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Play Hex, the classic strategy game in which you try to build a path connecting two, opposite ends of the board before your opponent - against Hexatious, the strongest Hex-playing program available on the iPhone or iPod Touch.
* A formidable opponent. Hexatious does not merely beat its opponents - it dismantles them.
* A fast pace. Hexatious (just like you) has better things to do with its time, so the program is not willing to spend any more than five to ten seconds deciding on its next move.
* Four sizes of playing boards: 9x9, 11x11, 13x13 and 15x15.
* Three levels of difficulty: hard, harder and hardest.
* Unlimited Undo. Take back any number of your previous moves right up to the first.
excellent AI engine!!
amazing AI engine for a cell phone game, or a computer for that matter. EXTREMELY fast opponent response, and difficult to beat! One time I thought I was beating the game was when i was going the wrong way! Embarassing to be outsmarted by my cell phone, but if you love a challenge, this game's for you!!
Slight twist and updated looks to a classic game.
Mixed feelings on this one - the game looks nice, but play is skewed on one diagonal due to the lines being set the way they are.
Game plays just like it looks - some of the dots on the sides are hard to hit, but the game asks you to confirm each move, so this is not an issue.
The distorted board is bad juju. Hex was invented by Piet Hein in 1942. (See Wikipedia.) I wrote a computer program to play Hex in 1957. I have played the game ever since. The classic board is a packed array of hexgons. Hexatious' curious distortion of the traditional board into an assymetric geometry is unnerving and unnecesary. I for one found the goofy board an obstacle to analyzing game situations. Shame! Take a look at Hexy for the iPhone. It is a clean, elegant implementation of Hex. In PC language, its AI is challenged. But it is the real thing. Fred