Today’s Android Amusements will salute a modern classic. Super Hexagon, consider yourself saluted! I picked up the Humble Bundle with Android 5 just for this game and I have to say, it was well worth the investment. It is so good, in fact, that it has to be the focus of this week’s installment of Android Amusements. Seriously, you guys, you’ve got to play this.
The premise of Terry Cavanagh’s Super Hexagon is deceptively simple. Players control a small triangle that moves left and right along the surface of a hexagon. When the game begins, shapes come down towards the triangle and center hexagon. Your goal is to manuever the triangle so it isn’t crushed and survive as long as you can.
It sounds easy, but it isn’t. You won’t last more than a few seconds. Surviving for a minute or longer is a pipedream. The pounding chiptunes from Chipzel and constantly moving objects will get to you. Super Hexagon will best you, but you’ll keep coming back thinking, “This time I can do it. I can win.”
You know what? All this describing isn’t doing Super Hexagon justice. You can’t capture its frantic, beautiful and streamlined frenzy unless you actually watch it. Let’s go to the official trailer!
You know it’s the mark of a good, addicting game when even the trailer can get your heart pumping and fingers twitching!
I’ve lasted a grand total of 30 seconds, give or take. That’s my absolute best so far. I love Super Hexagon, but I’m terrible at it. Worst of all, I can’t fault the game for it. It is my fault when I fail. I’m not good enough, but you know what? Each time I play, I get a little bit better and last a little bit longer. That, my friends, is what makes Super Hexagon glorious.
Super Hexagon is truly a perfect puzzle game. I did notice a bit of very minor log once the game started speeding up, but as I said, it is very minor and I think it was due more to my Vizio VTab being dated than being a fault within the actual game. I’ve checked with other people and it seems the newer your device, the better Super Hexagon runs.
Really, Super Hexagon is definitely a timesink you need on your smartphone or tablet. It’s a fantastic game. The normal price is $2.99, but it is currently part of the Humble Bundle with Android 5. If you pay more than the average there, you get it for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android, as well as Beat Hazard Ultra, Dynamite Jack, Dungeon Defenders, NightSky HD and Solar 2. Trust me – you want to get it as part of the Humble Bundle.