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Blockout (Genesis)

74
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.0
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 2.9


The Press Says

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100
Entertainment Weekly
Of the game's three variants, the first, using a set of eight simple shapes, is fairly easy. The second, adding a few tricky cubic protuberances, is somewhat harder. The third, employing no fewer than 41 monstrous blocks, is a geometric nightmare. In other words, Blockout is a blast. It's colorful and challenging, and it enhances your mental agility. If only it had been available back in 1976...
91
Consoles Plus
Très plaisant seul, ce jeu devient tout simplement démoniaque à deux. Un des meilleurs du genre !
91
Mean Machines
I didn't think this would be a patch on Columns, but call me a duff old codger if it isn't a lot better! Although it isn't as soothing as Columns (in fact it's downright infuriating), but the excellent 3D perspective gives it a new dimension (groan) in play. The two-player mode tends to be a little less playable because of the lack of space on-screen, but it means that you can challenge a friend instead of just banging away at the computer. Don't be put off by the bland screenshots, this is a fantastic game which every Megadrive owner should seriously consider buying.
86
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
The Rainbow Arts original featured too many options, but this defect has now been ironed out. The two player game is a little slow, but great fun nonetheless. Blockout is easy to play, hard to put down and damn near impossible to avoid going back to. It's therefore a wise investment for any Megadrive-owning puzzle freak starved of long-term challenge. Enjoy!
75
Video Games
Wegen der drei Dimensionen nimmt der Schwierigkeitsgrad verglichen mit Tetris erheblich zu. Es dauert einige Zeit, bis man sich im Raum beim Rotieren der Teile orientieren kann. Deswegen spielt sich Blockout auch nicht so locker wie Tetris und hat auch nicht den gleichen spontanen Suchteffekt. Insgesamt ein gutes Spiel, dem einfach ein bißchen Pep fehlt, um mit anderen Puzzlespielen der neuen Generation mitzuhalten.
74
Power Play
Grafik und Sound spielen bei diesem Programm keine größere Rolle und dümpeln dementsprechend in der unteren Tabellenhälfte vor sich hin. Grübelfans, die an "Columns" Spaß hatten, sollten sich für Blockout interessieren - obwohl es ansatzweise zusammengeschustert wirkt.
60
Pixel-Heroes.de
Insgesamt betrachtet stellt Block Out für Tüftel-Fans ein kleines Highlight dar, da es nur wenige Puzzler gibt, die die dritte Dimension so offensichtlich nutzen. Alle anderen, die mit dem Genre nicht so viel anfangen können, werden jedoch nicht allzu viel Freude mit diesem inzwischen recht seltenen, aber immer noch preiswerten Mega Drive-Titel haben.
20
Sega-16.com
This is prime proof that 3D doesn't always help a game become better, and in this case it kills it completely. There are bad games that can be rewarding through the frustrating gameplay and actually pay off and become worth it. Blockout is a means to an end; it starts out frustrating in the beginning and the only reward the frustration gets you is more frustration on top of existing frustration. You never accomplish anything here. You play it several times and lose anyway, never getting a reward for your hard work. It's not fun trying to beat your high scores, and you'll never get someone to play it with you either. I'm surprised that EA published this game but it didn't seem to care about the quality if it wasn't a sports game. Don't spend your time here because so far it's he worst puzzle game I've played on the Genesis and probably the worst Tetris clone I've seen.