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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 Genesis 3-D Mania
Blockout Genesis Funny-shaped block
Blockout Genesis Game Over
Blockout Genesis Title

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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

There are no reviews for the Genesis release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Critic Reviews

Entertainment Weekly Aug 27, 2008 A 100
Consoles Plus Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Play Time Oct, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Video Games Sep, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Aug, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Raze Oct, 1991 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1991 8 out of 12 67 Apr, 2010 6 out of 10 60 Jan 05, 2009 2 out of 10 20


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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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Katakis | カタキス (41035) added Blockout (Genesis) on Apr 28, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Olivier Masse (450), Lars Norpchen (82), Kabushi (230052), Martin Smith (66827), Eli Tomlinson (2515), vedder (46479) and Katakis | カタキス (41035)