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Description

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.

Screenshots

Klax DOS beginning of level hints - CGA
Klax Amstrad CPC Select starting wave
Klax Genesis At least I made the high score
Klax Sharp X68000 How to play

Promo Images

Klax Magazine Advertisement Page 13
Klax Screenshot
Klax Magazine Advertisement
Klax Magazine Advertisement

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 (9116)
Not recommended for addictive personality types and people who are color blind....lol DOS Toastt (3)

Critic Reviews

Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Génération 4 Game Boy Feb, 1991 9 out of 10 90
Atari HQ Lynx 1995 9 out of 10 90
Power Play Lynx Dec, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Format Amiga Aug, 1990 88 out of 100 88
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Aug, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Mean Machines Genesis Nov, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Crash! SAM Coupé Jun, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Sep, 1990 33 out of 40 82
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jan, 1991 30 out of 40 75

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Trivia

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 AtariProtos.com, 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.

Awards

  • 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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