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A good alternate title for this one would be Rows - not the kind you have when your wife finds lipstick on your shirt collar, but as an equivalent of Columns. The gameplay is essentially the same - groups of 3 variably-colored blocks fall towards the bottom of a 6x18 grid, and you must arrange them into groups of 3 of the same colour - except that the blocks are grouped horizontally rather than vertically.

Each individual brick falls as far as it can when you place the trio, so they won't necessarily all end up on the same line. Blocks fall as far as possible to fill gaps when lines are completed, so there are never gaps in the arrangement the way you get in Tetris. Each level sets you a target number of lines to form - 4 or 5 in a row count as 2 and 3 lines respectively for this calculation, a lá Klax. Horizontal lines score the least, with diagonals the most lucrative and vertical in between (this change from Columns makes sense considering the different building method).


Stack Up Atari 8-bit Stage number 3 start up
Stack Up Commodore 64 Loading screen
Stack Up ZX Spectrum This level 4 arrangement is tricky - note all the black (unusuable) blocks
Stack Up ZX Spectrum These are on level 3, for example

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Alternate Titles

  • "Zeppelins Stackup" -- Atari 8-bit loading screen title
  • "Stack-Up" -- Alternate in-game spelling
  • "Pillars of Peril" -- 1994 re-release by Celery Software
  • "Levande Tetris" -- Swedish title (Euro Power Pack release)

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Critic Reviews

CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Zero Amiga Oct, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Power Amiga Sep, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Amiga User International Amiga Oct, 1991 69 out of 100 69
Power Play Amiga Oct, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Games-X ZX Spectrum Aug 08, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Sep, 1993 7 out of 12 58
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Sep, 1991 2 out of 5 40
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1991 39 out of 100 39
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Nov, 1991 38 out of 100 38


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