“Your Mind is Your Only Weapon”? That’s a terrible slogan.
This doesn’t look good. Or like anything at all.
PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating
RELEASE DATE: January 1991
Block in the Qix with stix to get points and move on to the next level. You can draw fast or slow stix. Slow stix gets you more points, but it also leaves you more vulnerable to Qix penetration. If the Qix touch your stix, Qix hits the brix and you lose a life. Keep in mind, you must always be drawing Stix. If you stop for a moment, a fuse will ignite from the origin of the stix and begin to follow you. If the fuse touches your stix, explosions ensue. And the evil continues. Sparx (what, no -ix?) are vicious little creatures that travel around the square’s circumference and into your stix. If Sparx touch you, more explosions. Two Qix show up on level three and the game only increases in difficulty from there. Qix seems like it has potential to be an addictive arcade experience, but I couldn’t find any enjoyment in trapping lines with other lines. If you’re a points junkie, perhaps Qix will provide a fix. For me, Qix lacks those essential nutrients that make for a complete and satisfying game.