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Blockout (PC-98)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back Cover - Lynx:

    Easy To Play, Difficult To Master, Impossible To Quit!

    Welcome to the world of Blockout! One of the most absorbing games ever devised. Drop as many 3-D blocks as you can into a pit without reaching the top. The better you do, the faster the blocks will fall. It takes skill to rotate each block into its best position without leaving any unfilled holes.

    This is 3-D puzzle action at its best!

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Jul 31, 2003.

Advertisement in Computer Gaming World, December 1990:

    WATCH OUT FOR
    FALLING BLOCKS



    Be careful! You'll be buried alive by the addictive 3-D challenge of Blockout.

    As the 3-D blocks appear, flip, rotate and maneuver them into position as they fall into the playing pit. Fit them together to complete layers, and you'll steadily clear your way out. But, make one false move, and you'll be buried in blocks.

    Plus, with more and more complex sets of blocks, faster, and faster action and hundreds and hundreds of pits, there's a version of Blockout for every player.

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Nov 05, 2001.

From the back cover:

    Easy to play,
    difficult to master,
    impossible to quit.



    Sit back and get comfortable before you open this box. You might not be moving from your computer for a while, because once you start in with the 3-D blocks, you'll be hooked.

    You'll begin with the playing pit, a 3-D enclosure with length, width, and depth that you can set. During the game, various 3-D blocks will fall into the pit. Your job is to rotate and maneuver each of them into the proper position in order to form complete layers. As each layer is completed, it vanishes, giving you more points and more room to work.

    Blockout will challenge your reflexes and your resolve in a test of coordination and quick thinking. But the greatest challenge of all will be keeping yourself from playing it again and again.

    Features:
    • Close to 1000 possible combinations of pits and block sets
    • Pause mode
    • Animated help screen
    • Save feature to store your favorite customized setup
    • Practice mode
    • Unique 3-D perspective
    • Top ten list recorded for each setup

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Nov 05, 2001.