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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.


Klax Commodore 64 Instructions for the next level
Klax Commodore 64 Two more klax's until this level is complete
Klax Commodore 64 Attempting to build some klax's
Klax Commodore 64 Select difficulty

Promo Images

Klax Screenshot
Klax Screenshot
Klax Screenshot
Klax Magazine Advertisement Back Cover

Alternate Titles

  • "Midway presents Arcade Hits: Klax" -- Game Boy Color title
  • "クラックス" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Commodore 64 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Critic Reviews

64'er Sep, 1990 9 out of 10 90
Commodore Format Aug, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Oct, 1990 87 out of 100 87
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1990 87 out of 100 87
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Sep, 1990 830 out of 1000 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1990 4.4 out of 12 37


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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, 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
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Martin Smith (66869) added Klax (Commodore 64) on Mar 18, 2004
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