Hexius is described as a fast-paced, unique and addictive action-puzzler, with 3 fun game modes, global/friends scores, weekly score challenges, and achievements. It is a universal app, meaning it will work both on your iPhone/iPod Touch as well as an iPad. We wanted to put this app through its paces and we certainly did that, read our review to see how we got on.
I must admit I am a real fan of puzzle games, providing they are fast paced as my patience doesn’t stretch too far. Joking aside, this is a very good and complex puzzle game. Fortunately it comes with a comprehensive tutorial and it is definitely worth reading this first, or if you can’t wait, then going back to. You will need to really follow this tutorial at some point to get the most from this game, don’t be put off by this, once you have learnt the tricks of the trade you will be well away.
The object of the game is to find patterns of hexagons on a board – hence the name, I guess. Hexagons are marked with either circles, triangles, diamonds or crosses in various colors. When you select a specific hexagon you are then given a count of how many similar hexagons are available which you must find, quickly. When you have located them all, paths open between them and other the other hexagons in between are destroyed. The more pieces you can destroy the higher your score becomes.
There are three play modes and these include; time attack, level challenge, and strategy mode. The time attack modes give you a specific amount of time to score as many points as possible. The level challenge mode allows you to destroy specific targets within a time limit. Within the strategy mode you need to try to get the highest score you can with only 30 moves.
OpenFeint is enabled within Hexius and is a very welcome addition. It allows you to compete with your friends, as long as they have Hexius and really increases the play value.
This is a gem of an app and one that definitely deserves to be higher in the charts of the app store than it currently is. It never ceases to amaze me when I test very good apps that they are not higher achieving within the store. I guess that is testament to the competition within the app store and the constant marketing that is really necessary to ensure your app reaches it full potential.
This app is definitely worthy of a score of 4.5/5.
If you enjoy fast paced intelligent puzzle games this is definitely one you should try. I defy anyone not to thoroughly enjoy it.
It is currently $0.99, that is a bargain – download here