Super Hexagon shrinks to 16kb in Commodore 64 demake

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Danny Cowan
December 2, 2013 8:00 PM
Super Hexagon shrinks to 16kb in Commodore 64 demake

Terry Cavanagh's endlessly vexing action game Super Hexagon travels back a few decades for its latest port, arriving mostly intact on the Commodore 64 via the fan-made tribute Micro Hexagon.

Homebrew enthusiasts Paul Koller and Mikkel Hastrup created 8-bit version of Super Hexagon as part of this year's RGCD C64 Cartridge Development Competition, following up on Koller's previous C64 ports of Super Crate Box and Canabalt. It's an impressive piece of work considering the hardware (dig that rotation effect!), and comes complete with a SID rendition of the original game's thumping soundtrack.

Micro Hexagon is available as a free download, and is playable on emulators and original C64 hardware.
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