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Maniax Commodore 64 Title screen.


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Maniax is a Qix variant. The basic playing principle: the player controls a dot which can draw lines on the screen and when a closed figure is drawn, the colour of the area changes. Additionally there are enemies, either confined to the uncoloured or coloured areas, which cause the player sprite to die if touched. The goal is to colour 75% of the screen.

This variant reveals background images taken from 16 cities instead of just changing the screen colour. There are also various extras to pick up which give advantages like extra lives, frozen enemies or extra points. Triangles show negative effects when picked up, e.g. instant death or deceleration.


Maniax Commodore 64 Title screen.
Maniax Atari ST Game over in level 4
Maniax Atari ST Level 2: going for the extras
Maniax Commodore 16, Plus/4 Completed a level.

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Power Play Atari ST May, 1988 6.5 out of 10 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jul, 1988 7.6 out of 12 63
Info Amiga Jan, 1990 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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Contributed to by Patrick Bregger (258577) and Kabushi (256621)