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  • genre action / arcade / modern
  • download size 29 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 136 user ratings.
  • release date September 6, 2012
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.6.8 or newer) and Linux (Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Terry Cavanagh / Terry Cavanagh
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • 4 Super Hexagon tools
  • 2 prototypes (Windows)

What's cool about it:

  • A minimal action game by Terry Cavanagh, with music by Chipzel.
  • Insanely fast-paced, deceptively simple, strangely addictive.
  • Offers 6 levels of difficulty: Hard, Harder, Hardest, Hardester, Hardestest, and Hardestestest!


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Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 2 GHz Processor, 256 MB RAM, Direct X9.0c-compatible graphics card, 42 MB of available HD space.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6 or later, Intel Mac 2 GHz Processor, 256 MB RAM, 42 MB of available HD space.
Minimum system requirements (Linux): Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Processor: 2 GHz, Memory: 256 MB RAM, Graphics: OpenGL compatible

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Gameplay distilled to its purest form

Posted on 2013-11-14 09:55:41 byjungletoad's avatarjungletoad:

Super Hexagon looks simple, but plays hard. All you need to do is rotate a triangle around a spinning, pulsating hexagon, and avoid all of the moving walls that are racing towards the center. In this simple concept there is such a depth of gameplay though, that you can joyfully play this game for hours on end, day after day. There is little to the graphics, there is no storylineread more or exposition, yet I find I Super Hexagon more than most other games I own. It's enjoyably difficult. The challenge is so great that I notice my performance changes based on how much sleep I've had, or whether I've had a cup of coffee. It's that sensitive to changes in your attention. I can use my time scores as a metric for how alert I am for the day. It's like a meditation exercise simply to play the game because it forces you to pay attention completely, both near the center of the hexagon, and along the outskirts, in all directions. You will find yourself transfixed. It's strangely relaxing and energizing at the same time. It's utterly hypnotic.

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Does exactly what it's designed to do.

Posted on 2013-11-14 11:05:11 bySpiderFighter's avatarSpiderFighter:

This is a twitch / reflex game in it's simplest, purest form. I knew in the first 5 seconds of playing that this game wasn't to my taste (although I loved VVVVVV, by the same developer). In spite of that, I find I cannot, in good conscience, deduct any points in my rating. It's fast, and colorful, has a good soundtrack, and does exactly what it's supposed to do, without flaws inread more game play, design, or delivery. For that, it really deserves full points.
If gaming that relies solely on reflex takes you to a transcendent place, then get this. If, like me, you find such gaming mind-numbing, then skip it. Either way, however, it remains a work of art.

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Game is Brilliant

Posted on 2013-11-15 18:36:42 bygenericola's avatargenericola:

There is not much to say about this game: It's fun, It's difficult, it's got a great sound track and it's dirt cheap.
I guess the only thing that really bugged me was the announcer, which would often interrupt the 'flow'. On the bright side it can be disabled by removing some of the sound files.
This game is worth buying. Get it.

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