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Blockout

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
...
3.5
Macintosh
...
...
Genesis
73
2.9
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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 DRM
Blockout Macintosh Main menu
Blockout DOS Title Screen 2
Blockout Genesis Game Over

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 (8734)
3D Tetris on a Portable Lynx FireHorsePrime (20)

The Press Says

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
Tilt Amiga Mar, 1990 16 out of 20 80
Power Play Genesis Aug, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Lynx Jul, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Video Games Lynx Jun, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 3 out of 6 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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