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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 Apple IIgs Placing a 3D Piece
Blockout PC-98 This is how the game looks when set to LCD display mode
Blockout Genesis Select Screen
Blockout Genesis Game Over

Promo Images

Blockout Magazine Advertisement
Blockout Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

The Tetris innovation to beat. DOS Trixter (9111)
3D Tetris on a Portable Lynx FireHorsePrime (23)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Jul, 1991 86 out of 100 86
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele DOS 1990 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1990 4 out of 5 80
Power Play Genesis Aug, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Lynx Jul, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Power Play DOS Jun, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Retro Archives Apple IIgs Jul 21, 2020 14.5 out of 20 72
Retro Archives DOS Jul 21, 2020 14 out of 20 70
Raze Genesis Oct, 1991 69 out of 100 69
Pixel-Heroes.de Genesis Apr, 2010 6 out of 10 60

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Best 3D Tetris ever 1 Magnus Ivarsson (2)
Aug 24, 2020
Best 3D Tetris ever 1 Magnus Ivarsson (2)
Jun 10, 2020

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
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