Blockout

Critic Score User Score
Lynx
...
3.0
Amiga
73
2.0
Macintosh
...
...
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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 Amiga 3-D Mania
Blockout Arcade Where next?
Blockout Amiga Main Menu
Blockout Genesis Made a start

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

The Tetris innovation to beat. DOS Trixter (8712)
3D Tetris on a Portable Lynx FireHorsePrime (20)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Genesis Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Jul, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1990 4 out of 5 80
Tilt Amiga Mar, 1990 16 out of 20 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1989 9.2 out of 12 77
Power Play Lynx Jul, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Video Games Lynx Jun, 1991 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Feb, 1990 8.8 out of 12 73
Pixel-Heroes.de Genesis Apr, 2010 6 out of 10 60
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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