673
(200)

## Hexic 2

There are a maximum of 12 Hexic 2 achievements worth 673 (200)

14,661 tracked gamers have this game, 322 have completed it (2.20%)

# Marathon Master200 (40)

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

• Unlocked by 584 tracked gamers (4% - TA Ratio = 4.99) 14,683

## 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 surround 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 rough drawing of how the setup should look.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vt403hkcy2bzgt0/hexic_2_pearl_line...

UPDATE:
Thank you to MakeMeACoffee for providing an updating clip showing the solution in action.

Also heed the warning not to combo any other pieces that will break up your line.