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Blockout (DOS)

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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 Increased resolution with Hercules graphics
Blockout DOS Another ingame shot with CGA graphics
Blockout DOS Title Screen 1
Blockout DOS Help Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "ブロックアウト" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

The Tetris innovation to beat. Trixter (8736) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

Power Play Jun, 1990 74 out of 100 74

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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


Information also contributed by Trixter
Olivier Masse (421) added Blockout (DOS) on Nov 30, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Lars Norpchen (74), Kabushi (122503), Martin Smith (63164), Eli Tomlinson (2509), vedder (20153) and *Katakis* (37818)