Qix (C64)

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Qix
Qix - C64.jpg
Platform: C64
Year: 1989
Developer: Alien Technology Corp.

Qix is a 1981 puzzle video game developed by husband and wife team Randy and Sandy Pfeiffer and published in arcades by Taito America. Qix is one of a handful of games made by Taito's American division. At the start of each level, the playing field is a large, empty rectangle, containing the Qix, a stick-like entity that performs graceful but unpredictable motions within the confines of the rectangle. The objective is to draw lines that close off parts of the rectangle to fill in a set amount of the playfield.

Qix was ported to the contemporary Atari 5200 (1982), Atari 8-bit family (1983), and Commodore 64 (1983), then was brought to a wide variety of systems in the late 1980s and early 1990s: MS-DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), another version for the C64 (1989), Apple IIGS (1990), Game Boy (1990), Nintendo Entertainment System (1991), and Atari Lynx (1991).

The C64 version was done by Alien Technology Corp., who also did the versions for other computers in the 1980s.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

Music

For 1989, Tim Follin did a good job composing the music. He wrote the music onto assembly, which was converted to Stephen Ruddy's sound driver.

Recording

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 BGM 01 Tim Follin 0:23
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02 BGM 02 Tim Follin 0:23
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03 BGM 03 Tim Follin 0:23
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04 BGM 04 Tim Follin 0:23
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05 BGM 05 Tim Follin 0:23
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06 BGM 06 Tim Follin 0:23
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07 BGM 07 Tim Follin 0:23
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08 BGM 08 Tim Follin 0:24
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09 BGM 09 Tim Follin 0:22
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10 BGM 10 Tim Follin 0:23
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11 BGM 11 Tim Follin 1:00
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Credits

  • Ripper: High Voltage SID Collection
  • Recorder: SOASC=
  • Game Credits:

Game Rip

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Format

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Audio Devices

The game uses the 6581 of the Commodore 64, and uses Stephen Ruddy's C64 sound driver.

Releases

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Qix - C64.jpg
Title: Qix
Platform: C64
Released: 1989-??-??
Publisher: Taito America Corp.

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