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iPhone: Hexus - new puzzle game has nice potential

01-09-2009, 11:51 AM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,711
Hexus - new puzzle game has nice potential

It seems that hexagon is the trend right now!

Hexile, Hexterity, Hexy, Hex, Hex Territory, Hex Lines, Hex Spin and Infection are just some examples of it.

Earlier this week a new one was released: Hexus ($1.99).

It's a great puzzle game. Well done. Simple but polished graphics. Few but nice animations. Subtle sounds.

The gameplay is simple: initially you can tap two or more tiles of the same color that are linked together to eliminate them. Then you can tap a single tile to move next to another one. In the place of the moved tile will appear a new tile that is displayed in the preview panel. Once all colors are eliminated, using the given number of moves, you win the level. That's all. Check in game help for more details.

It has only one game mode. However you can always start in the last level you've played if you don't want to start all over again. Nice touch. As you progress more colors are added, the board gets bigger, power-ups start to be available, and the number of minimum tiles to match increases.

There are (only) 4 achievements (power-ups that can be used in the game) to unlock and as far as I understand only one high score is kept (no date or level information).

Here are my suggestions:

- It'd be nice to have more game modes to use the gameplay, like:

(1) a timed one (play for 2 minutes e.g. a level that was already "unlocked")

(2) an "color exclusion" mode where colors that are not present in preview and are eliminated from the board would not be used by the game anymore (that can let the game a bit easier but more colors can balance it; in addition, it'd give another strategic and logic touch to the game).

(3) "Normal" and "Hard" modes (hard would start with a bigger boards, more colors and so on)

- better high score system (including online)

- colorblind mode (it is a must in games that play with colors: just a tile set with different symbols along with colors).

All in all it's a great puzzle game with a great potential to be a must have. More content (game modes and achievements) and it'll be a hit!

iPhone 6 and iPad Mini iOS 8

Last edited by Carlos-Sz; 01-09-2009 at 12:12 PM. Reason: Price added
01-09-2009, 12:55 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,176
looks like a kool game
01-09-2009, 03:21 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,711
It's a nice game indeed.

I've talked to the developer and updates will come with new features!

iPhone 6 and iPad Mini iOS 8