Retro Puzzler “QIX” Now Available on Nintendo Switch, PS4 via the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that retro puzzler QIX is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series.

Originally developed by Taito America and released in arcades in 1981, QIX was ported to several platforms in the 80s and 90s, perhaps most famously for the Nintendo Game Boy. This Arcade Archives release is the first arcade-perfect console port of QIX.

QIX is a 2D, line-drawing puzzle game where players control a “marker” to draw lines and close off at least 75% of each stage before moving on. Of course, you’ll have to avoid the “QIX” and “Sparx” enemies that aim to thwart your efforts. You didn’t think it would be easy, did you? If I remember correctly, there’s technically a story (something about computer viruses?), but QIX is more about the gameplay than the plot.

Like other Arcade Archives titles, players can post their high scores to the online leaderboards and change various game settings to match their own personal skill levels and taste.

Arcade Archives QIX is available today for $7.99 via PSN and the Nintendo Switch eShop.

You can check out some screenshots below, or visit the official Hamster website here for additional info.

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