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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 DOS It's game over if the screen is filled with tiles - EGA
Klax DOS title screen - EGA
Klax Game Gear Demo mode running
Klax Amiga Klaxing...

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 (8743)
Not recommended for addictive personality types and people who are color blind....lol DOS Toastt (3)

The Press Says

TOS-Magazin Atari ST May, 1990 10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars 100
Génération 4 Atari ST Apr, 1990 96 out of 100 96
The Atari Times Lynx May 05, 2003 95 out of 100 95
Zzap! Amiga Aug, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Power Play TurboGrafx-16 Dec, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Génération 4 Game Boy Feb, 1991 9 out of 10 90
Video Games Genesis Mar, 1991 89 out of 100 89
neXGam Lynx 1990 8.8 out of 10 88
Atari ST User Atari ST Jun, 1990 7 out of 10 70
Defunct Games Game Gear Jul 24, 2005 60 out of 100 60

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Trivia

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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