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Zolyx

Zolyx Commodore 64 Title screen.

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MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
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2.3
Amstrad CPC
...
2.3
Commodore 16, Plus/4
...
1.8
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Description

Zolyx is a Qix variant: the player is presented with a white playing field and controls a pixel. Whenever this pixel moves over the playfield, it leaves a line behind - and when the line becomes a closed form, it gets coloured. The goal is to colour 75% of the playfield; everything above gives bonus points for the high score list.

Well, it is not that easy. White pixels fly around the field and touching them result in death; similarly deadly is going backwards on a line. At least the player has two tricks to help himself: he can change the direction of the white pixels by pressing a button (limited) and jail them when drawing a closed line around them. This is possible because the pixels are either confined to the coloured or uncoloured parts.

After finishing a level a new one starts with three changes: one more white pixel, an extra life for the player and one additional usage of the "direction change" button.

Screenshots

Zolyx ZX Spectrum Options
Zolyx Commodore 64 Nice and easy.
Zolyx Commodore 16, Plus/4 Let's go.
Zolyx Amstrad CPC Title Screen.

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The Press Says

Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1987 90 out of 100 90
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Aug, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Zzap! Commodore 16, Plus/4 Aug, 1987 90 out of 100 90
Happy Computer Commodore 64 1986 71 out of 100 71
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jul, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1991 (Issue 10) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)

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Contributed to by Patrick Bregger (118266) and Kabushi (128297)