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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 Arcade Title Screen.
Klax Atari 7800 Tabulating Bonuses
Klax Amiga Title screen
Klax Amstrad CPC Trying to form diagonals can be tricky

Promo Images

Klax Screenshot
Klax Screenshot
Klax Magazine Advertisement Back Cover
Klax Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

Always seemed more challenging and exciting than Tetris to me Amiga Martin Smith (78)
Another fine example of the Lynx coin-op port legacy. Lynx Trixter (9110)
Not recommended for addictive personality types and people who are color DOS Toastt (3)

Critic Reviews

Power Play Arcade Mar, 1990 5 out of 5 100
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele DOS 1990 10 out of 10 100
The One Amiga Apr, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Mar, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Aug, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Sega Force Game Gear May 13, 1993 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Crash! SAM Coupé Jun, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum May, 1990 81 out of 100 81
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 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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