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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 Commodore 64 Instructions for the next level
Klax Game Boy Two-player game victory (Japanese version)
Klax Amstrad CPC Each level begins with a hint
Klax Game Boy Title screen (U.S. version)

Alternate Titles

  • "クラックス" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Always seemed more challenging and exciting than Tetris to me Amiga Martin Smith (76)
Another fine example of the Lynx coin-op port legacy. Lynx Trixter (8740)
Not recommended for addictive personality types and people who are color DOS Toastt (3)

The Press Says

Zzap! Amiga Aug, 1990 92 out of 100 92
NES Times NES Oct 30, 2007 9 out of 10 90 Genesis Jul 27, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Power Play Atari ST May, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Power Play Amiga Aug, 1990 89 out of 100 89
The Atari Times Atari 7800 Jan 20, 2005 85 out of 100 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 830 out of 1000 83
ST-Computer Atari ST Nov, 1990 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide NES 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Defunct Games Game Gear 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, 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
  • 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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