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Domark Ltd
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Paul Anglin
Chris Bourne

Tile Arranging. Doesn't sound too amazing does it? Mixing and matching different coloured tiles, trying to get them to match the carpet and then rushing to get the whole job all finished before your wife/husband boy or girlfriend/mother and father get home. Don't like the sound of it? Good, that's not quite what Klax is all about.

Remember Tic Tac Toe and Tetris? Well Klax owes a lot to both of these games. The multi couloured tiles a shapes of all three is the basically the though, simplicity personified. In Klax you must catch different coloured tiles on a flipper and then drop them into the bins in either vertical, horizontal, or diagonal order, lining up tiles of the same colour in order to gain tons of points. Sounds easy? You must joking!

Things start off simple but by level six it all gets very hectic, what with vertical klaxes, horizontal klaxes, diagonal klaxes and even X shaped klaxes as well as the ever increasing speed of each approaching tile. To complicate things you can't hold more than five tiles on the flipper at once and every now and then one of the tiles you've just dropped will decide to spring back up again!

Graphically Klax is very nice, the backgrounds are as nice as they are any other format and the sound effects and digitised speech are great. The saying goes that the simplest ideas are always the best and indeed they are. This is one of the most playable puzzle titles yet seen. It's very enjoyable and hugely addictive. Trust me it'll be a long time before you leave this game alone.

Label: Hit Squad
Memory: 48K/128K
Price: £3.99 Tape
Reviewer: Paul Anglin

This game should carry a government health warning. Escape the savage, merciless addictive powers of Klax while you can. For months all you will think of is getting to that next wave and creating more and more klaxes. Buy this game at your own risk.


Screenshot Text

Oh no you've dropped one!

Where is everyone?

Klax goes green.

Things are getting busy.