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Super Qix Super Qix - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Super Qix - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


The object is to uncover a background image by drawing rectangles with your cursor. You must avoid several enemies on the screen while doing this. Bonus points are awarded for uncovering a larger portion of the image than the minimum.

Super Qix was produced by Taito in 1987.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Super Qix was produced include: Daikaiju No Gyakushu - Giant Monster Counterattack, Violent Shooting, Land Sea Air Squad, Great Gurianos, Inspiration Baseball, Arkanoid - Revenge Of Doh, Double Dragon, Dr. Toppel Tankentai, Flying Shark, and Hishou Same


Name Super Qix
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9933
Class Wide Release
Genre Puzzle
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Super Qix Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Draw
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
PCB Super Qix PCB Image

Game Play

Obviously, this game is a sequel to Qix. The gameplay is identical, it just has better graphics. The 'bad guy' looks like a Gremlin from the movie rather than lines like in the original. You also have power-ups that appear when you complete a square such as faster speed, a one-time shield against hitting a bad guy, warp to the next level, etc. You can also collect letters that may appear instead if the power up, and if you spell a word you get bonus points. I also received a free credit once for completing 98 percent of the level.

Super Qix KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.45 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 2.25

Overall Like 2.00
Fun (Social) -1.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 2.67

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music -1.00

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 Super Qix Census

There are 14,848 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,512 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,983 machines (6,922 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 56 known instances of this machine owned by Super Qix collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 5 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 49 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Super Qix machine for sale. There are 5 active VAPS members with a Super Qix circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Super Qix circuit board set.

This game ranks a 22 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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



The game board is very compact and it does not have any identifying marks on the board, which is unusual for Taito. There are no proprietary ICs except for the EPROMs nor are there any empty sockets.


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