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Description

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.

Screenshots

Klax Game Boy Wave #6 running (Japanese version)
Klax Atari 7800 Klax!
Klax NES Title screen
Klax TurboGrafx-16 Wave briefing in Japanese

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 (8737)
Not recommended for addictive personality types and people who are color blind....lol DOS Toastt (3)

The Press Says

Génération 4 Atari ST Apr, 1990 96 out of 100 96
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Aug, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Power Play TurboGrafx-16 Dec, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Video Games Lynx Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
IGN Lynx Jul 06, 1999 9 out of 10 90
ST Action Lynx Nov, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Defunct Games Lynx Jan 22, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Color Jul, 1999 2 out of 6 80
All Game Guide NES 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

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.

Awards

  • 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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