By Phasic Labs Ltd.
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The popular & addictive puzzle game is now on OS X!
Challenge your friends (and the world) with Game Center leaderboards and achievements!
★TouchReviews.net - 5/5
★AppSafari.com - 5/5
★AppSmile.com - 4.5/5
★AppAddict.net - 4/5
★AppAdvice.com - "Definitely a keeper in your iPhone game collection"
★AppShouter.com - "If you’re a fan of Puzzle games ... you should definitely pick up Hexius"
★Over 5 million games played so far on the iPhone/iPad version!
★Time Attack Mode - connect matching hexagons as fast as possible, until time runs out - the faster you play, the higher the score multiplier goes!
★Level Challenge Mode - collect all the targets to move onto progressively harder levels. The faster you go, the more time is carried over to the next level - find out how far can you go before time runs out!
★Strategy Mode - take your time to work how to get the best score in 30 moves, making the best use of Multiplier bonuses.
★Game Center - Hexius has Game Center leaderboards and achievements - share and compare your scores with your friends and the world! Share scores on your Mac, iPhone and iPad!
★Bonuses - make use of Bomb, Reveal, and Freeze bonuses to maximize your scores.
★Tutorials - animated tutorials show you the best ways to play each game mode, and how to create bonuses for a higher score.
★Addictive gameplay – with simple rules, Hexius appeals to both the casual player and puzzle lovers, whilst the subtle tactics required to get really high scores offer plenty to the more advanced gamer.
With it's psychedelic visuals, great sound effects, and gameplay suited to both beginners and experts, Hexius will keep you coming back for more!
Download Hexius now, and check out the in-game tutorial - you'll be an expert in minutes!
Also available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod.
What's New in Version 2.0.7
Fixed a bug in Level Challenge - the correct amount of time is now added between levels!
Plus lots of tweaks and fixes to make Hexius even more fun :)
Not well suited to desktop play
I bought the OS X version of this game after having enjoyed it for a long time on my iPhone, and it was only 99¢. But I’m not terribly happy with it. It’s simply not anywhere close to being as enjoyable to play on a Mac as it is on iOS.
I don’t know if this is a Yosemite-specific problem—the game hasn’t been updated since Mountain Lion, after all—but the way the type displays in it on my MBP running 10.10.4 is all out of whack. It’s like there’s a disparity between the font size, the line spacing, and the size of the text fields set up to display text in: Almost every piece of text in the game displays only the top half of every character. The last one or two characters in some places also are not visible, especially in places with numbers, like the hex counter and the time remaining counter—in Time Attack and Level Challenge, it is impossible for me to tell how much time is remaining, as all I can usually see of it is the top half of the first digit.
More generally, though, this game just isn’t well suited to playing with traditional pointing devices. Whether using a mouse, a trackpad, or a trackball, it’s just not possible to move the cursor both as quickly and as precisely as I can move my finger on the touchscreen of my iPhone. I can set the cursor to a faster tracking speed but lose precision, or I can set it to a slower speed and be more precise, but there is no sweet spot in the middle where both speed and precision are suitable. I suppose a pen tablet like a Wacom might do well, as that uses absolute positioning like a touchscreen, but more traditional pointing devices use relative positioning, so you can’t get anywhere without covering the space in between.
In general, then, it’s just disappointing. It’s only 99¢, as I said, so it’s not exactly “wasting” money to get it, but I wouldn’t advise paying it for this game on OS X if you've never played it before. If you want to try it, get the iOS version instead and play it on your iPhone or iPad.