up because I mostly enjoyed it. This game has really great atmosphere but woo-boy is the writing in this kind of just an atrocious exposition fire dumpster. If the writing was better I’d feel better giving this a thumbs up as I feel that would really elevate the game. I enjoyed most of the puzzles (expect for the second to last one) and the HOD scenes hold up pretty well for a game of this game. If you are looking for something relaxing to do on a rainy day this is certainly a decent time filler.
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4.2 hrs
Posted: September 10
a nice Point and Click ! not relly hard. Some puzzle ar weird but otherwise it ok

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5.1 hrs
Posted: September 6
A little slow and repetative but a fun way to kill an afternoon for cheap
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3.2 hrs
Posted: September 5
I'll come right out and say it: Plot is never the strong point of a hidden object game. For some reason they're always disjointed messes of scenes, with little connective tissue between them. Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends suffers heavily from this syndrome, leading you around by the nose and telling you all about things that might be interesting if you had any agency in them. Honestly it wouldn't be a very good use of your time if not for the surprising level of polish found within.

As the title implies, you putter around Prague in a very low-key effort to solve an alchemy-related mystery. Don't get too excited about either of these points, however, because Prague is little more than a streetcorner between a house, cafe, and spooky graveyard. The entire game plays out in a very limited area, with you scouring studies and bookshelves over and over in search of new doodads to unlock things. At least the time of day changes as you progress, giving areas new context and walling some off for a time.

You'll find inventory items as you wander, most of which have obvious applications even if they themselves are ecclectic. Prague Legends at least has a good flow to its puzzles, and between the logical progression and the excellent map system you'll never find yourself stuck. The hidden object scenes are the only place that might hang you up at all because they tend to be challenging and include items that must be combined, sometimes with inventory items. There are also a dozen or so actual puzzles to solve with clear instructions that provide some welcome variety to the wandering and hidden object scenes.

The plot is banal garbage about a golem and scary people who want to use it, but there's very little interaction between your character and the happenings in the game at all. This can lead to boredom if the item hunts aren't keeping your attention. Strangely all the effort seems to have gone into the graphics, which are some of the best the genre has to offer. Scenes rotate with a smooth, convincing 3D effect, and the few NPCs you encounter are presented in shockingly detailed 3D.

There are some ham-fisted spooks that'll have you laughing if anything, and if not that then the voice acting will crack you up as you listen to a bunch of Prague natives speak in uneffected American accents. Still, the graphical achievements are worth noting and the gameplay itself is quite solid. As long as you don't mind much mystery in your mysteries, this is a perfectly serviceable title.
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4.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
What can I say. I liked it. A very pleasant way to spend a few hours.
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