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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.


Zolyx Commodore 64 Press that start button and let's go.
Zolyx Commodore 64 Did it.
Zolyx Commodore 64 Getting to 75%.
Zolyx Commodore 64 Nice and easy.

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Your Commodore Aug, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Zzap! Jun, 1987 90 out of 100 90
Happy Computer 1986 71 out of 100 71
Commodore User Jul, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Your Commodore 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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Patrick Bregger (241561) added Zolyx (Commodore 64) on Oct 01, 2011
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