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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 Lynx Points Wave instructions
Klax Game Boy Wave #6 running (Japanese version)
Klax Game Boy Beginning of a wave (U.S. version)
Klax Arcade Title Screen.

Promo Images

Klax Screenshot
Klax Magazine Advertisement Back Cover
Klax Magazine Advertisement Page 13
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 (9116)
Not recommended for addictive personality types and people who are color blind....lol DOS Toastt (3)

Critic Reviews

Commodore Format Commodore 64 Aug, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Zero Atari ST May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Power Play TurboGrafx-16 Dec, 1990 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Raze Genesis Dec, 1990 85 out of 100 85
neXGam Game Gear 2007 8.4 out of 10 84
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 May 15, 2017 B+ 83
Video Games Game Gear Feb, 1993 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1990 9 out of 12 75
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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