This weekend I played Super Hexagon. I had decided to play it since I was challenged to see how long I could last without puking. I played it for as long as I could and quite frankly, I’m weak. I admit I do get motion sickness easily… This game totally falls into the category of things that makes motion sick.
In Super Hexagon, you are a small triangle trying not to get hit by the lines that are forming to make a hexagon. Everything is spinning and you’re trying to avoid the lines and escape the shapes that essentially blast towards you.
While playing this game I’ve found that I had to move to the beat of the music, or at least that helped me last a few more seconds. Maybe I’m crazy, though I felt that the music matched up sometimes with the ever-changing patterns, when the tempo goes up or down for the music. I’m probably crazy. Yeah, we’re going to go with crazy.
In all, the longest I’ve lasted at playing this stupid hard game was 9.15 seconds. I may have tried it at least 20 times before I got so dizzy that I had to crawl onto the couch and try not to loose my lunch.
However, even though this game is super difficult and bad for my motion sickness issues, I loved the music. The music is so much fun to listen to. It reminds me of a mix of old video games that were enhanced by techno that includes anvawesome beat. I could listen to these songs all day.
Quite frankly, Terry Cavanagh who also created VVVVVV, is super talented when it comes to designing super difficult yet addicting games. Even though I really didn’t enjoy having motion sickness, I really appreciate the difficult-ness of it. It’s probably the flashing colors that got to me as well.
If you’re looking for a super difficult, super addicting game try Super Hexagon! It was nominated for an award at IGF for excellence in design for a reason.
For more info: http://superhexagon.com/