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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 Game Boy Two-player game victory (Japanese version)
Klax Game Boy Title screen (U.S. version)
Klax Genesis Wave six
Klax Game Boy Color Wave 11: You must make 15 klaxes

Promo Images

Klax Screenshot
Klax Magazine Advertisement Back Cover
Klax Screenshot
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 (9122)
Not recommended for addictive personality types and people who are color DOS Toastt (3)

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Amiga Aug, 1990 92 out of 100 92
All Game Guide Lynx 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Power Play Amiga Aug, 1990 89 out of 100 89
ST Format Atari ST Jun, 1990 87 out of 100 87
The Atari Times Atari 7800 Jan 20, 2005 85 out of 100 85
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Aug, 1990 84 out of 100 84
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1990 821 out of 1000 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Sep, 1990 8.6 out of 12 72
All Game Guide NES 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Atari ST User Atari ST Jun, 1990 7 out of 10 70


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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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