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Qix (Virtual Console) Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . Even if you don't know it by name, chances are you've seen Qix before. This simple puzzle game has been copies endlessly in the last three decades, a testament to the high quality concept. The idea is simple enough; it's your job to fill in as much of the playfield as possible. This is a timeless classic that will fit in perfectly next to Donkey Kong and Link's Awakening. Rating: 71%
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What Is It? Even if you don't know it by name, chances are you've seen Qix before. This simple puzzle game has been copies endlessly in the last three decades, a testament to the high quality concept. The idea is simple enough; it's your job to fill in as much of the playfield as possible. To do that you pilot a small diamond-shaped marker who draws boxes to fill in the playfield. But it's not that simple, because you'll need to avoid flying objects, sparks and other obstacles making navigating the board trickier. This Nintendo-published Game Boy port makes the action a bit easier, but that shouldn't keep gamers away from yet another quality puzzler on the 3DS Virtual Console.

Does It Still Hold Up? The controls felt a little stiff, but it's nothing I couldn't get over. There's not a lot of variety to the graphics and levels, however fans of the original like it for the point scoring and not the tight narrative. Still, the repetition does stand out all these years later.

Is It Worth The Money? These days Qix is not the only game in town. Recently Laughing Jackal released Cubixx, a three-dimensional version of Qix for the PSP. Even without the fancy effects and quality music, Qix delivers a solid experience on the Nintendo 3DS. The three dollar asking price makes this a no-brainer, even if you only play it a few minutes here and there. This is a timeless classic that will fit in perfectly next to Donkey Kong and Link's Awakening.
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