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Klax

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For the Japanese Mega Drive version, see Klax (Namco).

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Klax
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Tengen
Developer:
Sound driver: Unknown
Genre: Puzzle































Number of players:
Sega Mega Drive
1-2
Sega Game Gear
1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 301040-0150
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.99[1] 301040-0170
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 301040-0170
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 301040-0170
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 301040-0170
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? ?



Sega Master System
UK
£29.99[2] 301040-0160
Sega Master System
FR
?F 301040-0160
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 301040-0160
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 301040-0160
Sega Master System
PT
? ?



Sega Game Gear
US
$? 301040-0161
Sega Game Gear
UK
£27.99[3] T-48048-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F T-48048-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? T-48048-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas T-48048-50
Sega Game Gear
IT
T-48048-50




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Klax (クラックス) is a straightforward puzzle game developed by the Tengen who licensed it from the Atari Games Corporation. Most remember it because of its edgy catch phrase, "It is the Nineties and there is time for Klax."

Namco produced an alternate Mega Drive version released in 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

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
91 №51, p89[1]
66 №4, p32[4]
85 №121, p64[5]
86 №1, p39
86
72 №10, p132[6]
74 №5, p63
72 №4, p85[7]
85 №1, p32/33[8]
84 №14, p102/103[9]
88 №18, p66[10]
89
40 №23, p53
70 №28, p46
87 №1, p52[11]
88 №4, p18[12]
80 №18, p66
85 №14, p125
Sega Mega Drive
79
Based on
18 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Klax MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, US (cardboard)

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, BR
Klax MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
Klax MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Klax MD BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
68 №11, p117[13]
80
90
83 №23, p142[14]
88 №16, p96/97[15]
60 №2/48
72 №21, p102[16]
81 №2, p32/33[17]
70 №27, p51
72 №3, p52[18]
Sega Master System
76
Based on
10 reviews

Master System, EU
Klax SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
Klax SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Klax SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, AU
Klax SMS AU Cover.jpg
Cover
Klax SMS AU Cart Top.jpg
Klax SMS AU Cart Back.jpgKlax SMS AU Cart Front.jpg
Cart
Klax SMS AU Manual.pdf
Manual

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
82 №11, p60
88
85 №10, p67
82 №9, p66[19]
86 №7, p26
90 №35, p80/81[20]
Sega Game Gear
86
Based on
6 reviews

Game Gear, US
Klax GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngKlax GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Klax GG US cart.jpg
Cart
Klax GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
Klax GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngKlax GG EU front.jpg
Cover
Klax GG EU cart.jpg
Cart
Klax GG EU 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 Master System
 ?
CRC32 2B435FD6
MD5 DCEA71EDA85687D1835BED5C493F81A2
SHA-1 53AE621E66D8E5F2E7276E461E8771C3C2037A7A
128kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 9B40FC8E
MD5 B8969BA5F8DC60823DA59AA511A593C9
SHA-1 4705BBC862169CDFEB3B30DBA6F274B094AB99B3
128kB Cartridge (US/EU)

References

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