Every once in a while, there is a game at Coolmath Games that feels special. It has a totally different feel to most games, with addictive gameplay and constant action. Our newest 2D platformer game, Quax, is one of those games.
In Quax, players are controlling a cube who must make it from one end of the map to the other. However, there are giant chasms and tall towers that you must get past in order to make it to the end.
While it may seem like just another easy platformer game, play through the first 10 or 15 levels and let us know how you feel after that. Quax requires precise timing and coordination in order to get through all 20 levels of the 2D platformer.
How to Play Quax
Despite Quax having a high degree of difficulty, the controls are about as easy as possible. To move left and right, use the ‘A’ key and the ‘D’ key, respectively. You can also use the left and right arrows instead.
To jump, use the ‘W’ key or the up arrow key. To perform a wall jump, hold the up key and press the left key or the right key to explode off the wall. This is the one part that can be a little bit tricky. Not to worry though, after you practice it a couple of times it will be second nature for you.
Getting through every level of Quax is no small feat. This game is not designed to be an easy 2D platformer game. Not to worry though, we have some tips and tricks to help you get through all 20 levels.
Learn how to stop
Quax is an extremely fast-paced game. When you begin to maneuver your way around the map, it can be hard to understand the physics of when to stop. When you are jumping in mid-air, make sure not to stop moving forward until you get directly over the block that you want to land on.
Unlike many other platformer games, you do not generate much momentum at all. The second you stop moving forward, you begin to drop rapidly. Keep this in mind when trying to make large jumps.
Get comfortable jumping off walls
Making wall jumps is one of the trickiest parts of learning how to play Quax. The most important tip that we have is that you must hold down the up arrow key or ‘W’ key while making a wall jump. The only movements that are being made should be left and right.
For a lot of players, this can feel a little bit awkward at first. However, once you start to get into a rhythm, it really isn’t so bad. Wall jumping is actually one of the most fun parts of our 2D platformer game once you start to get comfortable with it.
This probably won’t come as a shock to you, but avoid spikes at all costs. Spikes are never really a good thing to hit in a game, and Quax is no exception to this rule.
You know the drill, hitting spikes will make you reset the level and have to start all the way at the beginning. Jump over them to make it to the end of the map and continue to progress through the game.
Look for white arrows
Throughout a lot of the maps, there will be arrows that are placed on some of the blocks. Keep a close eye on where these are, the arrows change your speed rather dramatically. Some are meant to aid you in your quest to the end of the map. However, some are meant to make you go far past your next target and shoot you off of the map. Paying attention to the arrows will pay dividends in the long run.
Games Like Quax
After you finish all 20 levels of our 2D platformer game, we have a couple of great recommendations for you to play. Our recommendations are also 2D platformers. Surprisingly, they also involve playing as a square who must jump across giant chasms and make insanely athletic movements in order to win.
Big Tower Tiny Square 2
Do you think that 20 levels is a lot? Try making it up the massive tower in our truly difficult platformer game. Avoid lasers, massive chasms, and razor-sharp spikes. This is all in pursuit of the pineapple that is at the top of the big tower. When we say big tower, we mean a BIG tower. Good luck making it to the top, you’re going to need it.
To learn about the mechanics of Big Tower Tiny Square 2, check out our Coolmath Games blog all about how to play Big Tower Tiny Square 2.
If you are ever hungry for more BTTS content, you can also check out our collection page of all of the games from the series. For being such a tiny square, it sure has a lot of sequels.
The Little Giant
In The Little Giant, players must collect coins before they are able to go through the portal and progress to the next level. You will need speed and timing if you are hoping to make it through every level and beat the game. Oh, and make sure to avoid the giant moving spikes that are constantly coming for you.
Now that you have learned about how to play Quax, make sure to check out our 2D platformer now! Test your skills and give the game a rating after you finish.