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Rich Pelley
Chris Bourne

If watching coloured blocks slide down a track, collecting them in this catcher thingy and dropping them into a container to make lots of pretty patterns is your bag, then Klax could be for you! Because, you see, that's exactly what happens here. (Spooky, eh?) Well, it's a bit more complicated than that to be honest, but that's the basic idea of things and that's what makes Klax an incredibly simple (but at the same time incredibly addictive) puzzler of the first degree!

Even though the basic idea is rather obviously based on Tetrs, there're enough nice touches added here to give it a life of its own. Take the way the blocks (sort of) walk down the stairs for instance or the whopping great hand thingy which appears under the track every so often, for absolutely no reason at all (that I could work out anyway) except to look pretty. A corker.


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Giant hands, bright colours, 3D perspective and 'drop meters' can't really disguise the fact that Klax is just Tetris with a few twists and knobs on. (Well, sort of.) That doesn't stop it being good though.