December 7th 2009 3:00 pm PT

This week on Arcade: Qix ++


Qix ++ will be available this Wednesday on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 800 points.


Arcade By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Radical R

    *no comment*

  • Vegivo

    So what exactly is this game?

  • Anonymous

    What is this game? I have never heard of it.

  • weetibix
  • LanerGT

    Pffft… kids.

  • KOJ1RO


  • CyberKnight


    $10 for Qix?

    I hope the “++” is more than just added excessive bloom effects and “meth addict speed mode”…

  • PiMD

    This was a fun game back in the day, you had to use the arrows to close up parts of the screen. Once a percentage of area was closed up or colored in you won. Each level got harder and you couldn’t be hit while attempting to block up the screen. Something like that.

  • Juganawt

    So Alien Breed is next week right? I’ll be saving my points for that!

  • Sneeches

    Epic fail m$…..

  • Nowd

    used to enjoy iterations of Qix a long long time ago! I’m excited to see how it looks on the XBL Arcade!

  • stststststq

    Any word on when Joy Ride is being released, Major?

  • Ganon255

    I’ll probably get this.

  • ibelievein93x

    I want Perfect Dark and Plants vs Zombies!


    Major, in response to your podcast discussion about this game, Stepto was correct – it is in fact pronounced “kicks”. The arcade flyer pictured in the Wiki entry for this actually has a footnote on it that says “pronounced ‘kicks'”. lol (… which I guess makes more sense that way with a slogan like “Get your Qix from Taito”.)
    But yeah anyway, I actually remember the arcade version of this game, and how innovative it was for its time. It should be interesting to see what kind of glossy paintjob the XBLA version gets, what exactly the “++” is referring to, and if this version is as fun as the original.

  • Anonymous

    one of my best video gameS souvenir
    thank you

  • Supreme Entity

    WHERE. IS. JOY. RIDE. ??? WHEN. IS. IT. COMING??? Give us a date at least!!!

  • Ozzzy189

    Could be awesome, i remember super qix, and i loved that, so i hope this is similar but improved for todays audience.

  • El Cid

    They picked this rather than Serious Sam HD, Alien Breed and Perfect Dark Arcade? Seriously? I wish XBLA would go back to releasing 2-3 games each week…

  • Biff Tanner

    Yeah, you guys need to bring out a couple each really a week if they are not big titles.
    Bring out perfect dark!


    Oh, this is one of my favorite games from the arcade days. I’ll have to check this out. I’d like an arcade port of the 1st Ridge Racer game, that would rule.

  • ElektroDragon

    I want BOOKWORM and SERIOUS SAM HD, not this pap!

  • Surly x Duff

    Awesome. I remember playing this on the old C64 for hours on end as a kid. I’ll have to check it out. I like the recent retro “revision” games, though I undertand others being more reluctant to purchase the “moldy oldies.”

    I loved Perfect Dark back in its time, but I’m more interested in a redone Qix for $10 than I am a reskinned Perfect Dark for $15.

  • KM3K

    Awesome! I remember enjoying Qix in the arcades and on the original Game Boy. Gonna have to pick this up sometime.

  • DelRiego

    Are there not quite naked chicks in the background like in the arcades?

  • solsol360

    I might buy it for 400 points but Alien Breed is coming…

  • Snucki

    C’mon, you can’t be serious.
    Qix für 800 msp?
    Where’s Wrestlefest + Multiplayer?

  • Exu

    Not bad, but you can do better. It’ll be given a trial, and probably a pass.

  • CO Slack3r

    Sweet! I loved this game in the arcades!

  • Mcmax3000

    Might not be everyone’s game but I’m really excited for this one. Played a ton of Qix on the NES and original Game Boy. Definitely picking this up.

  • DL CyberSkull

    I’m sorry, but $10 USD is too much for Qix. 400 MSP would be a far more appropriate price.

  • CryptoElite

    I hope this is a good remake. I love Qix, the Gameboy version was awesome!

  • SinedX360

    TAITO is pushing a lot in XBLA World…that is really perfect :-) (Soon RAYSTORM HD will come !!!)

    I well remember QIX…

    Small trailer of QIX++ here (after Raystorm HD video) :

    Thanks for information Major


  • rastansaga

    Since it’s a Taito game I predict that…
    1) it won’t work properly – game destroying bugs that they won’t fix, making a mockery of the supposed XBLA validation/testing process
    2) it’ll actually be a 1200 points game “in disguise” (probably finish after level 8 – requiring the purchase of ‘DLC’ to continue)

  • CrazyCougar

    Qix is a great blast from the past. I’ll definitely have to check this one out.

  • Darkjov193

    when are the summer games going to be deal of week :(


    overpriced deal, not buying it :)

  • Baroni

    This game not worth 800 points here or in china …


  • SpaceNinjaDino

    Qix brings back memories, but those memories are only worth $5. ;-)

  • noey jerd

    I love Qix. I hope this is worth 800ms points. I was hoping it’d be 400ms points but oh well.

  • backudog

    meh, i’ll pass. waiting for alien breed / serious sam / and perfect dark.

  • twpps

    oh!!!! god… so many souvenirs… now we are missing Gateway to Apshai

  • Rolodzeo

    So… where’s Perfect Dark?

  • Xlrking

    Serious Sam HD please.
    Kay Thanks.

  • Phantaxus

    Will we get Joyride before Christmas?


    @ Xlrking: Serious Sam HD isn’t being released until next month.