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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 Game Boy Wave #6 running (U.S. version)
Klax Game Boy Title screen (U.S. version)
Klax Atari 7800 Klax!
Klax NES Two player mode

Promo Images

Klax Magazine Advertisement Back Cover
Klax Screenshot
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 (9123)
Not recommended for addictive personality types and people who are color blind....lol DOS Toastt (3)

Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Lynx May 05, 2003 95 out of 100 95
Play Time Game Gear Feb, 1993 92 out of 100 92
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 27, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Zero Atari ST May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Video Games TurboGrafx-16 Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Lynx Nov, 1990 9.8 out of 12 82
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Color Jul, 1999 2 out of 6 80
Mega Fun Game Gear Jun, 1994 80 out of 100 80
ST Action Atari ST Mar, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1990 65 out of 100 65

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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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