Friday, December 7, 2007

Card Challenge: Hexagonal Hexcellence + Hexiom Badges (NO PAUSING UPDATED)

Challenge Description: Hexagons are truly the greatest shape in the world -- easily twice as awesome as stupid triangles.

Requirements: Complete any 20 levels – Note: You don't need to do levels 1-20; any 20 will do. You can skip ahead a bit on the main menu once you've made some progress.



Six-Sided Student Badge (easy - 5 points)
Requirements: Complete any 10 levels in Hexiom


Done in 60 Seconds Badge (medium - 15 points)
Requirements:
Complete a size 3 random puzzle in 1 minute or less in Hexiom

Geometric Mastery Badge (hard - 30 points)
Requirements: Complete all levels and complete a random level size 4 in 3 minutes or less in Hexiom

Hexiompossible Badge (impossible - 60 points)
Requirements: Complete a random puzzle of size 6 in 3 minutes or less in Hexiom


UPDATE. MOONKEY UPLOADED A NEW VERSION OF HEXIOM THAT DOESN'T ALLOW PAUSING, AND REPLAYING THE LEVEL DOESN'T RESET THE TIMER. THIS MAKES BOTH STRATEGIES 1 DON'T WORK. THE IMPOSSIBLE BADGE IS TRULY IMPOSSIBLE NOW, AND FEEL GOOD IF YOU DID IT WHEN THE STRATEGY WORKED. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

Ok, a new card challenge is here. There are two possible strategies: Strategy 1 works for winning a pre-made level as well as for beating a random one, and Strategy 2 works only for beating a pre-made level in a faster way than Strategy 1.


Strategy 1
When Moonkey uploaded his game to Kongregate, he knew that his game could get cards or badges. That's why Hexiom's Kongregate version has no cheat system. However, that won’t prevent you of using it. Why?


If you want to beat pre-made levels

1. Go to Google.com and write Hexiom. Play it in any site you want, excepting Kongregate.
2. Go to any level and hold spacebar. Any tile in yellow it's in its correct place, and any tile blue is in its wrong place. Put all of them except one in the correct place.
3. Play Hexiom in Kongregate, and put the tiles in the same place you put them in the other game. Put the tile that was in the wrong place in the correct place.
4. Repeat with all 40 levels. :O

If you want to beat random levels (Strategy A) (Thanks Renny) (DUE TO GAME UPDATE AND NO PAUSING, THIS WON'T WORK)
1.
On the level selection screen, click on the tile with a interrogation sign, ‘Generate Random Level’.
2. Choose its size.
3. Now, very fast, click on 'Save level' at top right. Copy the code as fast as you can and press ok. Press P for pause. This shouldn't take you more than 3 seconds in the timer.
4. Go to Google, write Hexiom and play it in any site you want excepting Kongregate.
5. On the level selection screen of that site, at the bottom right click on ‘Load level’.
6. Paste the code you previously copied.
7. Hold spacebar. That will show you which tiles are in correct place and which tiles aren’t. Any tile in blue is in its wrong place, any tile in yellow in its correct place.
8. Move every tile to their exact position, excepting one.
9. Go back to Kongregate. Unpause, and beat the level using your own guide you made in the other site.
10. You paused the game, so the timer is near zero. Finish the level as fast as possible.


If you want to beat random levels (Strategy B) (THIS IS A LONGER STRATEGY, BUT IT WON'T WORK DUE TO REPLAYING LEVEL NOT RESETTING TIMER)
1. On the level selection screen, click on the tile with a interrogation sign, ‘Generate Random Level’.
2. Choose its size.
3. Click on 'Save level' at top right. Copy the code and press ok.
4. Go to Google, write Hexiom and play it in any site you want excepting Kongregate.
5. On the level selection screen of that site, at the bottom right click on ‘Load level’.
6. Paste the code you previously copied.
7. Hold spacebar. That will show you which tiles are in correct place and which tiles aren’t. Any tile in blue is in its wrong place, any tile in yellow in its correct place.
8. Move every tile to their exact position, excepting one.
9. Go back to Kongregate. Beat the level using your own guide you made in the other site.
10. As it probably took you more than the time needed for the badge, click on 'Replay' and do it as fast as you can.




Strategy 2
Level by level with images. If in any picture you see a green or red tile, don't worry, they are in the correct place.


Level 1


Level 2


Level 3


Level 4


Level 5


Level 6


Level 7


Level 8


Level 9


Level 10


Level 11


Level 12


Level 13


Level 14


Level 15


Level 16


Level 17


Level 18


Level 19


Level 20


Level 21


Level 22


Level 23


Level 24


Level 25


Level 26


Level 27


Level 28


Level 29


Level 30


Level 31


Level 32


Level 33


Level 34


Level 35


Level 36


Level 37


Level 38


Level 39


Level 40





15 comments:

"How to Kongregate" said...
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Focus said...

No advertising. kthnxbai

Renny said...

You do know that you can just press "P" to pause the game on Kongregate, complete it on another site using your spacebar method. Then just unpause on Kongregate and then you won't be out of the time requirement? This way you only need to complete the level once.

Focus said...

Thanks Renny, that's even easier than Sportz' technique. I'm adding it right now.

ThemePark said...

Something that is a bit easier, IMO, would be to load up the game on any other website than Kongregate, as you mentioned. Then get a random game on the level you want, and solve it, up until you only have 1 piece out of place. Now you can get the level code, and load up Hexiom on Kong and paste in the level code. That way should at least save you a few more seconds.

Focus said...

I think that it will only give you the badge if you win a random size 6, not in a random level with a code you chose (or in this case, you got from other site). I'm not going to give a tip if it's not working. I would try it, but I really don't want to get another impossible badge.

ThemePark said...

Focus, sorry if it wasn't clear, but that's what I meant. If you want the Impossible badge, you'd get a size 6 random level, for instance. My point was just that by doing the things in your guide in another order, I'd say you could save a few seconds, when going for one of the random badges.

Thundercleze said...

I'm not sure if this is recently changed, but I disconnect from the chat when I open the game on a different site at the same time, also, I can't pause.

Anonymous said...

I think the Kong version has been changed so that you can't pause. :(

Anonymous said...

Cant pause on Kong anymore

Focus said...

I'll update the post. Also, thunder, I tried opening another Hexiom but the chat is still connected, why don't you try with other site?

Focus said...

Moonkey itself removed pause and resetting timer after replaying. I'm sorry guys, the impossible badge is now impossible.

Jake said...

how to kongregate what cheat are you using?

"How to Kongregate" said...

Read "How to Kongregate: Hexiom" for a more professional comment on this game!

Serefan said...

I don't know if anyone checks this game now or anything, but instead of hacking or cheating, hasn't anyone found a decent strategy as to how you have to solve these puzzles?