Klax

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For the Japanese Mega Drive version, see Klax (Namco).
For the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear versions of the game, see Klax (8-bit).

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Klax
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Tengen
Developer:
Distributor: Domark (EU)
Licensor: Atari Games
Sound driver: Unknown
Genre: Puzzle

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
301040-0150
Sega Mega Drive
EU
301040-0170
Sega Mega Drive
FR
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.9934.99[2][3] 301040-0170
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR

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The Tengen version of Klax is a port of the 1990 arcade game to the Sega Mega Drive. This is the version that was released overseas - Namco produced an alternate Mega Drive version for Japan.

Gameplay

Basically, you have to clear the blocks while the fall which is called a Klax when you line up three of the same color vertically, horizontally or diagonally. The main difference from most puzzle games is that you can see more than one of them as they fall end over end down a slope. They must be caught by a platform controlled by the player, and then placed where the player wants by pressing A, B or C, and to speed up their descent the player presses Down. The player can only let three fall without being caught before they lose. This is kept track of by the drop meter.

Oddly enough there is no music, only the sound effects of the blocks moving and falling.

To complete a wave you must get a certain amount of Klax's or meet a certain criteria.

Wave 1 - Get 3 Klax
Wave 2 - Get 5 Klax
Wave 3 - Get 3 diagonals

A four in a row KLAX counts as 2 KLAX

Magazine articles

Main article: Klax/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Klax/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
86
89
40 [4]
Sega Mega Drive
72
Based on
3 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
30
[5]
ACE (UK) PAL
92
[2]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
66
[6]
Console XS (UK) PAL
88
[7]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
85
[8]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
75
[9]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
84
[10]
Game Zone (UK) PAL
86
[11]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
86
[12]
Joystick (FR)
72
[13]
Joystick (FR)
76
[14]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
74
[15]
Mega (UK) PAL
72
[16]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
65
[17]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
85
[18]
Mean Machines (UK) PAL
84
[19]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
85
[20]
Player One (FR)
88
[21]
Play Time (DE)
64
[22]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
70
[3]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
87
[23]
Sega Pro (UK)
88
[24]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
80
[25]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
75
[26]
Sega Mega Drive
77
Based on
24 reviews

Klax

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Klax MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (cardboard)
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Cover
Klax MD US Cart Alt.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU
Klax MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Klax Cart MD EU.jpg
Cart
Klax Manual MD EU.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, FR

Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, SE (rental)
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
Klax MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
Klax MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Klax MD BR Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 248cd09e
MD5 3dfce8def728e2e249917307b8e38ca5
SHA-1 b7c07baf74b945549e067405566eeaa6856dd6b1
256kB 1990-07 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1990-06-21 Page

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sega Power, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-02), page 12
  2. 2.0 2.1 ACE, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-08), page 89
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sega Power, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-06), page 46
  4. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
  5. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 110
  6. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 32
  7. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 131
  8. Computer & Video Games, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-15), page 64
  9. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1991" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 24
  10. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 65
  11. Game Zone, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-10-08), page 39
  12. Hobby Consolas, "Abril 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 68
  13. Joystick, "Novembre 1990" (FR; 1990-1x-xx), page 132
  14. Joystick, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 143
  15. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 63
  16. Mega, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-17), page 85
  17. Mega Force, "Novembre 1991" (FR; 1991-11-19), page 82
  18. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 32
  19. Mean Machines, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-10-29), page 102
  20. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 139
  21. Player One, "Mars 1992" (FR; 1992-03-10), page 66
  22. Play Time, "4/92" (DE; 1992-03-04), page 88
  23. Sega Pro, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 52
  24. Sega Pro, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-16), page 18
  25. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  26. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 17
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