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Atomix is a puzzle game. On each level, you are given a couple of atoms, and your task is to arrange them into a specific molecule.

You see all the atoms available for you to move in a top-down view. Down below on the left side is a small preview of what you must get. That picture represents a molecular structure that you must recreate by moving atoms horizontally and/or vertically. Once you move an atom, it won't stop unless it hits an obstacle, like a wall, or another atom, therefore you must use walls and other atoms creatively.

The game contains 30 levels, and you have a limited time for each level.


Atomix Atari ST Level 3
Atomix Atari ST Sliding the final piece into place is often an obstacle, as they can slide past the right setup
Atomix Atari ST Level 5 has 9 pieces - more than any so far
Atomix Atari ST They move on the same rules as the main game

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Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST May, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Oct, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Amiga May, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Atari ST Jul, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Zero Amiga May, 1990 75 out of 100 75
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga May, 1990 73 out of 100 73
64'er Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 7 out of 10 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jun, 1990 680 out of 1000 68


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Boss key

Atomix has a boss key available during gameplay by pressing Ctrl-B. It merely displays the contents of boss.txt, so it could be customized to the particular work environment.

Cancelled version

A ZX Spectrum version was also in development, but was never released.


Two "company" names that are associated with the original Amiga version are Softtouch and RoSt Grafic. Those are not actual companies however, but monikers of Günter Krämer and Rolf Steffens respectively, who both worked together at TaleSoft.


  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 - #8 Best Puzzle Game in 1990

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