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Klax

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)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 6 3.4
Amstrad CPC 2 2.4
Arcade 3 3.6
Atari 2600 3 3.8
Atari 5200 1 4.0
Atari 7800 1 4.0
Atari ST 3 3.7
BBC Micro 1 4.0
Commodore 64 5 2.7
DOS 9 3.0
Game Boy 1 4.0
Game Gear 4 3.6
Game Boy Color 3 3.7
Genesis 6 3.4
Lynx 9 4.2
MSX 2 3.6
NES 8 3.7
PC-88 1 4.0
PC-98 1 4.0
SAM Coupé 1 4.0
SEGA Master System 3 3.8
Sharp X68000 1 4.0
TurboGrafx-16 2 3.5
ZX Spectrum 4 3.1
Combined MobyScore 80 3.5


The Press Says

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100
Atari STTOS-Magazin
Klax ist in mehrere Dutzend Levels unterteilt, in denen Sie jeweils eine bestimmte Klax-Norm schaffen müssen, um weiter zu kommen. Zu Spielbeginn und nach jeweils fünf Stufen können Sie einen von drei Schwierigkeitsgraden wählen, mit dem das Klotzdrama weitergehen soll. Und wer nicht gern alleine klaxt, kann sich im Wettstreit gegen einen Mitspieler versuchen. Klax ist ein exzellentes Schnell-denker-Spiel mit allen Qualitäten eines Dauerbrenners. Dieses Programm begeistert auch Gelegenheits-Spieler.
100
NESVideoGame
Blocos coloridos escorregam cada vez mais depressa por uma esteira espacial. Não os deixe cair, tentando alinhar os blocos de mesma cor em qualquer sentido (vertical, horizontal ou diagonal).
96
Atari STGénération 4
Selon toute vraisemblance Klax devrait, non pas remplacer Tetris, on revient toujours à ces premiers amours, mais en tout cas le compléter, voire le transcender. Que tous les amateurs de Tetris l'achètent.
95
LynxPlayer One
La jouabilité est parfaite, et le Continue infini qui d'habitude me hérisse dans les jeux d'action, m'apparaît ici comme une bonne option. De loin le meilleur jeu de la Lynx.
95
LynxThe Atari Times
KLAX on the Lynx is the type of game that you buy a system for. Not just is the game play solid, but the graphics and the sound effects back up an already addicting game and take it up to the next level. If you like games akin to Tetris (and who doesn't?), then this may be a worthwhile purchase for you.
94
AmigaAmiga Joker
Damit wäre eigentlich alles gesagt, außer vielleicht: Klax ist mit Sicherheit für die frühen 90er Jahre das, was „Tetris“ für die späten 80er war – 99 Level voll wahnwitzigem Tüftel-Spaß, von denen man die Finger einfach nicht mehr lassen kann!
93
LynxComputer and Video Games (CVG)
The game is simple, but very, very addictive indeed. It's got a variety of starting options, and there's much to discover - it's possible to score 260,000 on one drop (but we're not telling you how)! Highly recommended - it's the best Lynx game yet!
92
AmigaZzap!
Continue-plays and level warps. Clever simultaneous two-player mode. Informative attract mode. Though not really impressive the graphics work well. Surreal sampled speech between waves. 'Klacking' rotating tile FX plus little tunelets/sampled speech for certain Klaxes. Easy to learn and incredibly addictive. It'll take a long time to master with 100 progressively harder waves which wrap around. A superb conversion, great value for money at under £20.
91
Amstrad CPCComputer and Video Games (CVG)
A superb conversion of the arcade puzzle game that rivals Tetris for sheer addictiveness.
90
ZX SpectrumThe Games Machine (UK)
As fast and furious as the ST version, the Speccy game is also as colourful, noisy and addictive (within its limits of course). The gameplay is so easy you end up feeling there is more to Klax than the programmer is letting on. But it really is as simple as slinging the tiles into the bins and scoring Klaxes. Purchase is recommended.
90
Game BoyGénération 4
Un jeu diabolique, à ne rater sous aucun prétexte. Mais gare aux nuits blanches !
90
Commodore 6464'er
Für Liebhaber von Schnelldenkerspielen führt kein Weg an Klax vorbei. Die schlichte Grafik tut dem Spielvergnügen keinen Abbruch. Die Idee hinter dem Programm ist so gut, daß es einem so leicht nicht langweilig wird. Neben Tetris und „Pipe Mania“ nimmt Klax einen Platz in der absoluten Spitzenklasse der C64-Denkspiele ein.
90
LynxVideo Games
Bei der grandiosen Geschicklichkeitsgrübelei „Klax“ müßt Ihr verschiedenfarbige Klötzchen sortieren.
90
TurboGrafx-16Video Games
Mit einer guten 3D-Perspektive, passendem Sound und Sprachausgabe wurde dieser Spielhalleninhalt hervorragend für die PC-Engine umgesetzt.
90
NESNES Times
Overall Klax turns out to be another great puzzler for the NES as well as another quality arcade conversion from Tengen. This game provides plenty of fun action for players of all skill levels that'll have you hooked for a while. While arcade purist might not like the face that certain sound clips are missing, the main gameplay is intact, so arcade fans will also enjoy it. It's definetly time for Klax, no matter what decade it is.
90
LynxIGN
This is an incredibly simple and totally addictive game, appealing to both the mind and the reflexes alike, that has made a perfect transition from the arcade. Between the friendly gameplay, elegant graphics, and stunning sound and music, Klax on the Lynx is highly recommended!
90
GenesisSega-16.com
Klax is a very replayable puzzle game that is simple, fast, challenging, and fun to play alone or with a friend. It has its own distinct style, in both gameplay and presentation, that makes it stand out from the pack. I highly recommend it to puzzle fans.
90
LynxAtari HQ
Complementing the addicting play-action are absolutely top notch sights and sounds. The graphics are nearly identical to the arcade version and retains all of the charm and animation found in the original.
90
LynxAll Game Guide
If you have a Lynx and intend to use it, Klax should be at the core of your gaming library. If you enjoy puzzle games at all you'll be completely addicted to it, the way you were when you first came across Tetris. Even if you're just a casual player, it's hard not to be drawn into the deceptively simple gameplay.
90
LynxST Action
Klax is an absolutely super game, although not quite as addictive as Tetris, it is well worth having in your collection. Dare you put your little Lynx down?
90
TurboGrafx-16Power Play
Die geniale Geschicklichkeitsgrübelei "Klax" gleicht dem Automatenvorbild wie ein Ei dem anderen und spielt sich eine Winzigkeit besser als Mega Drive- und Computerversionen.
90
LynxPower Play
Operation gelungen, Patient klaxt. Die brillante Geschicklichkeitsgrübelei "Klax" ist auch auf dem Lynx ein Prachtspiel.
89
GenesisVideo Games
Da der Denkspielkonkurrent „Tetris“ fürs Mega Drive nicht erschienen ist, kommt man als Liebhaber dieses Spieletyps kaum an Klax vorbei.
89
GenesisPower Play
Überraschenderweise wurde die Mega-Drive-Version von "Klax" nicht von Tengen, sondern von Namcot programmiert. Die haben ihren Job prima erledigt und eine fehlerfreie Umsetzung abgeliefert.
89
DOSPower Play
Wie schon die Amiga- und ST-Umsetzungen der genialen Geschicklichkeits-Grübele "Klax" bietet auch die MS-DOS-Version uneingeschränkten Spielspaß.
89
AmigaPower Play
Die Amiga-Version der genialen Geschicklichkeits-Grübelei "Klax" läßt keine Wünsche offen. Zwar unterscheidet sie sich nur im Sound vom ST-Original, doch ließ bereits das Vorbild kaum Wünsche offen.
89
Atari STPower Play
Ataris neuer Automat "Klax" ist kaum in den deutschen Spielhallen aufgebaut, da spuckt Tengen schon die Computer-Adaptionen aus. Klax auf Heimcomputer umzusetzen war wohl ein Klacks: Dieser Automat hat recht schlichte Grafik, aber eine besonders reizvolle Spielidee, die entfernt an den Puzzle-Evergreen "Tetris" erinnert.
88
LynxneXGam
Wow - Klax übt wirklich ein unbeschreibliches Suchtpotenzial auf den Spieler aus und reiht sich damit nahtlos in die Reihe solcher Lynx Spielegrößen wie beispielsweise Chips Challenge oder Crystal Mines II. Wer dieser Art von Spielen nicht vollkommen abgeneigt ist, sollte seine Sammlung bei Gelegenheit unbedingt um diesen Hit bereichern!
88
Game GearSega Force
De som tyckte om Klax på andra system kommer garanterat inte att bli besvikna, även om det kanske är lite svårare att se skillnad på de olika färgerna på Game Gear-skärmen än i andra versioner jag har sett. På det hela taget en trevlig stunds förströelse.
88
AmigaAmiga Format
A game to last for years. It is a ‘quick 10 minutes’ when you feel like it and it is also a ‘good three hour session’ when you have got time. A timeless game that you will come back to again and again. Look at that! Right the way through the review and not a mention of Tetris! Comparisons have to be made simply because they are both very simple space-filling games that play remarkably well. Tetris is a slightly better game, but Klax gives it a damn good run for its money and it really should be in your library.
87
Commodore 64Power Play
Das einfache, durch viele strategische Varianten höchst ergiebige Spielprinzip des Automatenhits "Klax" sorgt jetzt auch auf dem C 64 für fröhliche Grübelstunden.
86
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK)
It's disappointing that even with the impressive graphics and sound, the Amiga version of Klax still doesn't push the host machine. The action is just as frenetic as other versions with much practice needed.
85
GenesisComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Graphically superior and sonically brill with stacks of samples taken from the arcade game. The big difference is in the gameplay, though, Tengen's game has a much better feel, more like that of the coin-op than the previous attempt. Obviously, if puzzle games aren't your cup of char, you'll find it difficult to justify buying this. On the other hand, you may just find that you like it, so give it a blast, see what you think and then buy it!
85
Atari 7800The Atari Times
It's hard to imagine a bad port of Klax on any console, and with ResQsoft's wonderful version we don't, fortunately enough, have to. Klax on the 7800 preserves the all-important element of arcade gameplay and is largely true to the original graphical presentation, and this should please all but the most discerning Klax and arcade gaming fanatics. Any game has its flaws, and this version's inferior sound effects and lack of voice samples do present minor disappointments. Klax is, however, overall a superior title in the 7800 library and a most welcome addition to it. It's highly recommended.
85
LynxDefunct Games
I fell like Klax was Atari's answer to the Tengen Tetris debacle, problem is, I don't fell that this game can really stand up to the greatness of Tetris. It is however a very fun, frantic puzzle arcade port that any Lynx owner shouldn't be without.
85
AmigaCU Amiga
If you are a fan on the coin-op, you won’t be disappointed with this conversion – solid graphics and sound. If you are new to Klax, you are in for a treat. While I would not claim Klax to be a classic game, it is, simply, addictive.
84
Game GearneXGam
Wow - Klax übt wirklich ein unbeschreibliches Suchtpotenzial auf den Spieler aus und zieht dabei in meinen Augen sogar noch mit dem legendären Columns mit! Die 3D Darstellung hat dank heutiger Technik natürlich viel von ihrem einstmaligen Reiz verloren, umso schöner das man dank eines unverwüstlichen Spielprinzips auch im Jahr 2007 immer wieder gerne noch eine kurze Runde einlegt. Daumen hoch!
84
GenesisMean Machines
I played the imported Japanese Megadrive version of Klax last year and came away disappointed - the control method lacked precision and made playing the game unnecessarily difficult and frustrating. Expecting this official UK version to be exactly the same game, I feared the worst, but found myself pleasantly surprised. Domark/Tengen have tweaked it and made the control method far more responsive and accurate. The end result is an addictive arcade puzzle game which tests your reflexes and hand-to-eye co-ordination to their limits. I really enjoyed playing it, and although it mightn't appeal to every Megadrive owner, anyone who's after something other than platform or blasting action should definitely check it out.
83
Commodore 64ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
It just goes to show that the old 64 can still knock 'em dead. Of all the versions I've played (including the arcade original) the C64 is still my personal favourite. There's something about it that gives it the edge. All I can say is - BUY IT!
83
Game GearVideo Games
Man sollte meinen, es sei kein Problem, auf dem Game Gear eine ebensogute Klax-Version abzuliefern. Doch irgendwie hat das nicht ganz hingehauen. Die Steuerung der Schippe ist etwas schwammig und die Erkennbarkeit der Steine wird durch das Display beeinträchtigt. Je nachdem, wie Ihr auf Euer Handheld schaut, kommt es vor, daß ein Stein, der auf der Schippe liegt, heller scheint, als sein gleichfarbiger Verwandter, der schon auf dem Sammelfeld ruht. Schade finde ich auch das Fehlen eines Zwei-Spieler-Modus.[...] Trotzdem bleibt Klax eine geniale Konzentrationsübung für geschickte Schnelldenker.

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82
ZX SpectrumACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
The colours of the Klaxes can however become almost indistinguishable when the blocks are coming at you at speed, which is infuriating at times. As in Tetris, simplicity rules OK.
82
AmigaAmiga Action
The time delay between a coin-op's release and the subsequent conversion to the home micros is getting smaller all the time – but Klax holds the all-time record, as the conversions were developed alongside the arcade machine!
81
LynxMegablast
Klax bietet drei Schwierigkeitsgrade, vier verschiedene Startlevel, unendlich viele Continues, Techno-Titelmusik, witzige FX, Sprachausgabe und ein ungemein fesselndes Spielprinzip, Daß Fließbandzocker ihr Lynx hochkant halten müssen, werden sie also verschmerzen, genau wie die bunte, aber zwangsläufig ziemlich viereckige Grafik — sooo viel besser sah das Garne in der ursprünglichen Spielballen-Version auch nicht aus. Na, dann klaxt mal schön!
80
Game Boy ColorTotal! (Germany)
Mit Klax tritt mal wieder ein Klassiker zutage. der nichts von dem Suchtfaktor seiner Zeit eingebüßt hat. O.K., auch Midway scheut nicht davor zurück, ein zehn Jahre altes Game ohne Zusatzspiel auf den Markt zu bringen, aber dieses Mal das zu verkraften.
80
TurboGrafx-16All Game Guide
If you love those classics like Tetris and Columns but are looking for some flavor in this time of carbon copy puzzle games, give Klax the go around. It's definitely one of the best on the system, even if it's got the same premise as the bigger name titles.
80
Game Boy ColorAll Game Guide
While its roots are old and musty, this is one game that will keep you coming back for more. With silky-smooth graphics and crisp control, there's nothing stopping you from enjoying the game as it was meant to be. Klax for the Game Boy Color is even better than the coin-op original in one respect: you can now enjoy it on the road.
80
Atari STST-Computer
Klax ist ein weiteres Suchtspiel aus der Reihe der Tetris-Varianten, andererseits ist es so unterschiedlich, daß es ein komplett neues Spielprinzip besitzt. Die Grafik des Spiels kann überzeugen, lediglich der Sound ist nicht gerade der beste - doch der sollte bei einem Tüftelspiel wie diesem auch nicht das wichtigste sein. Action-Freunde dürften hier keinen Spaß finden, doch wer gerne ein bißchen tüftelt, kommt auf keinen Fall um Klax herum! Eine Klax-Session dauert nicht selten einige Stunden.
72
SEGA Master SystemPlayer One
Enfin, malgré tout, Klax est quand même un grand classique, vu le nombre de sorties Master ces temps-vi...
70
Atari STAtari ST User
If you like Tetris, Klax will instantly appeal to you. However, if you like an arcade game with more to do than simply stacking up coloured tiles I suggest you look elsewhere.
70
NESAll Game Guide
As far as arcade conversions go, Klax is a good one. The colors and sound aren't as rich as the original, but overall the game looks and plays basically the same, and the controls are excellent. Tetris is the most fun and the most addicting of the games in this genre, but Klax is a pretty nifty little game in its own right.
67
GenesisDefunct Games
Despite having a lot of great memories tied to Klax, I'll likely never truly love it the way I love Tetris and so many other puzzle games. The developers got in the way of a good thing, ultimately making a game that doesn't live up to its full potential. Even when I'm at my most negative, it's not the game I'm mad at. As it turns out, my disappointment lands squarely on the team that couldn't fully deliver on what should have been an amazing game. As it is, Klax is merely good.
65
GenesisComputer and Video Games (CVG)
There's something wrong with the gameplay as well. You feel as if you're fighting through a pool of mud just to make your paddle move left! Sometimes tiles are flipped when you only wanted to move right. Klax on the Mega-Drive looks pretty much like a rushed product and although Klaxing is still pretty addictive it isn't up to the arcade classic by any stretch of the imagination.
60
Game GearPortable Review


For puzzle games, replay is everything. While the basic gameplay engine provides a lot of replay, even a great game can’t work alone. This leads me to the game’s fatal flaw: there’s no variety whatsoever. Sure, playing through those levels start out fun, but options are everything in these games. I guess a versus mode would’ve been hard to make, but how about a puzzle mode, like those found in other puzzle games? You know, solving a pre-made playing field arrangement in a certain number of moves? Hell, an endless mode would’ve definitely helped things out. But I digress. If you’re looking for a unique take on stacking games, check out Klax. If you’re expecting something with long lasting value however, look elsewhere.
60
Game Boy ColorPocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames
À chaque niveau correspond un objectif précis : réaliser cinq colonnes, trois diagonales… Bien sûr, le challenge accélère au fil des niveaux et le tapis roulant aussi ! Comparé à la version Lynx du jeu, sorti il y a une dizaine d’années, Klax GBC fait piètre figure mais heureusement, l’intérêt reste intact.
60
Game GearDefunct Games
Klax is a great puzzle game that could have been a whole lot more. It's not the answer to Tetris that most Game Gear users were hoping for, but it's not the worst thing you can buy for the system, either. It's pleasant on the eyes and easy to pick up, but its challenge mode is unnecessary and ultimately takes away from the experience.
55
SEGA Master SystemGamesCollection
Se vi è piaciuto l'originale è un titolo che potrete provare,ma senza avere grosse aspettative