You still see the bars closing in when you close your eyes
August 17, 2014 3:10 AM   Subscribe

 
First try, 10,000 points. MUCH PANIC, especially when it starts throwing 3+ at you.
posted by aurynn at 3:17 AM on August 17, 2014


Is there a way to speed it up?
posted by Joe in Australia at 3:58 AM on August 17, 2014 [2 favorites]


Does the combo streak's effectiveness have anything to do with the colors of the blocks matched to trigger it? If not, I think the combo counter should be a neutral color. The most urgent part of the game is analyzing which colors are coming up next, and having a differently colored timer pop up every few seconds is real distracting.
posted by EmGeeJay at 5:04 AM on August 17, 2014


Apologies to my neighbors who must have heard a volley of high-volume swearing as a complete hexagon of bars suddenly descended on me.

Good game; the simplicity of controls is a bonus (any game that takes less than 15 seconds to understand is a plus).
posted by Wordshore at 5:06 AM on August 17, 2014


I saw and downloaded this like ten minutes before it reached the front page. It is a real fun game.
posted by Literaryhero at 5:35 AM on August 17, 2014


Burma!
posted by Too-Ticky at 5:51 AM on August 17, 2014


i should be great at this game but i'm really, really bad. midway through my second run i yelled out to my husband and my cat, "it's like roogoo all over again!!" (another game i should be good at but am not).
posted by nadawi at 6:13 AM on August 17, 2014


The beginning part is a bit slow and I sort of wished I had a space bar control to set down the incoming bars more quickly. It got more fun later on when things sped up.
posted by gemutlichkeit at 6:14 AM on August 17, 2014 [3 favorites]


Oh boy. This is excellent. I'm in trouble.
posted by alynnk at 6:32 AM on August 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


I am very bad at this. My best score was when I let it go by itself as soon as it started to speed up.

If anyone is still working on this in projects and comes to read the comments then I find pressing Play does not start the game and that the instruction to click anywhere to restart doesn't work either.
posted by biffa at 7:01 AM on August 17, 2014


I beat this. Ran it on super-speed mode.
posted by sutt at 7:06 AM on August 17, 2014


Oh man. I have a feeling I'm gonna be addicted.

It reminds me of QbQbQb, but because it's so much simpler, it's easier to understand and seems like it makes a better "quick fix" Plus. I LOVE HEXAGONS! (Google "Hexagons are my totem shape" to see the top 2 hits with that quote *ahem* -- well, 3 now ;))
posted by symbioid at 7:09 AM on August 17, 2014


i like this game but i think the fact that i'm colorblind adds an extra challenge!
posted by crazy_yeti at 7:26 AM on August 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


thanks for reminding me the wires in my head that go to 'turn left' and 'turn right' have a ground fault...
posted by ennui.bz at 8:55 AM on August 17, 2014 [6 favorites]


Top tip, playing it with the beats from Super Hexagon yields a sizable attack bonus! \:D/
posted by Chutzler at 9:17 AM on August 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


Incredibly fun and incredibly frustrating, as all good games of this nature should be. There goes several hours of my life.
posted by darksong at 9:30 AM on August 17, 2014


thanks for reminding me the wires in my head that go to 'turn left' and 'turn right' have a ground fault...

Yeah, I'm finding that restricting myself to one arrow key makes it a little less anxiety-provoking for me. Otherwise I get in that "YOU ARE SKIDDING AND ABOUT TO HIT A TREE TURN THE WHEEL TURN THE WHEEL TURN THE WHEEL BUT ONLY IN THE CORRECT DIRECTION OTHERWISE YOU WILL SLIDE TO YOUR ICY TREE-Y DEATH!!!!" panicky mode.
posted by jaguar at 10:36 AM on August 17, 2014 [2 favorites]


Oh this... oh my... I... wow.
posted by Joey Michaels at 10:56 AM on August 17, 2014


oh man god damn it i had THINGS TO DO TODAY
posted by mrjohnmuller at 1:27 PM on August 17, 2014


Just when I finally beat the last level of Super Hexagon. What is it about that shape?
posted by obvious at 2:00 PM on August 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


This is so good I had to stop playing it almost immediately.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:21 PM on August 17, 2014 [4 favorites]


obvious: "Just when I finally beat the last level of Super Hexagon. What is it about that shape?"

IT IS MAGIC!
posted by symbioid at 7:52 PM on August 17, 2014


For purists, an addendum to the instructions:

"Rotate the hexagon to make combos of 3+ touching blocks of the same color!"
posted by sylvanshine at 8:47 PM on August 17, 2014


I swear this is like one of those versions of Tetris that 80% give you the least helpful blocks, but keeps your hopes up with that 20% that makes things work. I hate those games.
posted by enjoymoreradio at 10:09 PM on August 17, 2014


When playing in Safari on iOS 4, how do I make the menu bars reappear? Am I missing something?
posted by lovelyzoo at 2:05 AM on August 18, 2014


Co-created by mefi's own dreyfusfinucane <3
posted by Lisitasan at 7:55 AM on August 18, 2014 [1 favorite]


6233 today at work, but last night at home I was sucking so bad I only got a few hundred at some points.

I think one thing to point out for those who initially, like me, thought it was all about stacking vertically, is that it's just touching. doesn't matter if it's vertical or horizontal. 2 stacked and one to the side touching each other will disappear. Though I'm sure y'all figure that out, but it took me a little while to figure out why blocks seemed to randomly disappear.
posted by symbioid at 12:20 PM on August 18, 2014 [1 favorite]


What is it about that shape?

Hexagons tessellate regularly, but are way less square than regular old squares! Also way less triangle than regular old triangles, but that doesn't sound as good.

Anyway, if you want HEXAGON GAME OVERLOAD, you should check out Hexatron (which, I just discovered when I searched it to write this comment, is one of Mefi's Own.) Hex Minesweeper! Hex Conway's! Hex Rogue (and also, the Java implementation of regular old square Rogue that touched off a young-me's roguelike obsession)
posted by kagredon at 10:02 PM on August 18, 2014


I would really love to see Hex Rogue.
posted by Joe in Australia at 1:45 AM on August 19, 2014


Hex Rogue
posted by kagredon at 5:40 PM on August 20, 2014 [1 favorite]


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