Blockout (Lynx)

Blockout Lynx Title Screen

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3.0
User Score
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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 Lynx Early in the game
Blockout Lynx Title Screen
Blockout Lynx Main Menu
Blockout Lynx Game Over

Alternate Titles

  • "Block Out" -- Alterante title
  • "ブロックアウト" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

3D Tetris on a Portable FireHorsePrime (20) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Video Games Jun, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Jul, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Defunct Games Jun 26, 2004 3 out of 100 3

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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
Lars Norpchen (74) added Blockout (Lynx) on Jul 18, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Olivier Masse (420), Kabushi (136606), Martin Smith (63067), Eli Tomlinson (2500), vedder (20532) and *Katakis* (37879)