Qix (クイックス)

Released in 1981

Developer: Taito
Manufacturer: Taito
Distributor: Taito

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Qix marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Qix (pronounced "kicks") is a simple and elegant game in which you claim territory by drawing boxes to fill a rectangular space. You must avoid the Qix – sticklike objects that float and bounce through your space in unpredictable patterns. You can rack up more points for creating boxes more slowly, and besides the Qix, you must be careful of Sparx and Fuses which appear if your marker stops while you are drawing.

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Vertical-mounted Raster monitor
240 x 256 Resolution
Colors: 256 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

M6809 cpu @ 1 Mhz
M6809 cpu @ 1 Mhz
M6802 cpu
DAC audio

Hardware Platform

Qix hardware

Mame ROMs

qix, Qix (set 1)
qix2, Qix II (Tournament)
qixa, Qix (set 2)
qixb, Qix (set 3)

Game Details

Avoid sparks, fuses & the Qix itself. A truly original game - featured awesome humming sfx


Qix control panel
control panel


Qix cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Qix title screen
title screen
Qix gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Qix promotional flyer
promotional flyer

Coinop.org Member Ratings / Comments

***** by googolplex5. Comment: "PS. Does anyone know where I can download or play an online version of the original? None of the copies I have found are near as good. " 2003-12-13 20:57:01Z

***** by quispqix. Comment: "This is my favorite,... I have ROM for MAME,GB, and cartride for GB and it plays on my GBA" 2004-12-15 00:32:02Z

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This game page was created 8/3/98 12:00:00 AM and last updated 6/26/00 8:21:55 PM