Thank you Terry Cavanagh! One of my all-time favorite games ever, on any platform, is Terry Cavanagh's Super Hexagon [$2.99]. It practically started the twitch gaming trend on mobile way back in 2012, and will always be a mainstay on my devices for as long as it's feasible. Anyway, Super Hexagon hasn't seen a whole lot of love since its release, besides the odd iOS compatibility update. It never supported "true" Retina resolution on iOS, but a few jaggy edges didn't really diminish the retro-style game. A bigger problem was that at some point, I believe after iOS 7's release, the game's performance suffered and occasionally the game would stutter briefly while playing. Unlike the jaggies, this was not ideal for a fast-paced twitch game like Super Hexagon. Though it was never crippling, it was a frequent annoyance.

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Well today, out of the blue, a new update hit for Super Hexagon updating the game to version 2.0 and fixing both of those problems mentioned above. According to the update notes, Super Hexagon now runs in a brand new engine which "dramatically improves performance on all devices (60FPS)." The update also brings proper Retina support to the game, meaning no more jaggies!

I've given version 2.0 of Super Hexagon a quick spin and can confirm that it runs noticeably smoother and looks sharper than it ever has before. It might not seem like a big deal, but I'm ecstatic that one of my favorite games has been given some loving and will continue to thrive on my iPhone. If you somehow have never given Super Hexagon a "spin" (heh), now would be a great time to rectify that as it's looking and performing better than ever.

  • nonen

    Omg yes! [visions of maglorcats]

  • Alex_Gol

    I like the way it says "Super Hexagon" in echo at the game opening

  • falco

    It is always on my iPhone too such a great game and play very well on ios!

  • paulkane

    Such fond memories of playing this and getting crushed, but slowly getting better...😍

  • Galois

    Such a great game. Loving the update!

  • rezn

    Holy moly!!

  • Paps Shenanigan

    Great news!
    Oh wait, all my high times were erased and gone! MOTHER F... At first I was frustrated beyond belief - then I started playing hard. I mean hard. Trying to get my times back. It somewhat rejuvenated the SH experience.

    • Dan Rosser

      Remove the App and reinstall... it will revert to Game Center Scores.

      Do you have game center logged in?

  • misfitskater6

    Erased my progress also, but I'm still getting some stuttering sometimes too.

    • Dan Rosser

      @toucharcade-718866c6b801cac6478a5ad7fbf1d14c:disqus what device do you have? Are the stutters when the game center notification come up?

      Also yeah, try and remove and reinstall the app if you are having an issue with old scores, it should automatically fallback to the game center scores. Maybe wait to go to the menu until you see the "Welcome Back" Notification to confirm they are not restored.

      • misfitskater6

        I'm not worried at all about the progress loss, will earn it back haha. But the stuttering seems to happen randomly during runs, not at launch usually. And goes away on its own also.

      • misfitskater6

        Whoops and I'm on the 6S+

  • vanalau

    TV support next!!

  • vanalau

    let our heads spin proper

  • smiffee666

    still hard as nails 😈😈

  • Chocolate

    This game is so... basic. I don't get why so many love it.

  • dancj

    Have they fixed the problem where I always die in my first go when the Game Center banner appears and the controls stop working?

    • Dan Rosser

      Yes!

      • DanCJ

        Yay!

  • Inaba-kun

    Great game, but how about an Apple TV version Terry?