Zyconix (DOS)

Published by
Developed by
Also For
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?


Zyconix is an arcade puzzle game.

Colored blocks raining down on a playfield, we’ve seen that before. Zyconix takes the Columns principle (align three or more bricks of the same color to make them disappear) and adds a few twists of its own:

  • First, there are no groups or columns of stones, only single blocks.
  • Second, several of them slide down at once, and you select and move them with a cursor.
  • Third, only horizontal and diagonal lines disappear, but not stacks of the same color.

Add a few special objects from bombs to drills to a breakout ball that you can actually deflect grabbing a brick as a paddle, mix with four play modes (normal, pre-filled playfield and two time trial variants), and the result is a fast-pasted, tricky test of agility.

Two players can compete in split-screen mode, where each removed line turns the corresponding number of bricks on the opponent’s field into indestructible obstacle blocks. Soloists adjust the difficulty level by tweaking the number of blocks in a line (from three to six), number of colors and frequency of new stones appearing.


Zyconix DOS Two-player mode: Removed lines turn your opponent’s bricks into steel bricks.
Zyconix DOS Title screen.
Zyconix DOS Stack falling blocks to create horizontal or diagonal lines of the same color.
Zyconix DOS Four characters represent the four game modes, each with their own set of music.

Promo Images

There are no promo images for this game

Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1993 7 out of 12 58
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1993 56 out of 100 56


There are currently no topics for this game.


This was one of the few Accolade titles to originate from outside the US, and the first to come from Britain.
-Chris (7565) added Zyconix (DOS) on Sep 05, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (66852)