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QIX (Atari 8-bit)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - 5200 (US):
    QIX creates a new dimension in arcade-type fun. Experience geometric challenge and creative strategy. Branch out and claim your territory before the QIX traps you. Watch out for those feisty Sparx patrolling the border territory. Extend your Stix and outsmart this erratic, electronic lightning bolt.



    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4617) on Jun 27, 2007.

Atari 5200 Super System Catalog 1983:
    Think quick! Draw Stix. But watch out for the Super Sparx and crackling Fuses. Colorful QIX strikes like a bolt of lightning! Can you draw the line?

    Contributed by RKL (5612) on Dec 17, 2003.

Back Cover - Lynx:

    QIX is back and better than ever!

    If you are one of the millions who have grown to know QIX, rest assured that this is a faithful adaptation that includes all the exciting features you have enjoyed in the past and more! Neutralize QIX and its mutant offspring SPARX by claiming their territory before they frag you. Beware of the FUSE and the SPIRAL DEATH TRAP. Over one billion moves and shapes as you are challenged by 256 levels of increasing intensity. You never play the same game twice! Even a practice mode.


    Contributed by Jeanne (75575) on Aug 06, 2003.

Unknown Source:
    Your mind is your only weapon(tm)...

    What is Qix? (Pronounced Kicks.) Where did it come from? Where does it go when you turn off your computer? Can you capture QIX before it destroys you?

    Qix is unlike any other game you've ever seen or played. It simulates a fictitious computer virus with a whirling multi-color helix that lives inside the darkness of your computer -- never resting.

    The object of the game is to neutralize QIX by building a vaccine that contains the virus. You must trap the QIX within this carefully constructed space.

    But think and act fast, because the QIX and its mutant offspring are trying to destroy you.

    • Over 9 Billion Possible Configurations
    • Based on the Original Arcade Hit
    • 1 or 2 Player Action
    • Original Rock Music Score

    QIX knows you're out there and it will find you... It's only a matter of time.

    Contributed by Servo (55779) on Mar 22, 2001.