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Blockout (Genesis)

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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 Genesis 3-D Mania
Blockout Genesis First block
Blockout Genesis Choose your setup
Blockout Genesis 2-player options

Alternate Titles

  • "ブロックアウト" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Entertainment Weekly Aug 27, 2008 A 100
Mean Machines Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Consoles Plus Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Video Games Sep, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Aug, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Pixel-Heroes.de Apr, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Sega-16.com Jan 05, 2009 2 out of 10 20

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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
*Katakis* (37801) added Blockout (Genesis) on Apr 28, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Olivier Masse (421), Lars Norpchen (74), Kabushi (121659), Martin Smith (63156), Eli Tomlinson (2509), vedder (20152) and *Katakis* (37801)