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Sep 12, 1990, 2:39:59 PM9/12/90
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From: hl...@cory.Berkeley.EDU (Sir Han J. Lee)
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Speaking of Klax for Genesis, is Namco's Klax ?= Tengen's Klax ??
btw, Namco's Klax has just been released in Japan (with really
good reviews).

Han.

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John Leo

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Sep 12, 1990, 3:51:46 PM9/12/90
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In article <27...@pasteur.Berkeley.EDU> ne...@pasteur.Berkeley.EDU (Six o'clock News) writes:
Speaking of Klax for Genesis, is Namco's Klax ?= Tengen's Klax ??
btw, Namco's Klax has just been released in Japan (with really
good reviews).

I'm sure they are the same, although I thought Klax was being released
in Japan by Tengen as well. But Namco and Atari Games have a close
relation (I remember people from the latter saying the former owns some
large percentage) and Namco sometimes releases Atari games in Japan
under its name (mostly in arcades, though) and vice versa. A lot of
the classic games some people attribute to Atari are actually by Namco
(Pac Man, Pole Position, Rolling Thunder, etc).

Klax has been in Japanese arcades for some months, but it is somewhat
hard to find and no one seems to play it. Tetris and Columns on the
other hand must still be the most popular games there; it is not
uncommon to see six Tetris machines in a row all of them occupied--I
also saw some incredibly talented players. Hopefully I'll find some
time to post more on the arcade scene in Japan which is also amazing.

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