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Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

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  • Summary: Super Hexagon is a minimal action game by Terry Cavanagh, with music by Chipzel.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Sep 10, 2012
    100
    Simply put, Super Hexagon is one of the best mobile gaming experiences I've had this year.
  2. Sep 12, 2012
    100
    A simple yet addictive game idea with good presentation can go a long way towards greatness, and Super Hexagon definitely fits this description.
  3. Sep 18, 2012
    100
    Seriously, if you like arcade-style games, then you will not want to miss this one.
  4. Sep 11, 2012
    90
    Fans of Terry Cavanagh's work and even those unfamiliar with him should definitely check this out.
  5. Sep 11, 2012
    80
    Super Hexagon is perfectly designed for mobile.
  6. Sep 6, 2012
    80
    Super Hexagon is hard enough to infuriate, but its competent design makes it inviting as well. This game will invite you to have one more try (taking less than a second to restart), and it'll invite you to immerse yourself and play instinctively too: for a game like this, that's the greatest invitation of all.
  7. 60
    Neon-colored retro-entertainment that's perfect for short sessions. There's not much in terms of depth, though.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Sep 12, 2012
    10
    A fantastic creation from one of the greatest indie developers around (Terry Cavanagh, creator of VVVVVV). It is a profoundly simple game, but incredibly challenging to your reaction, memory, and spatial orientation skills. Your first game will probably last just a few seconds, but very quickly you will begin seeing yourself improve. Gaining mastery at such a difficult skill is intrinsically rewarding and powerfully addictive. Due to tight controls and ease of making numerous attempts the high difficulty level is never frustrating. This puts it in good company such as Super Meat Boy, The Impossible Game, and other challenging games.

    The game's aesthetic is pure, geometric, and colorful, with stunning results. Given that individual games can last under a minute, it's also the perfect game for the mobile medium. It's an instant classic that you should purchase immediately.
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  2. Sep 12, 2012
    10
    Guide the tiny arrow in the centre of the screen through the ever decreasing geometric maze that approaches it. Repeat and survive. Super Hexagon redefines the "quick fix" gaming that has become synonymous with iOS games. The first thing that will strike you, aside from the Rez-like visuals and glorious Chipzel soundtrack, is that game times are short. At first you'll be elated to last five seconds, soon you'll find yourself stubbornly working your way towards thirty, then a minute, and it goes on. Your perception of time becomes warped; those first twenty seconds can feel like minutes until you find yourself trapped and defeated, immediately and instinctively opting for a restart. To dismiss Super Hexagon as too hard is to miss the point. It's one of those rare breeds where a game can really punish you whilst never being unfair; any mistake is purely down to the player. It's an unashamedly hardcore game, where the easiest setting is "hard" and works its way up to "hardest". Don't be put off, stick with it. It will click soon enough. And it's an absolute joy. Expand
  3. Feb 20, 2013
    10
    This game is a goddamn For a few moments after losing you grow an urge to break your phone. But hey, when was the last time you got mad because of losing in a game? Mine was like 10 years ago and this game gave me a nice feeling of rage. You're going to fail in this game A LOT. if you don't failing in a game do not even look at screenshots. unless you like pointless extreme challenge and 8bit music this is your game. this game's time travelled from atari age Expand
  4. Sep 18, 2012
    10
    Frustratingly simple and addictive! this is up there with groove coaster as my favourite ios game.
    Its hard at first, but becomes very
    satisfying when you get a decent time. Expand
  5. Apr 5, 2013
    9

    Are you kidding me? This is the FIRST level? When I started playing Super Hexagon, trying to save a triangle from walls which are constantly moving in, I could not believe how hard the game is. Now, 14 hours later, I just finished the game.

    Prepare to die a thousand times. But still the game did not feel frustrating to me. Just very very challenging in a positive way. This is not just a game. It's a drug. Just look at the colors. It is almost hypnotizing to look at the constantly spinning screen.

    Two things I did not like. First, the balance between the levels could be better. Lv1&2 are ok, but Lv3 is incredibly hard. Then Lv4&5 are easy again, but Lv6 is really incredibly hardestest... Second, the global highscore list shows just the Top100. So if you are not in the Top100 (which most likely you won't), you can't see your ranking. That sucks.

    Apart from that, it is just a fantastic arcade game. Simple. But simply great.

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  6. May 12, 2013
    8
    VERY addicting and fun. I am almost finished with all the levels. The music in this game is godlike, controls are simple (albeit sometimes a bit wonky but you'll get the hang of it) and the game is VERY difficult.

    YOU MUST GET THIS GAME!
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  7. Sep 12, 2012
    4
    I guess i missed something according to the hyped score here on metacritic. games that are frustrating to play dont always mean a bad game . A lot of the time you get enjoyment of achieving something after being bogged down. In this case the gameplay is very limited in turning the hexagon around and after having my game end in 10 seconds a couple of times had enough. Expand

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