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Your Favorite Hexlikes

10-21-2013, 05:08 PM
#1
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,618
Your Favorite Hexlikes

Hexlikes are games inspired by Super Hexagon. I would define them as:

- Simple concept
- Controls are usually just left/right buttons
- Core mechanic involves rotating
- Twitchy
- Very difficult
- Endless
- Simple execution (usually no powerups, upgrades, 3 mission system, etc.)


Some examples:

Super Hexagon
Boson X
Duet
Pivvot
Project 88

Impossible Road and Expander don't meet all the criteria but I've seen them compared to SupHex anyway.

What are some others?

Last edited by sweetdiss; 10-21-2013 at 08:07 PM.
10-21-2013, 05:29 PM
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Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Over The Rainbow
Posts: 3,341
A couple of my favourites which are lesser known are:

Gauge - Game by Game Atelier

infinite by Nexus Game Studio.

Last edited by Andy C83; 10-21-2013 at 05:32 PM.
10-21-2013, 05:56 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,206
I know it doesnt really count here, but I would like to mention Polara for meeting most of the requirements, missing only "Core mechanic involves rotating" as this is more a runner than the rotating types.

Reason why i wanted to mention Polara as well, is that some of the games are basically pseudo-2D runners as well, like Duet and Pivvot.

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