550
(200)

## Hexic 2

There are a maximum of 12 Hexic 2 achievements worth 550 (200)

8,504 tracked gamers have this game, 293 have completed it (3.45%)

# Marathon Master161 (40)

### Beat Marathon mode by making a cluster, line or flower of Black Pearls

• Unlocked by 522 tracked gamers (6% - TA Ratio = 4.03) 8,504

## Achievement Guide for Marathon Master

Solution
If you try to tackle this the old fashioned way like using a grid in the original Hexic, then this could take forever. The creator added a piece in between the starflower and pearl called a ruby. When you surrounding a piece with 6 flowers it creates the ruby instead of a pearl. So to make a flower of pearls you would need the equivalent of 6 Poo-Bahs from the first game, totaling 36 black pearls (which are now rubies).

There is a much easier way to do this that requires only 11 starflowers. This method is definitely much easier and faster as I completed this in about 20 minutes and I was only on level 4 when I finished.

What you ultimately need to do is arrange 11 stars in a diagonal line so that the game sees you make 7 rubies in a line which turns into 3 black pearls. The game recognizes overlapping lines as separate 5 ruby lines if they are all made at once. To do this, arrange 2 sets of 4 flowers in a diagonal line so that they are 3 spaces apart, with a set of 3 flowers vertical in the middle of that space. Then simply rotate the 3 flowers into the line making your 3 pearls. After you have your three pearls just combo them and you will have your achievement.

Here is a quick video from Xraf showing what this should look like. If you pause the video at the very beginning you can see how it is set up.

EDIT:
If you're having trouble viewing the video, here is a rough drawing of how the setup should look.

And here is a potato quality screenshot of the beginning of the video.