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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 NES Tiles accumulate quickly
Klax Game Boy Color Wave 6: You must get 10 klaxes
Klax SEGA Master System It is the nineties, and there is time for...
Klax Game Boy Title screen (Japanese 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 (8736)
Not recommended for addictive personality types and people who are color blind....lol DOS Toastt (3)

The Press Says

The Atari Times Lynx May 05, 2003 95 out of 100 95
Zzap! Amiga Aug, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Power Play Genesis Dec, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Power Play Atari ST May, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Defunct Games Lynx Jan 22, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Video Games Game Gear Feb, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Color Jul, 1999 2 out of 6 80
Defunct Games Genesis Jun 14, 2012 B- 67
Defunct Games Game Gear Jul 24, 2005 60 out of 100 60
GamesCollection SEGA Master System Jan 03, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55

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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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