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DOS - 1989

Also available on: Amiga - Apple II - Apple IIgs - Atari 5200 - Atari 8-bit - Commodore 128 - Commodore 64 - Lynx

Alt names アーケードアーカイブス クイックス, クイックス, Arcade Archives: QIX, QIX: Classic arcade action in the palm of your hand!, Qix: The Computer Virus Game
Year 1989
Platform DOS
Released in United States (1989)
United States (1990)
Genre Action, Puzzle
Theme Arcade
Publisher Taito Corporation
Developer Threshold Research
Perspectives Top-Down, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Playable on current version (works best on 0.61)
4.27 / 5 - 26 votes

Description of Qix

One of Taito's best known games, Qix is a great PC port of the hit arcade title that sparked numerous clones.

Like all other great arcade classics, the gameplay is simple, but highly original and addictive. Your goal is use a marker to separate the screen into different portions, thereby "claiming" the space. In the meantime, you must avoid electronic creatures called qix, sparx, and others that randomly appear to destroy your marker (by touching either incomplete lines or the marker itself).

Mindless, yet very addictive, Qix is a must-have for every arcade fan, and a great game to relax with from more serious action fare.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Littlelunch 2023-04-27 0 point

Going thru mums purse

L. Cleveland Major 2021-05-06 1 point

My first QIX game was for the Nintendo Entertainment System. I was quickly addicted! I got later versions for Sega Genesis, Playstation, and Gameboy Color. I have been a fan of this awesome series of games for over 35 years.

If you want a game that is simple to play, but can get really intricate during play, this is an excellent choice.

Suggestion as you Play: try creating an intricate maze for the QIX to navigate. The smaller the area you trap it in, the more percentage of the field you can claim in each level. I have been able to claim as much as 99% on my Gameboy version. That's really hard to do on a small screened device like that one. The points are way better, though.

Squiggy 2021-04-24 0 point

Based on the original 1981 arcade coin-op game Qix.

Ponytail 2020-12-07 0 point

I love this game it’s very unique game play has you wanting for more

The qixer 2020-05-07 0 point

I like to play this game because it’s fun and cool

karter 2020-03-28 0 point Commodore 64 version

Still playable. Even the oldest one "styx" is fun to play today.

Mr Vampire 2019-02-10 0 point Commodore 64 version

Amazingly addictive considering how simple it is. A timeless classic.

Wixman 2014-07-18 0 point DOS version

I played a ripoff of this on the PC back in like 85 86.

pier 2013-06-04 0 point DOS version


1GreatScott 2011-08-28 1 point DOS version

I still have the original box and 3-1/2" floppy for this game.

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