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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.


Klax TurboGrafx-16 Briefing of a wave
Klax TurboGrafx-16 It is the nineties, and there is time for...
Klax TurboGrafx-16 Wave #6 running
Klax TurboGrafx-16 Wave briefing in Japanese

Promo Images

Klax Magazine Advertisement Micom BASIC magazine (The Dempa Shimbun Corporation, Japan) - August 1990
Klax Screenshot
Klax Magazine Advertisement
Klax Magazine Advertisement Page 13

Alternate Titles

  • "Midway presents Arcade Hits: Klax" -- Game Boy Color title
  • "クラックス" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the TurboGrafx-16 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Video Games Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Dec, 1990 90 out of 100 90
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1990 9.25 out of 12 77


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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, 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.


  • 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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