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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 MSX Control screen
Klax Genesis First wave
Klax Amstrad CPC Select starting wave
Klax Atari 7800 The paddle can hold up to four blocks!

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 (8722)
Not recommended for addictive personality types and people who are color blind....lol DOS Toastt (3)

Critic Reviews

Tilt Amiga Sep, 1990 18 out of 20 90
Power Play Amiga Aug, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Sega Force Game Gear May 13, 1993 88 out of 100 88
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Aug, 1990 86 out of 100 86
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Aug, 1990 84 out of 100 84
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Aug, 1990 830 out of 1000 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) TurboGrafx-16 Sep, 1990 9.25 out of 12 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1990 9 out of 12 75
Defunct Games Genesis Jun 14, 2012 B- 67
Portable Review Game Gear Jul 21, 2007 24 out of 40 60

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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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