Game Story

First Restoration

I wanted to fix a busted game. I searched the newsgroups and eBay for victim. I found a KLAX Conversion in New Jersey for the right price. It was a low risk game with high rewards for me. I am a fan of the Motorola 68000 processor and an Amiga fan. This game was one of the first Atari games to run the 68000 and was developed on an Amiga, then ported to the custom hardware.

This was also my first Restoration bLog. I posted most of my moves and opinions for this game. That started this site and “back publishing” of my other arcade restoration work.



KLAX was a huge Conversion success. Atari made a few dedicated machines and now I have one. I went to Vidiot for a Day 2013 and stopped in at Robot City Games to see Casey. I was all set to buy Satan’s Hollow when I saw KLAX looking good and clean and dedicated. Changed my plans right then.

TypeUprightSerial46485StatusGame Room

Technical Information


KLAX was released in 1989 by Atari Games. It features a color raster display with a horizontal orientation at standard resolution (336 x 240).


Video CPU68000Motorola
Audio PCM6295OKI


MoveJoystick22Atari Logo
FlipButton442 Blue, 2 Green

Production Notes

Mostly offered as a Conversion Kit but a few dedicated upright cabinets were made. Several cabaret cabinets are out there but they either shared a design with Tetris or were all conversions.

The high percentage of conversion kits may make the Controls table inaccurate.