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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 ZX Spectrum Title screen
Klax NES Beginning a new level
Klax Lynx Diagonal Wave instructions
Klax Game Boy Color Wave 6: You must get 10 klaxes

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 (8720)
Not recommended for addictive personality types and people who are color blind....lol DOS Toastt (3)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) TurboGrafx-16 Nov, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Zzap! Amiga Aug, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1990 92 out of 100 92
IGN Lynx Jul 06, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Tilt Amiga Sep, 1990 18 out of 20 90
Sega Force Game Gear May 13, 1993 88 out of 100 88
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Aug, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1990 65 out of 100 65
Video Games Game Boy Color Jul, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Color Aug 01, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 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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