A good game meets good presentation
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 20 Jun 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Unique puzzles, lovely aesthetic
No music, some colors look too similar
HexaChroma for Android is a beautifully designed puzzle game that involves color and honeycombs to create a really unique mobile game that is worthy of the 19MBs it will take up on your smartphone.
The concept behind this game is simple to learn, and, well, simple to play too. There are large hexagons with small circles attached to them. What you need to do is drag the circles around each hexagon in an effort to match every circle with another so there are none left. This may sound like a mechanic that is too easy to maintain interest, and it certainly seems that way in the very beginning of the game, but things to begin to get more complicated as you go along. And one of the most fun parts of the game is that each level is quick to play through.
There are no rewards to this game, it’s just simple gameplay. And to be honest, I found myself picking up my phone and playing bits and pieces of the game every few minutes. It’s one of those games that will get the gears in your head spinning but never puts you in a place where you become frustrated. And even though the concept is simple, there were a few times where I was stumped before finding the obvious solution. Maybe that’s partly because I didn’t give the game enough credit, but it was fun nonetheless.
HexaChroma is a really great puzzle game because it’s interesting in mechanics and aesthetic, and the game can be played in short, quick hits. You don’t need to spend large amounts of time playing around, and there is no incentive to do so. It’s just a rare game where you’re playing it simply because it’s fun.