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Hexcite: The Shapes of Victory Game Boy Color Title Screen


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Hexcite: The Shapes of Victory is a puzzle game played on a honeycomb-like playing field. In the center is a hexagon; six more hexagons make up the entire playing field. Because of the turn-based gameplay, two people can play using only one system. Two-player link mode is also supported.

Players begin by placing a geometric shape (triangle, hexagon, parallelogram, etc.) in the center hexagon. The CPU or human opponent then places another shape adjacent (and touching completely on one side) to a previously played piece. Players score bonus points for completing any full hexagon. Much of the strategy in this game is in tricking your opponent into letting you take a bonus. Bonuses are also scored for placing a piece so that two sides will contribute a score. The game is over when all pieces have been played, or if the remaining pieces cannot be played. In that case points are subtracted for any remaining pieces, based on the complexity of the shape (twice as many points are subtracted for a hexagon compared to a triangle).

In Japan, this game has seen several Windows versions, and even has been released as a board game.


Hexcite: The Shapes of Victory Game Boy Color Title Screen (Jpn)
Hexcite: The Shapes of Victory Game Boy Color Main Menu
Hexcite: The Shapes of Victory Game Boy Color Title Screen

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Hexcite: The Shapes of Victory Other
Hexcite: The Shapes of Victory Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Hexcite" -- In-game title
  • "Glocal Hexcite" -- Japanese title
  • "グローカルヘキサイト" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Video Games Feb, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Total! (Germany) Jan, 1999 1.25 out of 6 95
Officiel Nintendo Magazine May, 1999 87 out of 100 87
Mega Fun Feb, 1999 80 out of 100 80
Joypad Feb, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames May 01, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Super Play (Sweden) Mar, 1999 78 out of 100 78
Nintendo Power Magazine Feb, 1999 6.9 out of 10 69
Power Unlimited May, 1999 6.6 out of 10 66


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~Jefe~ (15) added Hexcite: The Shapes of Victory (Game Boy Color) on Dec 25, 2005
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