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aka: Midway presents Arcade Hits: Klax

Description official descriptions

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.


  • クラックス - Japanese spelling



Credits (DOS version)

5 People (4 developers, 1 thanks)

IBM version written by
Thanks to
  • Teque for all their help
Graphics by



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.


  • 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”
  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Oddities
  • 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

Information also contributed by LepricahnsGold

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  • MobyGames ID: 4642


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Servo.

Lynx added by keth. Atari 5200 added by chirinea. Amiga added by Rebound Boy. TurboGrafx-16 added by RKL. Genesis added by muesli. BBC Micro added by Sciere. Atari 2600 added by Sha1tan. Arcade, Sharp X68000, Game Boy, Game Gear, SAM Coupé added by Kabushi. Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST added by Martin Smith. Game Boy Color, Atari 7800, SEGA Master System added by Игги Друге. MSX added by koffiepad. PC-88, PC-98 added by j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】.

Additional contributors: Alaka, Martin Smith, j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】, Patrick Bregger, Jo ST, FatherJack.

Game added July 31st, 2001. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.