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AirXonix

By AxySoft Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Fans of the arcade classic Qix already know how to play AirXonix, and new gamers will quickly figure it out. You control a spaceship that traps balls by marking out territory. The level ends when you've claimed a certain percentage of the board. The controls are simple: You trace out paths with the arrow keys. If a ball hits your path, the path breaks. If a ball or a roaming spike-ball hits you, you lose a life. Bonuses include extra lives, time, and money. You can adjust the volume of the space-age music and sound effects and set the control keys. Sometimes the 3D graphics interfere with the play, such as when a bonus notification blocked our view of an approaching enemy. Also, we longed to play in windowed mode. The trial presents two splash screens on quitting and includes only the seven Easy boards, but we didn't mind. Overall, the enjoyable AirXonix should please retro gamers of all ages.

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What's new in version 1.35

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added January 3, 2001
Version 1.35

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me, DirectX Drivers

Popularity

Total Downloads 136,093
Downloads Last Week 8
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Developer's Description

AirXonix is the ultramodern 3D remake of the famous Xonix game Qix. In the Xonix game, you have to rule a device that is moving over a field with several monster-balls wandering inside. The objective is to cut the balls away from as much spare field as possible. The rules of AirXonix are almost the same, but now the device flies in the air and everything is in full 3D. The stunning special effects are strengthened by 3D sound. New types of monsters and tons of different bonuses all made in full 3D bring the old game to an entirely new level.