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Hexic (WP)

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There are a maximum of 15 Hexic (WP) achievements worth 448 (200)

12,506 tracked gamers have this game, 359 have completed it (2.87%)

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Boost Engineer in Hexic (WP)

Boost Engineer86 (15)

This is a rare achievementUse every Booster and Assist in the game

  • Unlocked by 375 tracked gamers (3% - TA Ratio = 5.75) 12,506  

Achievement Guide for Boost Engineer

AuthorSolution
Senior Chupon
284,504 (168,801)
Senior Chupon
Achievement won on 05 Nov 14
TA Score for this game: 448
Posted on 29 March 14 at 19:43, Edited on 08 May 14 at 15:44
This solution has 28 positive votes and 5 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
Here's the short solution:

Play up through Level 53 and do not use any of the free boosters or assists that are provided. Once you have all the boosters and assists go back and replay two levels and use all the boosts/assists possible. One level needs to be a typical fragment removal and another needs to be a timed level. These two levels needs to be completed in the same session. Once you've completed the 2nd level the achievement will pop.

If for some reason you used all the free boosters/assists, there are ways to earn this without purchasing anything. You can switch to airplane mode or just turn off wi-fi so your game does not sync. You'll have to start all over from Level 1, but it allows you to unlock the achievement this way.

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The following are older notes from the original solution.

This is a adapted from my solution to the Win 8 version of this achievement:

3/31/14 Update: At this point this achievement is definitely obtainable, but please see below for details on how to unlock this as there are still several issues and care must be taken to properly unlock this achievement. It appears that you must pay for the boost/assist as there is currently no way to acquire this by any other means. If this changes in the future I will amend this solution. It has been shown that no payments are required, but you must use all the boosts and assists in one sitting.

See the following comment from Chad and Jessie

"Using K4rn4ge's suggestions, I started up an anomaly/score/fragment level (level 10), selected all 5 available boosts and proceeded to use assists in the level. I used Hex Breaker, Free Rotate, and Shuffle...which is when the achievement unlocked for me. Yesterday I had purchased the 5 Extra Moves thinking it would be my last one, but it didn't unlock."

Lastly, Chris8875 wrote another comment that further explains the issues unlocking this achievement:

"If, like me, you have used all your "free" assists and boosts already as you played through this game on Win 8, simply purchasing the 2 outstanding boosts - the +15 seconds and +5 moves - WILL NOT unlock this achievement.

I believe there is a glitch here in that you have to actually have the assists and boosts in place in your inventory for the achievement to unlock.

This issue, as far as I can tell, is common to both the Win8 and WP versions of the game.

bottom line - I'd seriously hesitate about purchasing these other two boosts because you may simply be wasting your money. I have used all boosts in both versions and have not got the boost engineer achievement in either.

Other Ocean are yet to get back to me after my complaint/email/tweet. I am not holding my breath."

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3/30/14 Update: K4rn4ge has posted the following comment.

"After playing and using them all in the WP version I used them all again on this version and it unlocked! The key might be using all boosts at the same time. Obviously you can't use the same boosts/assists in the time based levels but what I did was equip all boosts/assists for the time based levels and after I beat that level, did a anomoly/score/fragment level with the other boosts/assists equipped. Some are passive and some you have to manually use during the game so don't forget to equip all powerups available before the level starts and then use all the other powerups during gameplay. Hopefully that helps everyone :)"

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3/29/14 Update: The official release has happened and with it players can now purchase the final boosts/assists and the thought was this would make this achievement obtainable but according to Chris8875 this is still not unlocking properly even after spending real money on the boosts/assists

Chris8875 has reached out to Other Ocean to determine if this is a known issue.

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There are several boosts and assists in the game, but at least two of them cannot be earned for free. You have to progress in the game to gradually unlock them. Unlocking each one gives you a few as a sample, with some exceptions. You have to purchase them with real money after you've used all your samples.

The Facebook share feature does not exist in the WP version, only the Win 8 version has this feature.

Assists
1. Hex Breaker - Remove one hex of your choice permanently. Acquired after level 7.
2. 5 Extra moves. Acquired after level 8. However, you don't get any free samples. Watching the ad after a failed level does not count. I have not found a way to acquire this unless you pay for them.
3. Free Rotate - Make a rotation without needing to make a match. Acquired after level 12.
4. Shuffle - Shuffle all the hexes around. Acquired after level 22.
5. Extra Time - 15 More seconds to help you win the level. Acquired after level 27. However, you don't get any free samples. Watching the ad after a failed level does not seem to count. I have not found a way to acquire this unless you pay for them.

Boosts
1. Color Clear - Start with a Color Clear in play. Acquired after level 10.
2. Defrag - Match the defrags to zap some pesky Dark Fragments. Acquired after level 15
3. Extra Moves - Start the level with 3 extra moves. Acquired after level 19
4. Extra Time - Start the level with 10 extra seconds. Acquired after level 31.
5. Line Clear - Start with 3 Line Clears in play. Acquired after level 38.
6. Time Freeze - Time runs slowly while hexes are matching. Acquired after level 42.
7. Flower Bomb - Start with a flower bomb in play. Acquired after level 53.
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