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Description

Blockout is a Tetris variant with an added twist: it's in 3D. The player can rotate the blocks in 3D in order to fit them into the pit they are being guided into. Advanced users can play this game with odd three-dimensional pieces, or change the size of the pit, for depth of between 6 and 18 piles, and width and length of between 3 and 7.

Screenshots

Blockout Atari ST A big game area and blocks in strange forms
Blockout Commodore 64 3-D Mania
Blockout Commodore 64 Main Menu
Blockout Macintosh Game over

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Alternate Titles

  • "Block Out" -- Alterante title
  • "ブロックアウト" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

The Tetris innovation to beat. DOS Trixter (9128)
3D Tetris on a Portable Lynx FireHorsePrime (23)

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Genesis Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Sep, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Play Time Genesis Oct, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1990 4 out of 5 80
Video Games Genesis Sep, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 74 out of 100 74
ST Format Atari ST Sep, 1990 72 out of 100 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Sep, 1991 8 out of 12 67
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
Defunct Games Lynx Jun 26, 2004 3 out of 100 3

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Trivia

Graphics

The graphics from the game are stored directly in .LBM files (a format supported by Deluxe Paint), thus can be modified directly.

Tetris variant

Unlike Welltris (which billed itself as Tetris in three dimensions), Blockout was the first true 3D Tetris variant.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 - #9 Best Puzzle Game in 1990
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