Atari ST A to Z: Klax

It is the ’90s, and there is time for Klax.

To be fair, there is time for Klax whenever you care to make time for Klax. It is currently 2018, for example, and there is still time for Klax, so I always thought this particular marketing slogan was rather odd. But it was certainly memorable if nothing else, and few would argue that the dude depicted playing Klax on the cover of Tengen and Domark’s Atari ST release of this match-3 puzzler is not a quintessential example of a distinctly ’90s-looking gamer.

Anyway. Klax is one of the earliest puzzle games I recall having a good time with — I actually played it before I played Tetris for the first time, I believe — and it still holds up well today. Though I’m absolutely not as good at it as I used to be. And the Atari Lynx version is better. But this ST version is still worth a look!

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2 thoughts on “Atari ST A to Z: Klax”

    1. My embarrassing childhood story is that I used to fancy the woman who said “yeah” and “ooh” when you got 4- and 5-piece Klaxes. Actually, I still do a bit. I had a dream about her and everything. Even though you never actually see her in the game itself, so I was effectively lusting after a voice that said very little.

      The absence of her from the Atari ST version is keenly felt.

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