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Blockout

Critic Score User Score
Arcade
...
...
Genesis
73
2.8
Atari ST
...
2.0
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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 Macintosh Instructions
Blockout DOS The game in action
Blockout Arcade Title Screen
Blockout Macintosh Game 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 (8729)
3D Tetris on a Portable Lynx FireHorsePrime (20)

Critic Reviews

Tilt Amiga Mar, 1990 16 out of 20 80
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 Amiga Feb, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Lynx Jul, 1991 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Feb, 1990 8.8 out of 12 73
Raze Genesis Oct, 1991 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Sep, 1991 8 out of 12 67
Sega-16.com Genesis Jan 05, 2009 2 out of 10 20
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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