Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10 [with a guide], 5/10 [without a guide] [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 11 [1000]
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: <1 hour [using a guide] [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Missable achievements: No
- Does difficulty affect achievements: Yes, must play on Hard to unlock "Hard Mode Master" and "Hard Mode Totems Master"
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No

Introduction:
Hexologic is a logic-based puzzle game from MythicOwl. The object of the game is to change the number of dots inside the empty hexagons (1, 2 or 3 dots) so their sum equals the numbers along the edges. Depending on what edge the number is on determines what hexagons are to be used for that sequence. As you play further into the game, different variables are introduced which change the dynamics of each puzzle. Please refer to "Hard Mode Totems Master" for examples of each type of puzzle.

Although the game may look more complicated that it is, the puzzle part is trying to figure out how many dots go in each hexagon. If you study the puzzle, you can determine which sequences are easier than others then work from there. It will take some ingenuity and basic math skills to solve each level as the difficulty increases as you progress.

If you do not wish to figure out every puzzle for yourself, a complete image walkthrough has been provided by Steam user Deiru.

Abbreviated Walkthrough:
To 100% this game, you need to complete all 90 basic and 21 special levels on Hard mode. On the main screen, before selecting your level, press and select the red hexagons to play on Hard. Then select Level 1 and play to the end.

For every 15 basic levels completed, you unlock a group of three special levels. These can be done as they're unlocked or after you complete all the basic levels. In addition to unlocking a group of special levels, each set of 15 levels also introduces new elements to the puzzles, making them more challenging to solve.

You can navigate to individual levels with . Pressing or skips the levels in increments of 10. If you press , , or , it skips to the first levels of each 15 level set (or however many you’ve completed in that set). Pressing or skips between the first and last level you’ve completed.

While in a level, pressing changes the amount of dots in the hexagon, but the developers included shortcut buttons as well. For 1 dot, you can press , for 2 dots, press , and for 3 dots, press . It may save some time, but I personally found it awkward to use the individual buttons so I used for most of the game.

Pausing the game within a level does not yield to a traditional menu. Instead of navigating through selections with , the "menu" is represented by four images in the top right of the screen, each indicating one of the four lettered buttons on your controller. Pressing changes the sound and music, for goes back to the level, goes back to the level select screen and resets the level you’re currently playing.

Please refer to "Hard Mode Totems Master" for more detailed information about each set of levels.

Conclusion:
Hexologic isn't very expensive and is easy enough if you follow a guide and want to pad your gamerscore. If you really want to challenge yourself, try playing blind without solutions to see how far you get. Congratulations on your 1000!

[XBA would like to thank bLaKgRaVy for this Roadmap]

Hexologic Achievement Guide

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There are 11 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Complete 90 basic levels

    Refer to "Hard Mode Totems Master" for more information.

  • Complete underwater special levels

    There are three Underwater special levels that unlock after you've completed puzzle #15 of the basic levels. You can access them by selecting the hexagon icon to the right and between puzzles #2 and #3.

    Note: There is a fourth level in this group, accessed by selecting the hexagon marked with an infinity symbol. This level is not necessary for any achievement.

    Refer to "Hard Mode Totems Master" for more information.

  • Complete special jungle levels

    There are three Jungle special levels that unlock after you've completed puzzle #30 of the basic levels. You can access them by selecting the hexagon icon to the right and between puzzles #22 and #23.

    Note: There is a fourth level in this group, accessed by selecting the hexagon marked with an infinity symbol. This level is not necessary for any achievement.

    Refer to "Hard Mode Totems Master" for more information.

  • Complete special desert levels

    There are three Desert special levels that unlock after you've completed puzzle #45 of the basic levels. You can access them by selecting the hexagon icon to the left and between puzzles #41 and #42.

    Note: There is a fourth level in this group, accessed by selecting the hexagon marked with an infinity symbol. This level is not necessary for any achievement.

    Refer to "Hard Mode Totems Master" for more information.

  • Complete special sky levels

    There are three Sky special levels that unlock after you've completed puzzle #60 of the basic levels. You can access them by selecting the hexagon icon to the left and between puzzles #55 and #56.

    Note: There is a fourth level in this group, accessed by selecting the hexagon marked with an infinity symbol. This level is not necessary for any achievement.

    Refer to "Hard Mode Totems Master" for more information.

  • Complete all secret sky levels

    There are three secret Sky special levels that unlock after you've completed all 18 other special levels. You can access them by selecting the hexagon icon to the right and between puzzles #60 and #61.

    Note: There is no fourth secret level in this group.

    Refer to "Hard Mode Totems Master" for more information.

  • Complete 90 basic and 21 special levels

    Refer to "Hard Mode Totems Master" for more information.

  • Complete 90 basic levels in hard mode

    Refer to "Hard Mode Totems Master" for more information.

  • Complete 90 basic and 21 special levels in hard mode

    or this achievement, you need to go through the game and complete all 90 basic and all 21 special levels on Hard. To play on Hard, at the main screen before selecting any level, press and you will see two selections. The left (green) is Normal mode and the right (red) is Hard mode. Select the red hexagons and press and you will see that the icon at the top right of the screen has changed to a red face.

    Every 15 basic levels completed unlocks a group of special levels. You can do this in any combination you like; complete all 90 basic levels first then go back and complete the special ones or complete the special ones as you progress through the basic levels. Refer to the 'Introduction' in the roadmap for basic gameplay mechanics.

    Each set of 15 basic levels has a common theme and they change it up each set:

    • Levels 1 through 15 are your basic puzzles, getting increasingly more challenging as you progress. It is recommended that you work on the lower numbers first which will allow you to fill in the blanks of the higher numbers with less trouble.

    LEVEL 12

    • Levels 16 through 30 introduce grey hexagons. In this set, the dots within the grey hexagons are static and do not change, which, in theory, can make solving each sequence less difficult since one or more hexagons are already correct. The non-changing hexagons are highlighted in the image below with a black border.

    LEVEL 23

    • Levels 31 through 45 introduce bordered hexagons. Changing the contents of a hexagon with a specifically colored border changes the contents of all the hexagons with the same color border simultaneously. For example, if there are three hexagons with an orange border, changing the contents of one will change all three of them.

    LEVEL 41

    • Levels 46 through 60 combines the additions from the previous 30 levels, having both grey and bordered hexagons in each level of this set.
    • For levels 61 through 75, the symbols <, > and = are introduced, adding another dynamic to the solutions. It is recommended that you solve the sequences with numbers along the edge first so you can logically determine how many dots would go in the remaining hexagons based on the symbols provided. Refer to the image below for a visual representation.

    LEVEL 66

    • Levels 76 through 90 - This set introduces grey bordered hexagons. At the start of the puzzle, these hexagons are empty, but as you place dots in the same color hexagon as the border, they accumulate in the grey hexagon. For example, if you have three orange hexagons and place 2 dots in each, then the grey orange-bordered hexagon will have 6 dots in it.

    LEVEL 86

    You can attempt to solve all 111 puzzles on your own or you can follow the image guide in the link below to make it easier on yourself.

    Thanks to Steam user Deiru for this complete image walkthrough.

  • Complete cosmic special levels

    There are three Cosmic special levels that unlock after you've completed puzzle #75 of the basic levels. You can access them by selecting the hexagon icon to the left and between puzzles #74 and #75.

    Note: There is a fourth level in this group, accessed by selecting the hexagon marked with an infinity symbol. This level is not necessary for any achievement.

    Refer to "Hard Mode Totems Master" for more information.

  • Complete special levels of Forbidden Planet

    There are three Forbidden Planet special levels that unlock after you've completed puzzle #90 of the basic levels. You can access them by selecting the hexagon icon to the left and between puzzles #88 and #89.

    Note: There is a fourth level in this group, accessed by selecting the hexagon marked with an infinity symbol. This level is not necessary for any achievement.

    Refer to "Hard Mode Totems Master" for more information.

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