Hands-on: Super Hexagon by Terry Cavanagh [VIDEO]

I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about Super Hexagon ever since it was released on the Google Play Store a few weeks ago. For the most part, my friends were unable to explain the appeal of the game only saying things like, “You just gotta try it.” At only $1 (for a limited time) on Google Play, I figured now was a good a time as any to give the game a spin.

A weird mix of music, sounds and mazes, you can’t really peg Super Hexagon to any specific genre (hardcore casual maybe?). With graphics straight out of the Atari era, I had a feeling I wasn’t going to take to the game… Oh, how right I was. Here’s a quick video of my frustrating brief encounter with Super Hexagon.

I’ve oft seen or heard of games like Super Hexagon. Games so difficult, you either wanna snap your phone in half, or throw it against the wall in frustration. If┬ámasochism is your idea of a good time (hey, we wont judge), then Super Hexagon is exactly what the doctor ordered. If you hurry, the “game” is currently 66% for a limited time only. For seasoned veterans of the Super Hex, care to screenshot any of your highest scores? I’m curious to see if anyone’s ever passed the 5 second mark, or if I’m simply that bad at it.

[Super Hexagon on Google Play]

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  • ineversl33p

    Watching you try to play that made me lol

  • Alex Sherer

    This video review just made my day. Thank you Chris, for that warm fuzzy feeling

  • Anthony Ngo

    LOL Chris XD

  • Maratz

    I have the game on Steam and completed (aka survive for 60 seconds+ each) 5 levels out of 6, I am currently training (I guess you could say that at this level of insanity) for the last one, and oh my, you don’t want to see what it looks like : P

  • Brendan Rosenberg

    This is the most amazing game ever! Beat Hexagon, Hexagoner, Hexagon (Hyper mode), Hexgonest (Hyper Mode). Can’t seem to get Hexagonest…

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Lies O_o

  • http://twitter.com/Soeno Soen

    I had the exact same reaction when I first played on my Nexus 7. But now I love it. I’ve got as far as 21 seconds before dying. :/

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Screenshot or it didn’t happen. O_o

  • http://twitter.com/LTGTony Tony Hannides

    I saw this game when I was on All About Android. The music’s awesome and my eyes hurt. cool game. =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=653786823 Neto Lugo

    BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH. Thanks man thats EXACTLY how my review would have gone sans the PG grunts to muffle what was going on through your head ^_^.

  • White-o

    I don’t know how but you’re video sold me on this game xD

  • Jordan Pfingsten

    Chris, always being awesome! Next up: 14px! :D

  • Jim Thomason

    You can also play the game online. Just google “super hexagon online” for anybody that’s still unsure as to whether or not it’s worth the dollar. It totally is.

    I’ve always described the game as what hell must be like for TRON. Nonstop throbbing techno, a mad dash for a few seconds, then you die, respan, and repeat. It’s Sissyphus for the modern age.

  • Lord Desslok

    Thanks for the laugh. FYI, you can buy the music at http://chipzelmusic.bandcamp.com/album/super-hexagon-ep

    I can pass the Hard and Harder levels. But Hardest, Hardester, and Hardestest are just about unplayable (and I haven’t even unlocked Hardestestest yet). Time to finally come to terms with it: I’m old and slow :D

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Awesome. Thank you! :)

  • froyoman

    Took me a very long time to get past the 8.xx second mark. But once it becomes natural to move between sections, it gets (a little) easier. Now I regularly get over 20 and sometimes over 30. As you can see, my best so far is 41.16 seconds. Haven’t tried anything beyond Hard yet.

  • Unorthodox

    That’s some psychedelic sh!t. No, thank you. People may get seizures from looking at that screen.