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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.


Blockout Atari ST Title screen
Blockout Atari ST Select starting level
Blockout Atari ST It's hard to see if that was a good move...
Blockout Atari ST A big game area and blocks in strange forms

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
Power Play Sep, 1990 74 out of 100 74
ST Format Sep, 1990 72 out of 100 72


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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.


  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 - #9 Best Puzzle Game in 1990
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Martin Smith (66830) added Blockout (Atari ST) on Sep 08, 2004
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