Klax

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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 Arcade Missed one.
Klax Arcade Wave 1 completed.
Klax Arcade Wave Selection.
Klax Genesis You must get five klaxes

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 (8712)
Not recommended for addictive personality types and people who are color blind....lol DOS Toastt (3)

Critic Reviews

TOS-Magazin Atari ST May, 1990 10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars 100
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1990 5 out of 5 100
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Aug, 1990 91 out of 100 91
The Atari Times Atari 7800 Jan 20, 2005 85 out of 100 85
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Aug, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Raze Atari ST Dec, 1990 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) TurboGrafx-16 Sep, 1990 9.25 out of 12 77
Player One SEGA Master System Jun, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Atari ST User Atari ST Jun, 1990 7 out of 10 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
  • 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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