Torrents of superlatives are frequently used to describe the latest offerings from the moguls of the computer world, but all too often the games don't live up to the hype. Klax is different. Read Review
It's here! The newest, most addictive craze from
California. Already a runaway success in the coin-op
arcades, Klax is now available for your computer!
It's simple in concept and easy to play. Catch the
coloured tiles with the paddle and flip them into the bins to make same coloured stacks, diagonals and rows
of three. Sounds easy? It is! The hard part is
pulling yourself away from the game.
The latest craze from California!
99 waves of sheer fun!
The fastest-selling coin-op ever!
Addictive and challenging.
Make multiple klaxes for massive points!
Challenge your friends in head-to-head action
The concept is simple - catch the different coloured tiles as they advance towards you and
flip each tile into one of five bins. The object is to make Klaxes: these are same coloured
stacks of tiles, Horizontals, Diagonals and Rows of three. Once a Klax is made, the tiles
disappear, causing any tiles on top to drop down and replace them. For bonus points, set up the
tiles to cause a chain reaction of Klaxes. Your paddle can hold a maximum of five tiles and,
once full, tiles will just drop past it. Similarly, each bin can hold five tiles, and when full
you will not be able to flip any more tiles into it.
The 'drop meter' in the centre of the screen shows how many tiles you failed to catch. Should
you drop more tiles than you are allowed, or if all the bins become full at the same time, the
game will end.
A tile that flashes multiple colours is a 'wild' tile - capable of forming part of a number of
Klaxes. For example, if you flipped a wild tile onto a stack of two blue tiles and it fell
beside a horizontal line of two green tiles, both blue and green Klaxes would be made, and all
five tiles would disappear.
A speed up option is available which causes all the tiles on screen to hurtle towards you at high speed. Alternatively, use the Throw Option to flip a tile back up the screen in order to pick up a tile of another colour. Beware! You can only throw one tile at a time, and it will still come rolling back with all the other tiles as well!
The game is played by completing Wave after Wave. Each Wave has itsown set of criteria for you
to meet such as surviving for a certain number of tiles, or getting a set number of
diagonal Klaxes. You will be told about these at the beginning of each wave.
Remember, the harder the Klax the more points you score. For example, diagonal Klaxes are worth more than vertical or horizontal ones.
Z - Left, X - Right, RETURN - Throw Tile, / - Speed up, SPACE - Flip tile into bin
P - Pause On/Off, Q - Sound On/Off
On the disk version, hold down the SHIFT key and tap the BREAK key.
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
A digital version of this item can be downloaded right here at Everygamegoing (All our downloads are in .zip format).