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Blockout

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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 DOS Help Screen
Blockout Commodore 64 Funny-shaped block
Blockout Amiga First Block
Blockout Commodore 64 Building up

Alternate Titles

  • "ブロックアウト" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

The Tetris innovation to beat. DOS Trixter (8736)
3D Tetris on a Portable Lynx FireHorsePrime (20)

The Press Says

Entertainment Weekly Genesis Aug 27, 2008 A 100
Mean Machines Genesis Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Consoles Plus Genesis Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Video Games Genesis Sep, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Lynx Jul, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Power Play DOS Jun, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Pixel-Heroes.de Genesis Apr, 2010 6 out of 10 60

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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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