DescriptionBlockout 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.
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- "Block Out" -- Alterante title
- "ブロックアウト" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Group
|The Tetris innovation to beat.||DOS||Trixter (8785)|
|3D Tetris on a Portable||Lynx||FireHorsePrime (20)|
|Entertainment Weekly||Genesis||Aug 27, 2008||A||100|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Genesis||Jul, 1991||86 out of 100||86|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Lynx||Mar, 1991||10 out of 12||83|
|Play Time||Genesis||Oct, 1991||82 out of 100||82|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||Dec, 1989||74 out of 100||74|
|ST Format||Atari ST||Sep, 1990||72 out of 100||72|
|Raze||Genesis||Oct, 1991||69 out of 100||69|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Lynx||Apr, 1991||24 out of 40||60|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||Genesis||Apr, 2010||6 out of 10||60|
|Defunct Games||Lynx||Jun 26, 2004||3 out of 100||3|
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GraphicsThe graphics from the game are stored directly in .LBM files (a format supported by Deluxe Paint), thus can be modified directly.
Tetris variantUnlike 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