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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 Amstrad CPC Title screen
Klax Arcade Got a line.
Klax DOS opening splash screen - VGA
Klax Lynx How to Play, volume 1

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 (8734)
Not recommended for addictive personality types and people who are color blind....lol DOS Toastt (3)

The Press Says

Power Play Arcade Mar, 1990 5 out of 5 100
VideoGame NES Apr, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The Atari Times Lynx May 05, 2003 95 out of 100 95
Video Games Lynx Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
NES Times NES Oct 30, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Power Play Lynx Dec, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Defunct Games Lynx Jan 22, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1991 85 out of 100 85
The Atari Times Atari 7800 Jan 20, 2005 85 out of 100 85
ST-Computer Atari ST Nov, 1990 8 out of 10 80

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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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