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KLAX KLAX - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

KLAX - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Player must catch colored blocks rolling down a conveyer belt and stack them by color in vertical columns or, in higher levels, horizontal and diagonal rows. Higher levels also use more colors of blocks. A female voice announces each wave and offers praise for bonus points.

KLAX was produced by Atari Games in 1989.

Atari Games released 88 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Atari Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari Games during the time period KLAX was produced include: Tetris, Vindicators, Assault, Pot Shot, Toobin', Escape From The Planet Of The Robot Monsters, Hard Drivin', Cyberball 2072, Badlands, and S.T.U.N. Runner


Developer Atari Games (United States)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8266
Class Wide Release
Genre Puzzle
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Flip
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cabaret/Mini - 171 lbs
  • Alternative
Control Panel KLAX Control Panel Image
Side Art KLAX Side Art Image

KLAX KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.35 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.20

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 1.00

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op KLAX Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,354 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 190 known instances of this machine owned by KLAX collectors who are active members. Of these, 72 of them are original dedicated machines. 21 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 96 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 5 active VAPS members with a KLAX machines for sale. There are 5 active VAPS members with a KLAX circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 5 active VAPS members currently looking for KLAX.

This game ranks a 56 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 8 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Conversion
  2. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
Level One Bar + Arcade 130 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus Ohio United States 0

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