Description of Blockout
In this first official Tetris variant that was not published by Spectrum Holobyte, you must rotate the blocks in 3D in order to fit them on the bottom of the grid. Advanced users can play this game with odd three-dimensional pieces. Trixter said it all in his solid capsule review of the game:
"A very fast and capable simulation, it solved the problem of hidden surfaces by displaying each block as a wireframe before dropping it down. Blockout is also very configurable. You can rotate blocks forward and backward along the x, y, and z axis (although all you really need is the x and y axis), and you can specify how many levels deep or high/wide when you play. A seperate high score is kept for each configuration for fairness. Support for multiple graphics modes is also well done, making Blockout playable on almost any machine. My only complaint with Blockout is that there's no way to see empty spaces underneath the top layer. This is a hard problem to solve visually, so I'm not really blaming the designers (who did a great job). I guess I'm just lamenting my own memory's inability to keep track of 4 or 5 stacks of blocks. :-)"
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jlivingstonsg 2020-09-15 0 point DOS version
What do you think?
Master of Science in Engineering Physics
M.Sc. Magnus 2020-02-10 0 point
I made a Youtube on how to play it.
Here you can rank yourself globaly.
I am "MagI" at rank 30 on that level called "Out of control"
Mr Vampire 2019-02-04 0 point Commodore 64 version
Played this a bit back in the day. 3D Tetris from above. I was not good at this.
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