hExistentialism (hEx) is a very unique puzzle game, developed by Ayumusoft. You are given a layout with 21 tiles. Each tile has a background color, design, shading (all, half or no color) and position (up or down). The object is to score points and clear out the tiles by matching either a tile with a single design to a tile with a similar double design, to a tile with a similar triple design; or you could match up three tiles with the same design or same color or position… etc.; there’s actually quite a few ways to match up the various tiles. The included tutorial went over 8+ different ways to match up these tiles.
As you clear out the tiles, you’ll gain points and you can add random tiles into the newly created blank spaces to help further drive up your score, but you’ll lose your score multiplier. The tiles don’t have to be touching one another either. You just touch the tile with your finger and continue on.
I highly recommend that you first play through the tutorial. In the beginning, this game can be really frustrating, but after awhile you’ll find that you can’t put it down. hEx requires you to use logic and think things through.
The graphics are very smooth and the game loads very quickly. Really, my only complaint is that there is no music or sound FX in the game. I think either a smooth techno track or maybe an orchestral score could help add some depth and immersion to this unique puzzler.
Sound: N/A (since nothing was present)
Story: N/A (since nothing was present)
Final Conclusion: If you’re looking for a challenging puzzle game for your iPhone/iPod touch, then you should definitely check out hExistentialism. At only, $2.99 you should get more than your monies worth!
Final Score: 54/60 = 93/100
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