one of my all time favorite games
Hexalot is an older game and for those of you wanting something different try this out. I read so many reports that gamers are tiring of the same old same old HOGs, Match3's, etc. Hexalot is unique if nothing else. The previous reviewer here misquoted in saying there are 24 levels. There are 36.
The game premise is simple, get a group of knights and clergymen from point A to point B. The initial grid patterns are really easy even for the beginner. Then the fun starts when the challenge is augmented. Each of the 36 grids has hexagonal shapes of various sizes and configuration. In some of the grids, there are multiple home ports while in others there is only one way to get the men safely home. The pathways used are crystals of various shape and size which when entered into the grid become a path for the men to proceed toward the castles. Some of the crystals are solid colors and there are multicolored crystals ( sort of wild cards ). There are poison bottles that show up every now and then. If a man passes thru one, points are lost. Some of the grids are mindboggling. Lots of beginners have lots of trouble with grids 17, 20, 21, 29 to list a few. It's a game that requires patience and the use of a mental roadmap. I own about 60 PC games, mostly of the HOG variety. However, Hexalot is the game that I have played more than any other in replay and it never gets old. The crystals when offered are at random and no game is ever played the same way twice. My wife started playing it a few weeks ago and she is in the hopelessly befuddled camp. I told her to keep plugging. I doubt if many players will ever read this review since Hexalot is a much underappreciated game. Those of you lucky or wise enough to do so should tackle the game .
It is a gem of the highest quality.
December 27, 2011
loved it cant wait for number 2 great game and long fun supburb
July 22, 2013
A fun puzzle game
I enjoyed playing through this game in adventure mode (no time limits) and am trying again in arcade mode (time limits). There are 24 puzzle screens to solve and they get increasingly difficult quite quickly. If you are not careful you get blocked and have to restart the screen but I liked the challenge. As an older game, there were no problems playing it on my Samsung N10 netbook.
November 19, 2011
Good Old-Fashioned Fun!
This is an older puzzle game, but I thoroughly enjoy it! The concept is basically to go from point A to point B using the appropriate colored tiles (hexagons) in order to pass each level. It takes up very little space on my hard drive, so I just leave it up all the time (it creates a nice diversion from the norm). It starts off very easy and gets increasingly difficult, it also has great replay value if you like to better your score. Play for hours or just a minute, it will save your game from wherever you choose to stop. The music is a loop, so I always just mute it. If you like logic puzzles, and don't have to have all the new "bells and whistles" to be entertained, I think you should give this a try!
January 28, 2012
Too Confusing For This Grandma.
First of all, let me stress this very clearly - this is a strategy game. No matter how you play it, how you want to view it, it is a strategy game. And, guess what? I am NO GOOD at strategy games - lol.
Uh, okay I guess. It's like a hexagonal chess board with blue and green pieces. I believe as the levels escalate (there are 36) more colors are added.
Background music became slightly annoying since I was trying to focus on what I was trying to do.
Took me a while - but I finally got it. Then, when I got it, I very quickly became bored with it. It is actually a very basic game. There are a line of knights at the left end of the board and a group of brown castles in the middle of the board and a line of white castles on the right side of the board. Now, using all blue or all green hexagonal pieces, get a knight from his station all the way to a white castle and stopping, if necessary, at a brown castle in the middle. The hexagonal pieces are in various shapes and sizes and you only have "x" number of each. Once all the knights have reached a white castle or all the hexagonal pieces are gone - level over.
Again, this is not my type of game and once I figured it out I became very bored with it. That's not to say you will too. So, please take the hour of power (lol) and try this game. If you like chess, I think you'll like this game. Seriously, it's all about the strategy.
June 8, 2014