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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 Game Over
Blockout Amiga Funny-shaped block
Blockout Atari ST The high score table
Blockout Arcade Getting higher

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Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

The Tetris innovation to beat. DOS Trixter (9132)
3D Tetris on a Portable Lynx FireHorsePrime (23)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Genesis Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele DOS 1990 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1989 9.2 out of 12 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Sep, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
Video Games Genesis Sep, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Genesis Aug, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Retro Game Reviews Lynx Sep 29, 2016 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Apr, 1991 24 out of 40 60
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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