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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.


Klax TurboGrafx-16 U.S. title screen
Klax SEGA Master System Options screen
Klax Commodore 64 Select difficulty
Klax Amstrad CPC Tiles can accumulate fast

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

Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 27, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Power Play Lynx Dec, 1990 90 out of 100 90
ST Action Lynx Nov, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Video Games Genesis Mar, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Format Amiga Aug, 1990 88 out of 100 88
neXGam Lynx 1990 8.8 out of 10 88
neXGam Game Gear 2007 8.4 out of 10 84
All Game Guide TurboGrafx-16 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Defunct Games Game Gear Jul 24, 2005 60 out of 100 60


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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.


  • 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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