Klax (Game Gear)

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An action/puzzle game, the object is to catch assorted color falling tiles and create rows, columns, or diagonals of a single color. Each level requires a different pattern to be made, and the tiles fall faster, more at a time, and in an increasing number of colors as the game progresses.


Klax Game Gear Klax!
Klax Game Gear Demo mode running
Klax Game Gear Options screen
Klax Game Gear Wave selection screen

Alternate Titles

  • "クラックス" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Sega Force May 13, 1993 88 out of 100 88
neXGam 2007 8.4 out of 10 84
Video Games Feb, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Mega Fun Jun, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Portable Review Jul 21, 2007 24 out of 40 60
Defunct Games Jul 24, 2005 60 out of 100 60


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1001 Video Games

Klax appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Arcade version

Strictly speaking, this isn't a coin-op conversion per se, as the home and arcade versions were developed alongside each other. The top home versions (PC, Amiga and ST) are identical to the arcade game.

Atari 2600 version

According to AtariProtos.com, this was the last game released for the Atari 2600 by Atari. Although it was ported to the NTSC format, it was never released in that format.


  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #2 Best Dexterity Game in 1990
  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #26 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #67 “Readers' Top 100”
  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Oddities
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1991 - Best Puzzle Game in 1990 (Amiga, Atari ST and C64 versions)
  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 - Best Puzzle Game in 1990
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