Super Hexagon is a minimal action game by Terry Cavanagh, with music by Chipzel.Important facts about Hexagons: Hexagons are first order permutohedrons: The vertices of a hexagon can be formed by permuting the coordinates of the vector (1, 2, 3).
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Release Date: Nov 27, 2012

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"A frenzied, elegant action game that pulses with great music and demanding thrills, for only $3/£2."
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"It’s about momentum, speed, grace under pressure. When I play it, I don’t blink. When I die, I’m never frustrated. In moments when it has me in rapt attention on its dancefloor, it’s the greatest game in the world."
90%, Editor's Choice - PC Gamer
"A masterpiece of design purity."
9/10 - EDGE
"This is the kind of game you’re going to pass off to your friends and say, 'You’ve gotta check this out.' It’s dangerously addictive."
9/10 - IGN

About This Game

Super Hexagon is a minimal action game by Terry Cavanagh, with music by Chipzel.

Important facts about Hexagons:

  • Hexagons are first order permutohedrons: The vertices of a hexagon can be formed by permuting the coordinates of the vector (1, 2, 3).
  • The north pole of the planet Saturn has a hexagonal storm cloud pattern with 8,600 mile long sides, larger than the diameter of Earth.
  • Though hexagon may appear to be a difficult word to rhyme, there are actually dozens of words that rhyme with it. For example: Autobahn, decagon, decathlon, electron, Kyrgzstan, Lebanon, leprechaun and marathon.

System Requirements

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    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 256mb
    • Hard Disk Space: 35MB
    • Video Card: Direct X9.0c Compatible Card
    • DirectX®: Direct X9.0c
    • Sound: Standard audio
    • OS: OS X version 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel Mac 2 GHz
    • Memory: 256mb
    • Hard Disk Space: 35MB
    • Sound: Standard audio
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 256mb
    • Hard Disk Space: 35MB
    • Sound: Standard audio
Helpful customer reviews
73 of 96 people (76%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
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34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Game Over Simulator 2014
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32 of 41 people (78%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Better than drugs
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Do You Love any of the Following?

Addictive
Rage-Inducing
Diffuculty
Fun
or
Broken Keyboards

If you picked Yes to any of those then Buy this game now.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Super Hexagon is a game that only takes a few minutes to beat, but you will spend hours trying to complete it. It offers great music with simple, yet challenging gameplay. For $3 this is an excellent buy.

The humble bundle for this game has ended, but the $3 price tag is still a great amount to snag this game. (You can find cheaper prices on sites like ♥♥♥ and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.)
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Two words: Patience Simulator

Let there be no doubt: this game will wreck you. That's also part of the reason why Super Hexagon is so popular, because it is one of the few minimalist games that test your raw skill, and is not afraid to punish you for the smallest of mistakes.

The level design is fairly linear, besides the frequent break-off points that let you choose which semetrical path to follow; these are fairly important in the later levels, where positioning and pre-planning is important for your continued survival. In other words, Super Hexagon will only allow you one or maybe two methods in which to pass by any particular obstacle, and that's it. It's your job to keep up with the ever-changing deluge of shapes rushing to crush your tiny triangle.

The gameplay mechanics are fairly solid, and I haven't had a situation where I can blame my death on the game, but rather on my lack of speed and pre-planning. The only thing I can tell you is that you will die. At lot. That's part of the beauty of Super Hexagon, it's the challenge that forces people like myself to continue the onslaught of shapes, and anything less than victory is an insult; make no mistake, this game is winnable, but you'll have to dedicate large chunks of your time in order to gain the necessary reaction time to complete the levels.

I would estimate that it would take upwards of 20-40 hours for an average player the beat the game, but that's just a guess. Regardless, after all the deaths and failures, final victory has never been sweeter, and you may proudly display your achievements on your Profile page to show to the world just how badass you really are.

So enjoy the game, and make sure to stick with it; if you're not playing this game and learning from it, then it's playing you.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Super fun.
Super hard.
Super addictive.
Super soundtrack.
Super Hexagon.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I definitely recommend this game, especially for it's soundtrack. It goes something like this: TudumtudumtumTudumtudumtumGAME OVER!BEGIN!TudumtudumtGAme OVER!BEGIN!TudGAME OVER! BEGIN! You get the idea...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Do not play this game if you are in a bad mood because it's sure to make your day 10x worse.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
The game feels like there is a tumor in my brain. I cant think, just react. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
GAME OVER !!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
This is one of my favorite games, mainly because it is incredibly difficult. If you actually manage to beat the game you gain a enormous sense of acomplishment. I recomend this game to anyone who wants a challenge.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Prepare yourself to be mind♥♥♥♥ed. Great game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I start the game, and I think "dis music is good", then I see "Game Over". I think "okay then" then I start over and I see the point of the game. I instantly lose. I take a deep breath and I try again. Once again I lose, and I yell. I keep losing over and over again and my brain explodes and has a siezure and I die.
Pretty fun... and rageful...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Hexagonist made me cry.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Incredibly satisfying when you get past the "Oh god what the f***" stage. Easy to get addicted and that is why I stopped at nearly three hours. Nice soundtrack too, 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
This game is very addicting i have been playing this for 2 days now. I can see myself grinding a lot of hours into this game as to how enjoyable it is, my only gripe with this game is that the first 5 levels are indubitably easy (as it only took me 20 minutes to beat all 5 of those levels) while level 6 is gargantuanly difficult compared to the others.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Simple, addictive, difficult, easily accessible, fast paced, great soundtrack, highly hypnotic. Don't be expecting any more depth to the game than move a triangle around a hexagon with groovy music though, that is all the game is.

Its gameplay consists of you controlling a small triangle at the center of the screen and using the left+right arrows on the keyboard or the left+right buttons on a mouse to dodge incoming lines for as long as possible while the screen occasionally rotates to increase the difficulty and up-tempo trance beats play in the background. Guaranteed to challenge your pattern recongition and reflex skills even on the slowest speed setting and makes for both a fun and potentially addicting experience.

I would recommend this game to anybody except those with motion sickness.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
yes
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Very addictive!!
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