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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.


Blockout Atari ST It's hard to see if that was a good move...
Blockout DOS Title Screen 1
Blockout Genesis Made a start
Blockout Amiga Building up

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

The Tetris innovation to beat. DOS Trixter (9130)
3D Tetris on a Portable Lynx FireHorsePrime (23)

Critic Reviews

Entertainment Weekly Genesis Aug 27, 2008 A 100
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Sep, 1990 88 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Lynx Mar, 1991 10 out of 12 83
The One Amiga Sep, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1990 4 out of 5 80
Tilt Amiga Mar, 1990 16 out of 20 80
Power Play Genesis Aug, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Video Games Lynx Jun, 1991 74 out of 100 74 Genesis Apr, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50


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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.


  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 - #9 Best Puzzle Game in 1990
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