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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.