Hex (video game)

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For the digital card game, see Hex: Shards of Fate.
Hex
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Developer(s) Mark of the Unicorn
Platform(s) Atari ST, Amiga
Release date(s) 1985
Genre(s) Turn-based strategy

Hex is a turn-based strategy game developed by Mark of the Unicorn and published in 1985 for the Atari ST, and then later for the Amiga. It has been described as a "turn based Q*Bert" with RPG skill advancement components. In this game, you play a unicorn that is trying to turn all the hexes on the game board to the same colour. As you progress, opponents attempt to turn them to a different colour and thus defeat you. The game is turn-based and requires strategic thinking to produce an optimal strategy when there is significant randomization both in the effectiveness of one's own spells, and in what the opponents do in their phase of the turn. As the unicorn levels up, new spells are added to its repertoire, but only 5 can be used at any given time. The game was also innovative in its use of the recently introduced "mouse interface" to control the gameplay.

Reception[edit]

Compute! called Hex "one of the most challenging and fascinating strategy games yet devised for a computer".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, George (March 1986). "Hex For Atari ST". Compute!. p. 60. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 

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