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Klax (Germany)


Klax (c) 1989 Atari Games.


It's a simple concept and easy to play. Catch the colored tiles with the paddle and flip them into bins to make same colored stacks and rows of three. Sound easy ? It is. The hard part is pulling yourself away from the game : a second player can join in at any time, head-to-head action. A competitive challenge for two players.


- TECHNICAL -


Game ID : 136075


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 7.15909 Mhz)

Sound Chips : OKI6295 (@ 6.779 Khz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 336 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 512


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 1


- TRIVIA -


Dave Akers originally programmed this in Amiga Basic, then ported it line-by-line to C. It was written in just a few weeks on "Escape From the Planet of the Robot Monsters" hardware.


A Klax machine was shown at the 2003 classic arcade games show 'California Extreme' in San Jose, California.


- UPDATES -


The prototype versions have different graphics, only one background with different palettes, and uglier tiles. Tiles sometimes look wrongly placed. When you throw the tile back, it's flying much further (approx. 6 seconds instead of 1). This version has 'By MSP and DSA' on the titlescreen.


- SCORING -


3 Vertical Klax : 50 points.

4 Vertical Klax : 10,000 points.

5 Vertical Klax : 15,000 points.

3 Horizontal Klax : 1,000 points.

4 Horizontal Klax : 5,000 points.

5 Horizontal Klax : 10,000 points.

3 Diagonal Klax : 5,000 points.

4 Diagonal Klax : 10,000 points.

5 Diagonal Klax : 20,000 points.

Large 'X' Klax : 80,000 points.

Big Sandwich : 100,000 - 440,000 points.


- STAFF -


Staff : David S. Akers (DSA), Brad Fuller, Tim Hubberstey (TJH), Farrokh Khodadadi (FRK), Pat McCarthy (PMC), Jerry Momoda, Mark Stephen Pierce (MSP), John Ray (RAY), John Salwitz (JFS)


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

NEC PC-Engine (1990)

Sega Mega Drive (1990)

Atari Lynx (1990)

Atari 2600 (1990)

Nintendo Famicom (1990)

Amstrad GX4000 (1990)

Nintendo Game Boy (1990)

Sega Game Gear (1991)

Sega Master System (1991)

Atari 7800 (1992) : unreleased.

Nintendo Game Boy Color (2000)

Sony PlayStation (2000, "Arcade Party Pak")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2003, "Midway Arcade Treasure")

Nintendo Gamecube (2003, "Midway Arcade Treasure")

Microsoft XBOX (2003, "Midway Arcade Treasure")

Sony PSP (2005, "Midway Arcade Treasures - Extended Play")

Nintendo Game Boy Advance (2005, "Marble Madness / Klax")


* Computers :

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1990)

Commodore C64 (1990)

Amstrad CPC (1990)

Amstrad CPC+ (1990)

Commodore Amiga (1990)

Atari ST (1990)

PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasure")