Blockout

Critic Score User Score
Genesis
73
2.8
Lynx
...
3.0
DOS
...
...
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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 Genesis 3-D Mania
Blockout Atari ST Select starting level
Blockout Genesis Building up
Blockout Amiga Doing well so far

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

Entertainment Weekly Genesis Aug 27, 2008 A 100
Consoles Plus Genesis Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Mean Machines Genesis Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
The One Amiga Sep, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Video Games Lynx Jun, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Power Play DOS Jun, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Feb, 1990 8.8 out of 12 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Sep, 1991 8 out of 12 67
Sega-16.com Genesis Jan 05, 2009 2 out of 10 20

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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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