Shiftrix is a puzzle game developed by Software 2000 and released in 1991 for MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, and Commodore 64.
The gameplay mechanics in Shiftrix are somewhat similar to another puzzle game called Atomix.
Each level presents you with a grid of tiles, some of which are colored and others that are not. Your goal is to shift the rows and columns of tiles to create a pattern. In Atomix, you have to create a shape that matches the given example. In this case, you have to match the different shapes so that they disappear. In a way, it's a kind of predecessor of Candy Crush. As you progress through the game, the levels become more intricate, adding an extra layer of challenge.
Visually, Shiftrix is simple but effective. The graphics are 2D and somewhat basic, but they do the job and don't detract from the overall experience. The sound effects and music are similarly straightforward but well-suited to the game's puzzle-solving gameplay.
You can also challenge a friend, but you won't play simultaneously. Multiplayer is turn-based.
If you like puzzle games, Shiftrix is a game to try.