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Shiftrix is a puzzle game with similarities to Atomix. The player is presented with a top-down level with differently coloured blocks. Those blocks can be moved in any direction, but they automatically move into the chosen direction until they meet an obstacle, e.g. a wall or another block. In contrast to Atomix, the goal is not to create a shape but to vaporize all blocks with the usual tile-matching method: two or more blocks of the same colour disappear when they touch. Each level has to be solved within a certain time frame and a limited amount of bombs can be used to kill off single blocks.

Multiplayer is always turn-based, but there is a choice if the turns are inside the level (i.e. the first player moves one block, then the second the next block and so on) or outside (i.e. the first player solves the level and then the second player gets a shot at it).


Shiftrix DOS Publisher
Shiftrix Commodore 64 Level Two.
Shiftrix DOS Player Selection
Shiftrix DOS Second Title Screen

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Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1991 64 out of 100 64
64'er Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 6 out of 10 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jun, 1991 7 out of 12 58
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Sep, 1991 7 out of 12 58
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1991 43 out of 100 43


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