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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 PC-98 Help screen
Blockout Amiga Game Over
Blockout Amiga 3-D Mania
Blockout PC-98 Out of Control

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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

The Tetris innovation to beat. DOS Trixter (9123)
3D Tetris on a Portable Lynx FireHorsePrime (23)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Genesis Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Sep, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Jul, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Play Time Genesis Oct, 1991 82 out of 100 82
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele DOS 1990 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Sep, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Power Play DOS Jun, 1990 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Sep, 1991 8 out of 12 67 Genesis Apr, 2010 6 out of 10 60


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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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