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