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Season 4 - The New HSC - Week 22 = KLAX


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(Surprise Moderator Pick #2)

~ WEEK 22 ~


CLARIFICATION: No use of CHEATS, emulation advantages, bugs, cart frying or other variables that gives you an unfair advantage in this HSC. Please assume you have to follow the game difficulty and mode for the playing week/s. No game enhancements or special favorite settings to play in the 2600 HSC, unless you are given authorization to do so by your humble yet strict MODERATORS! Jacob/BAZ.





Released By: Atari Corp. (1990)

Left Difficulty: B

Right Difficulty: B

Game Mode: *Your Choice*


The HSC Record for KLAX: 91,225 by oyamafamily (Original HSC Season 7 Round 43, 2010)







Post your scores right here in this thread, and we will add them to the list. Remember to play the game with the recommended game mode and difficulty settings as shown above so that your scores will be consistent with everyone else.

The deadline for posting scores is Midnight (EST) the evening of Sunday, June 21st, 2015






Bonus: no bonus!






Klax High Scores

(Scoring is +1 point for last place and up from there)

(Scoring MAX points or beyond is considered ROLLAGE)

(Pics of scores over 98% MAX points are sufficient to show ROLLAGE)


164,640 oyamafamily (+18) (+1) :arrow: record-breaker!

147,145 MoomUnit (+17) (+1) :arrow: record-breaker!

121,305 Northcoastgamer (+16) (+1) :arrow: record-breaker!

114,845 S.BAZ (+15) (+1) :arrow: record-breaker!

106,815 Gorfy (+14) (+1) :arrow: record-breaker!

99,270 KaeruYojimbo (+13) (+1) :arrow: record-breaker!

75,280 StanJr (+12)

70,255 voodoo_chilly (+11)

64,070 karokoenig (+10)

35,530 jblenkle (+9)

33,635 darthkur (+8 )

32,550 classicgamer_27330 (+7)

27,325 Retrogamer81081 (+6)

22,460 GornThrifting (+5)

22,410 Wickeycolumbus (+4)

21,810 roadrunner (+3)

6,450 LarcenTyler (+2)

530 Hyperboy (+1)










Overall Standings Through Week 21 (Star Voyager)

Top 24 make the Bracket Challenge at the end of the season!

The bracket winners get to choose a game for next season :thumbsup:


1. Northcoastgamer 585

2. StanJr 527

voodoo_chilly 527

4. S.BAZ 507

5. Gorfy 391

6. KaeruYojimbo 379

7. oyamafamily 371

8. darthkur 369

9. JacobZu7zu7 354

10. karokoenig 304

11. Hyperboy 302

12. Dauber 281

13. MoomUnit 253

14. keilbaca 245

15. SpiceWare 228

16. Scrabbler15 221

17. Spacey Invader 220

18. LidLikesIntellivision 211

19. Nathan Strum 194

20. ReflectionAngle 172

21. classicgamer_27330 152

22. GornThrifting 144

23. Tony The 2600 143

24. roadrunner 127

25. CapitanClassic 121

26. DT Kofoed 120

27. skosh 113

28. adri_o 111

RJ 111

30. Mister_VCS 110

31. LarcenTyler 101

32. SIO2 100

33. Zeptari1 94

34. Fallout_002 78

Wickeycolumbus 78

36. NIKON 77

37. Cafeman 74

38. jblenkle 68

39. Botbird208 59

40. centiqueen81 52

41. Shadow460 23

42. Retrogamer81081 21

43. gamerguy99 20

Random Terrain 20

45. Private Eye 16

46. Brian C 15

47. retrorussell 14

48. lodger 12

49. flammingcowz 10

50. StarThief 7

51. SuperFreddie 6

Ry guy 6

53. DanIacovelli 5

54. Goochman 1









NEW SEASON ~ The NEW High Score Club Season 4:

# in parentheses represents total games for each week/s theme.


up next:

(2) Paddle Weeks!
(3) Never Been Played
(3) ?
(2) Moderator Picks
(2) Player Picks
(3) Double Points - Beat the Leader Weeks

(After Season) Bracket Tourney [4 Weeks]








There SHALL be special weeks ! Rounds that will include several games.

Overall the NEW High Score Club Season 4 will last (LIKELY) THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2015.

Bracket Challenge to follow. TOP 24 make the Bracket Challenge single-elimination tournament!

Klax (1990) (Atari - Axlon, Steve DeFrisco) (CX26192) (PAL) ~.bin

Klax (NTSC).bin

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You CAN select any available wave (01, 06 or 11) at the starting of gameplay.

If you start at Wave 01 and complete Wave 05, you CAN warp to any available wave (06, 11 or 16).

So, the special game rules for KLAX are (unless specified by Moderators): WARPING ALLOWED, BUT CONTINUES PROHIBITED.


What do you mean by "Your Choice" for game mode?

Does this mean we can choose to warp levels?

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In the previous KLAX Contest on 2600 High Score Club (OLD Season 7 / Week 43),



the old Moderator Ze_ro defined the following infos and settings:

  • Game Name: Klax
  • Released By: Unreleased! Developed by Atari
  • Left Difficulty: N / A (N / A means Difficulty A or B is allowed, because Difficulty Switch has no effect on certain 2600 games)
  • Right Difficulty: N / A
  • Game Mode: Your choice of starting wave.
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Is there a non-PAL ROM? This doesn't work on my Harmony Encore cart. Does it work on Stella? I haven't used Stella for years but I may have to go the emulator route this week. I do know that it works on my phone 2600 emulator but playing on a phone is NO FUN and hard to see.


There's an NTSC prototype ROM. According to atariprotos.com it's the final version, but I can't find a download for it there and can't remember where I got mine. Atarimania maybe? The final version is dated 8-18-90.

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Is it acceptable to play the prototype ROM for this?


I think IT IS ACCEPTABLE. Also, PAL and NTSC versions of 2600 games DON'T MATTER in this HSC just because there are Atari Age members located in the countries whose Color Format is NTSC (nominal frequency 60 Hz), and some members located on PAL region (nominal frequency 50 Hz).


In the previous Klax contest (with the Moderator Ze_ro), I used Prototype ROM and scores have been accepted.

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There's an NTSC prototype ROM. According to atariprotos.com it's the final version, but I can't find a download for it there and can't remember where I got mine. Atarimania maybe? The final version is dated 8-18-90.

Rom available in the following link, at Atarimania: http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-2600-vcs-klax_11724.html

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There's a (non-prototype) NTSC version of the ROM right here in the AtariAge zip file:




Looks like it's the same ROM as the one from Atarimania. It's technically a prototype (even though it's a finished game) since the NTSC cartridge was never released.

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:arrow: added the NTSC rom at the top.


:arrow: correct, you can start on whichever wave you like, and warp all you like, just not continue. This is similar to playing with a single credit in the arcade game.


scoring tip: for those who haven't played much KLAX, one of the best ways to get big points is to make a "Big X" (two 5-tile diagonals crossing) for 6,000pts.


also the manual makes no mention of it but you can hit a "secret warp bonus" hidden in some of the waves by making a Big X during that wave. that will also warp you way ahead in the game. Example: the one in Wave 6 gives you 50,000pts & warps you ahead to Wave 51!

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KLAX (Starting Wave 01, Warp to Wave 16 and PAL version) - 101,470

(Woo Hoooo! I beat my 93,300-point reference score)





EDIT: Preliminary video removed on my YouTube Account just because this contest is over.

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