In “Little Alchemy 2,” even the most basic elements, air, earth, fire, and water, contain or produce energy. For example, moving air and water both have what scientists refer to as working/kinetic energy in a motion form and stored/potential energy.
All worlds across the universe have some form of energy at some level. The game is exactly the same.
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The Energy element is critical for the development of certain elements. In the game, you’re given four options for making Energy. The following three numbered sections break down these methods from easiest to most difficult:
1. Harness the Power of Fire
Fire in the game is referred to as the “Provider of warmth, light, and destruction.” Fire is a primary source of chemical, thermal (heat), and light forms of energy.
In the real world, increasing the size of a fire releases energy and generates more power or the potential for destruction, which is why the best method for making the Energy element is to double the Fire element:
- Fire + Fire = Energy
The Energy icon, a circle of golden arrows moving in a clockwise direction around a lightning bolt, pops up on the screen with the words “The universal motivator.”
2. Spread Fire’s Reach
You can also make Energy using Fire by combining it with the Atmosphere air-based element. The game developer isn’t clear about why they make this connection between fire, atmosphere, and energy.
Oxygen in the air promotes combustion and heat generation in a fire, which means that a combination of Fire and Air would make more sense.
Yet, the connection might be related to the impact of atmospheric/weather changes, such as changes in temperature, moisture, and air, on the creation, distribution, and intensity of the fire.
Atmospheric changes can create powerful rainstorms or super dry conditions that cause fire as a byproduct of lightning strikes. These changes can also affect the size and spread of ground-level fires, as seen with wildfires.
If you don’t already have Atmosphere in your collection, you can make it easily enough by starting with land-based elements:
- Earth + Earth = Land
- Land + Land = Continent
- Continent + Continent = Planet
- Planet + Air = Atmosphere
To make Energy, you then simply drag and drop Atmosphere on Fire.
3. Give Humans Reasoning Skills
The only other methods for making Energy require that you think about how humans have explored energy as part of overall scientific discovery.
Human imagination coupled with the development of systematic reasoning during attempts to understand the natural world has led to many energy-related discoveries and advances.
As a result, you can make Energy by combining Fire or Heat with the Science element. If you haven’t collected Science, perform the following combinations:
- Earth + Water = Mud
- Air + Air = Pressure
- Pressure + Earth = Stone
- Mud + Stone = Clay
- Clay + Life = Human
- Planet + Fire = Sun
- Planet + Sun = Solar System
- Solar System + Solar System = Galaxy
- Galaxy + Galaxy = Galaxy Cluster
- Galaxy Cluster + Galaxy Cluster = Universe
- Human + Universe = Science
The Science icon, a symbol of an atom with electrons orbiting a nucleus, appears on screen with the words “Systemic wonder applied to the natural world.”
- Fire + Science = Energy
When you use this combination, you usually make the Heat element as well. That said, if you want to make Energy using Heat and Science separately, then you must make Heat another way.
The game gives you two additional options, but it also requires that you’ve progressed to a certain level. To make Heat, you must be able to combine Fire and Idea or Lava and Philosophy.
What Does Energy Do in “Little Alchemy 2”?
On Earth, energy is critical to the existence of all life. Energy has many forms, including light, heat, motion, chemical, electrical and gravitational.
Without energy from the Sun in the form of solar radiation, the planet would be cold and unable to sustain current life since the Sun provides light and heat.
Life also wouldn’t exist because scientists believe energy helped to transform chemicals in bodies of water or primordial soup into early life forms.
On the planet’s surface, lightning contains electrical energy. Earthquakes involve several types of energy, including potential gravitational energy before and during quakes, seismic motion energy during quakes, and thermal or heat energy from the friction of moving landmass plates and thermal lava or magma.
Without an understanding of energy, humans also wouldn’t even be able to comprehend how chemical processes make sugar an energy source or fuel for the human body.
The Energy element in “Little Alchemy 2” gives you access to 16 unique energy-related elements:
- Energy + Air = Heat
- Energy + Cloud = Lightning
- Energy + Rain = Lightning
- Energy + Storm = Lightning
- Energy + Solid = Liquid
- Energy + Liquid = Gas
- Energy + Primordial Soup = Life
- Energy + Earth = Earthquake
- Energy + Alcohol = Sugar
- Energy + Beer = Sugar
- Energy + Fruit = Sugar
- Energy + Juice = Sugar
- Energy + Wine = Sugar
- Energy + Dough = Bread
- Energy + Milk = Butter
- Energy + Charcoal = Gunpowder
- Energy + Dust = Gunpowder
- Energy + Mineral = Gunpowder
- Energy + Bow = Stun Gun
- Energy + Gun = Stun Gun
- Energy + Container = Battery
- Energy + Sun = Solar Cell
- Energy + Explosion = Atomic Bomb
- Energy + Witch = Magic
- Energy + Wizard = Magic
- Energy + Sword = Light Sword
Use Your Pent Up Energy!
If you feel like Energy didn’t help you get very far in the game, you’re not alone.
In other alchemy-style games, the Energy element helps players create a wide range of additional elements associated with kinetic, motion energy, such as avalanche, eruption, hurricane, sandstorm, storm, and wind.
Yet, “Little Alchemy 2,” asks players to look at the creation and distribution of energy in different ways.
The good news is that you don’t have to stop here. By exploring the elements you make from Energy, you can use your personal energy and enthusiasm to collect more elements than you have likely ever imagined possible as an extension of Energy. Gunpowder, which relates to chemical and kinetic energy, provides you with Gun, Bullet, Cannon, and Dynamite.
The Heat element, which involves thermal and potential energy, provides you with many elements, including Caramel, Cookie, Current, Explosion, Hot Chocolate, Jam, Jerky, Maple Syrup, Mercury, Metal, Plasma, Steam, Tea, and Warmth.
With Lightning, you can make Electricity, Frankenstein’s Monster, Hero, and Thor. With Sugar, which is high in chemical and potential energy, you can make Cake, Candy Cane, Chocolate, Cookie Dough, Cotton Candy, Marshmallows, and Sprinkles.
Magic gives you Crystal Ball, Curse, Faun, Gingerbread Man, Mermaid, The One Ring, Unicorn, Witch, and Wizard. Best yet, with Light Sword, you can even discover a Force Knight from the “Star Wars” film series who taps into that fictional story’s life force energy.