Your screen is to small to play this free retro arcade game.
The player has a limited number of lives and can lose a life if the Qix touches a line as it is being drawn, or by being touched by spark - enemies that traverse all playfield edges except uncompleted lines. Additionally, a fuse appears if the marker stops moving while in the process of drawing Stix, disappearing when the player starts moving again. The player has no defenses thus all enemies must be outmaneuvered. A time meter located at the top of the screen is responsible for the countdown of the entry of additional Sparx and the mutation of all sparks to Super-Sparks, which have the ability to chase the player even up an unfinished line. After the player completes two levels, the difficulty increases. This includes multiple Qixes and sparks, speed increases, and the eventual appearance of only super sparks. In levels with two Qixes, the player can also complete the level by drawing a line that splits the playfield into two regions each containing a Qix, thereby increasing the multiplier and starting a new level. Have Fun!
The objective in this classic arcade game is to fence off a supermajority of the play area. Try to claim at least 75% of the screen. Press and hold 'X' to draw a slow stix or 'Z' to draw a fast stix. Slow stix will take longer to draw but are worth twice as much as the slow stix. Press Spacebar to start game. Draw boxes to claim as much screen as possible without getting in the path of the "Qix" and "Sparx". Draw slower for more points and hope that you have enough coins. Simple but very addicting!
Do you like classic retro games and do you also enjoy to play free online games? If you are in the same mood as us today, then you probably would like to play the QIX flash game online for free. Am I correct? ;)
The trick to scoring in this game is to isolate the Qix in a small section of the screen by building narrow "peninsulas" out of short quick segments. Then, once the Qix was fairly "trapped", bridging a small gap with a "slow" segment would result in almost all of the screen being filled with the red (double score) color and bonus for area over 75. It is possible to confine the Qix in as little as 1 or 2 of the screen.