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QIX

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
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3.5
Game Boy
76
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Nintendo 3DS
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3.9

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 5 4.2
Apple II 2 4.5
Apple IIgs 2 4.5
Arcade 5 3.3
Atari 5200 4 4.2
Atari 8-bit 6 3.8
Commodore 64 6 3.9
Commodore 128 2 4.5
DOS 8 3.5
Game Boy 9 3.1
J2ME 2 4.5
Lynx 4 4.1
NES 6 4.0
Nintendo 3DS 3 3.9
Combined MobyScore 64 3.8


The Press Says

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91
Atari 5200The Video Game Critic
There are an endless number of strategies you can employ, allowing the player to show some creativity. In addition to your main enemy, lethal "sparx" patrol the perimeter, forcing you into harms way. This game is tough, and the better you get, the more risks you tend to take. Qix must be played to be appreciated, and this 5200 version is highly recommended.
90
Atari 8-bitAtari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition
The controls are pretty much perfect and, unlike some of the other versions, they got the difficulty curve just right. The graphics are unspectacular but very faithful to the arcade game. In the audio department A8 Qix also replicates coin-op very closely too. My only real complaint about this version is that it’s quite slow to fill the boxes. Qix really is a fantastic game, a wonderfully original and incredibly addictive title that will keep you playing for many years to come!
90
Game BoyPixel-Heroes.de
Jahrelang habe ich "Qix" ignoriert, weil ich erstens zu wenig über das Spiel wusste und zweitens von der Optik abgeschreckt wurde. Vollkommen zu Unrecht, denn Taitos Arcade-Klassiker ist ein Suchtspiel vor dem Herrn. Einmal angefangen, kann man sich nur schwer wieder von dem packenden Modul losreißen. Wem Technik wichtiger ist als Spielspaß, der wird mit diesem Titel sicherlich nicht glücklich, wer aber immer noch am Game Boy spielt, der erwartet ohnehin keine Prozessor zerfleischenden Großleistungen!
90
Atari 5200Digital Press - Classic Video Games
There are a number of lesser-known arcade games that enjoyed greater popularity on the home systems. Atari 5200 owners can enjoy a fine version of one of the most unique, yet largely overlooked, games ever made, from a time when such things were expected.
89
Game BoyPlayer One
La première fois que l'on découvre Qix, on est un peu sceptique sur sa qualité, mais dès que l'on y joue, cela devient une vraie drogue. Merci Qix?
85
Game BoyRaze
The graphics aren't that much different from Painter of years ago, but then who needs flash graphics when a game's as addictive as this?
83
Game BoyTotal!! UK Magazine
If you fancy something different, this will definitely fit the bill! It's very unusual and extremely playable, but perhaps lacking variety.
80
ArcadeAll Game Guide
Despite overly simplistic graphics and crude sound effects, Qix is deviously addicting and is notable for its myriad strategies, intellectual challenges, precise controls and virtually infinite screen combinations. Abstract minimalism at its videogame best.
80
NESNES Times
So aside from the audio and visuals, Qix on the NES still proves to be another great title in the system's catalogue, as well as a great port of the arcade classic. The graphics and sounds may not be much, but the simple yet challenging gameplay more than makes up for it. Gamers who played the original will be pleased to find the main gameplay intact, plus those that never tried their hand at the coin-op will find Qix to be a very fun and addicting puzzler. This is definelty a game to check out, even if the title does sound like a breakfast cereal.
78
LynxDefunct Games
But that's selling the game short. In actuality Qix is highly entertaining, and well worth owning. The controls a little sluggish, but you'll hardly notice. And best of all, it's two players!! Not the best game for the system, but far from the worst!
70
Atari 5200Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Basically, I liked this game in the arcades, and I this version is pretty well done. I don’t think it’s for everybody, and even I might have to be in the right mood to play it, but it’s pretty solid. An occasional frustration is trying to draw a very small path and ending up with the Fuse getting me because I stopped instead of moving that tiny bit over to start drawing back to my start point (in fact, I just had a brief flash of paranoia that the Fuse was going to start up when I stopped typing briefly to consider what word I should use :-). But there is a decent challenge, some adrenaline moments, and a fair amount of thought and strategy required. A solid game for the time.
67
Atari 8-bitTilt
Coincé entre deux feux, vous essayez tant bien que mal de remplir les 75 % fatidiques qui donnent accès au tableau suivant. Un zeste de stratégie (il n'est pas interdit de piéger la bestiole dans un coin) et un sérieux coup d'œil sont requis pour jouer à Qix.
58
Atari 8-bitThe Video Game Critic
Pretty lame! The collision detection is also fishy at times. On the bright side, the controls are comfortable, since you can use any Atari joystick. There are several skills levels and an alternating two-player mode. It could have been better, but a second-rate Qix is better than no Qix at all.
58
Game BoyPower Play
Satte neun Jahre hat der Oldie "Qix" auf dem Buckel. Vor kurzem erschien mit mit "Volfief" für die PC-Engine der neueste Aufguß des Klassikers. Die Game Boy-Version hält sich allerdings detailgetreu ans Original: Extras sucht man vergebens. Allein der schmucke Zwei-Spieler-Modus ist neu.
56
NESNintendo Power Magazine
Now that the arcade favorite, Qix, has become a success in the Game Boy format, Taito is bringing it to the NES. To master this puzzler, you'll need quick reflexes and cool nerves.
55
Game BoyVideo Games
Zehn Jahre sind für ein Videospiel ein geradezu biblisches Alter. Insofern ist es verblüffend, daß Qix mehr Spaß macht, als so manches “neue“ Modul. Das muntere Abtrennen und Einfärben von Spielfeldbereichen hat immer noch einen gewissen Charme und verheißt Reaktionstests abseits der üblichen Ballerpfade. Langfristig hapert's ein wenig an der Motivation, denn auf Dauer ist die Spielidee doch etwas zu dünn. Beim Linienziehen, gibt es zwar einiges an Spielraum für listenreiche Taktiken, doch von Level zu Level wird deutlich zu wenig Abwechslung geboten.
55
NESVideo Games
Zehn Jahre sind für ein Videospiel ein geradezu biblisches Alter. Insofern ist es verblüffend, daß Qix mehr Spaß macht, als so manches "neue" Modul. Das muntere Abtrennen und Einfärben von Spielfeldbereichen hat immer noch einen gewissen Charme und verheißt Reaktionstests abseits der üblichen Ballerpfade. Langfristig hapert's ein wenig an der Motivation, denn auf Dauer ist die Spielidee doch etwas zu dünn. Beim Linienziehen gibt es zwar einiges an Spielraum für listenreiche Taktiken, doch von Level zu Level wird deutlich zu wenig Abwechslung geboten.
50
LynxThe Video Game Critic
This miniature edition captures the same risk-taking gameplay as the original, but it's less exciting. The helix is more predictable and appears to be moving in slow motion. Like the arcade, you can employ a fast or slow "draw" to section areas, slow being riskier but worth more points. Unlike the arcade game however, areas cordoned off with slow draw look the same as those made with the fast draw (they should be a different color). Qix's audio is above average. The sound of the helix brings to mind a swinging light saber, and melodic tunes play between stages. Good, but not quite up to arcade standards, Qix is an average title for the Lynx.
50
NESThe Video Game Critic
While this edition of Qix is a fair approximation of the arcade game, I wasn't overly impressed. I don't like how the areas enclosed with the slow draw (worth twice as many points) are filled with the same colors as the fast draw. The music is good and the control is decent, but the graphics and colors are drab. This is not as fun as I remembered.
35
Nintendo 3DSMag'64
„Qix“ hat schon anno dazumal gefesselt – so ehrlich muss man sein. Heutzutage macht das Spiel auch noch Spaß. Zumindest ein paar Minuten lang. Danach stellt man fest, dass die Levels immer gleich aufgebaut sind. Ein hammerhart ansteigender Schwierigkeitsgrad ist für Anfänger nicht gerade das Gelbe vom Ei. Wer aber Durchhaltekraft an den Tag legt und das „Qix“-Universum erfolgreich mit Strichflächen zukleistern möchte, bleibt am Ball. Die anderen sparen sich die drei Euro lieber.