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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 Commodore 64 Instructions for the next level
Klax Genesis You must get three klaxes
Klax Genesis Klax!
Klax Atari 2600 Uh oh, tiles are building up fast!

Promo Images

Klax Magazine Advertisement
Klax Magazine Advertisement
Klax Screenshot
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 (9111)
Not recommended for addictive personality types and people who are color blind....lol DOS Toastt (3)

Critic Reviews

Power Play Arcade Mar, 1990 5 out of 5 100
Retro Gamer Lynx Apr 27, 2006 93 out of 100 93
IGN Lynx Jul 06, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Raze Genesis Dec, 1990 85 out of 100 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Aug, 1990 830 out of 1000 83
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1990 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) TurboGrafx-16 Sep, 1990 9.25 out of 12 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1990 9 out of 12 75
Defunct Games Game Gear Jul 24, 2005 60 out of 100 60
Sega Does SEGA Master System Dec 16, 2016 C 50

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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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