The next game in the Arcade Archives series from HAMSTER will be the 1981 puzzle game “Qix” originally developed and published by Taito. Available starting March 10th, 2022 from the Nintendo Switch eShop worldwide, the game will cost the usual $8 USD.

Your objective is to claim as much of the screen as possible. However, Qix will try to disrupt you at every turn by rotating, stretching, shortening and changing directions. It’s sneaky, it’s snaky, it’s an unpredictable energy field.

Qix will try to catch your diamond cursor before you can complete a box. Once the box is complete, you’ve taken over that part of the screen. But watch out for the moving Sparx and the Fuse. If they catch you, the game will be over in an instant.

To complete a level, claim 75 percent or more of the screen. With more enemies to dodge, each level will be more difficult than the last.

[Nintendo eShop]

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2y ago

Wow, Qix was the first game I owned on GameBoy. There isn't a whole lot to the game though, so I feel like $8 is a little more than I'm willing to spend just to relive 10 minutes of nostalgia.

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