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Klax (Lynx)

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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 Lynx How to Play, volume 2
Klax Lynx Starting at higher levels reaps higher rewards -- if you can finish the level.
Klax Lynx How to Play, volume 3
Klax Lynx In-game shot of level 2

Alternate Titles

  • "クラックス" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Another fine example of the Lynx coin-op port legacy. Trixter (8734) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

The Press Says

Power Play Dec, 1990 90 out of 100 90
IGN Jul 06, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Atari HQ 1995 9 out of 10 90
Video Games Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
All Game Guide 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
neXGam 1990 8.8 out of 10 88
Defunct Games Jan 22, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1990 33 out of 40 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1990 9.8 out of 12 82
Megablast 1992 81 out of 100 81

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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”
  • 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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keth (178) added Klax (Lynx) on Nov 22, 2002
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