The Return Of Traxtor (Amstrad/Spectrum) -

The Return Of Traxtor (2016) (Amstrad/Spectrum, Cassette)
Publisher: Matra (Official Web Site)
Matoga | Matra | Matranet

Genre: Arcade/Puzzle

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: Amstrad CPC464, Spectrum 48K, Spectrum 128K, Spectrum Plus, Spectrum +2

Release: Professionally released On Cassette (Side 1

| Side 2)

Available For:
Amstrad CPC464 & Spectrum 48K

Compatible Emulators: WinApe 2.0b2 (PC (Windows))
ZXSpin (PC (Windows))
Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))

How To Play

Pull and push blocks into a stack then fire them into an advacing wall of blocks, decimating it by aligning three blocks of the same type.

Game Information

Original Release Date: 12th Jun 2016
Original Release Price: £7.99
Market Valuation: £4.88 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): Juan J. Martínez & César Nicolás González  

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What They Said

"Pretty addictive... The only real problem is that, occasionally, it doesn't seem as responsive as it should be." (Read Full Review)
... Everygamegoing
"Has a nice feel to it; nice sound effects and a bouncy tune on the title page." (Read Full Review)
... Micro Mart

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Multiple Versions

This item contains versions for Spectrum 48K and Amstrad CPC464.
The screenshots shown are for the Spectrum 48K version of the game.

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A digital version of The Return Of Traxtor suitable for WinApe 2.0b2 (PC (Windows)), ZXSpin (PC (Windows)), Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))


The Return Of Traxtor | Rules | Game Controls | Loading | Game Credits

The Return Of Traxtor

A thousand years have passed since the last war, when Traxtor saved us. With the legend now long gone, this is a story of its legacy... Use your spaceship's tractor beam to repel the invaders in this highly addictive match-3 game that will push your refexes and fast-thinking to the limit.


The rules are simple: match three or more blocks to destroy them before they reach to your defence line. There are 25 levels in the game.

Use the tractor beam to move blocks into the bay, and fire to throw back the top-most block to the board. Your spaceship can store up to three blocks.

Some blocks are special: wildcard blocks can be thrown to any block type and they will turn into that type.

These are some tips that will help you to complete the game:

  1. You can throw more blocks into already exploding blocks and if the colour matches, it'll score extra (combo). Combos will help you to get faster to the next level.
  2. When a block is not attached to the top of the playing area or to another block, it will fall. You can use that to help you to clear the board!
  3. When the board is cleared, you'll get extra bonus points and immediately level up.
  4. Every five levels, the blocks' speed will slow down a bit.

Game Controls

Spectrum: O - Left, P - Right, A - Tractor beam, Q - Fire Amstrad: Cursor Left - Left, Cursor Right - Right, Cursor Down - Tractor beam, SPACE - Fire, H - Toggle Pause

These keys can be redefined.

On the Amstrad, press ESCAPE to end the game. Joysticks are supported, including models with two fire buttons (fire 1 to fire and fire 2 or space to beam) and GX4000 gamepads.

The game allows to change some parameters in the Game Options sub-menu. These include selecting between normal and easy modes, disabling the background music or using an alternative tile-set (for green or monochrome monitors or players with problems seeing the colours). It is possible also to listen all the game songs using the jukebox.


Side A on the tape is for the ZX Spectrum.
Side B on the tape is for the Amstrad CPC.

Spectrum: LOAD"" (ENTER)

Amstrad: |TAPE (ENTER)

Game Credits

This is an original game by Juan J. Martinez (programming, graphics and sound)
Loading screen by Craig Stevenson.
Art cover by Delahoz.
Packaging by S*T*A*R
Copyright (c) 2015/2016 All rights reserved.

The Return Of Traxtor is Item ID 52789 in our database. Last modified on Saturday 22nd February 2020 at 07:15:57 AM.

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