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Hexic 2

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Marathon Master in Hexic 2

Marathon Master197 (40)

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

  • Unlocked by 577 tracked gamers (4% - TA Ratio = 4.92) 14,012  

Achievement Guide for Marathon Master

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Fightn Ares
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Fightn Ares
Achievement won on 19 Aug 10
TA Score for this game: 664
Posted on 19 August 10 at 22:05, Edited on 03 April 18 at 03:35
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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.
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