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Main data
Romset and name:
blockout3 Block Out (Europe and Oceania)
Manufacturer:
Technos Japan / California Dreams
Year:
Genre:
Puzzle
Category:
Puzzle / Drop
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
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AntoPISA BestGame:
-
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
320x240@57.444853 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68000, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
OKI MSM6295 ADPCM, Speaker, Yamaha YM2151 OPM
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.213 released on sep-04 2019
Last release:
Mame 0.213 released on sep-04 2019
Clone of:
blockout Block Out (set 1)
Bios:
Not required
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Use sample of:
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Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
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Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • NOTICE: These are informations from parent game blockout - Block Out (set 1)
    This Arcade Video game was published 30 years ago:

    Block Out © 1989 Technos Japan Corp.

    Block Out is a 1-player or a simultaneous 2 players competitive game of unique dimensional action and strategy.
    As the blocks drop one-by-one into the three-dimensional pit, rotate them by using the three buttons and joystick. Once the player has decided on the the rotation of the block, use the button to drop the block into place. The objective is to place the blocks into the pit without leaving any empty spaces. Once this is achieved, the layers without empty spaces, will disappear.

    The player begins the game by selecting a starting stage. Game start level select can be chosen from stages 1, 5, 10, 15, or 20. There is a total of 100 stages in the game and as the players progress through the game, the stages get more and more difficult.
    Each stage has a certain number of layers (faces) that must be erased. Once these faces are erased, the player will move on to the next stage. The less blocks the players has left in the pit at the end of the stage, the more points are awarded.

    In addition to the one player mode, Block Out offers a competitive simultaneous two player mode. The split screen effect gives each player their own pit with which to play in. They compete against each other in the race to erase the faces. As one player erases a face, that face will be added to the opponent's pit, making their pit rise. This allows less room to work. There are two ways to win in the 2-player mode:
    1) Force the opponent to the top of their pit and out of the game
    or
    2) Erase 21 faces first.

    TECHNICAL
    Game ID: TA-0029

    Main CPU: Motorola 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 8 Khz)

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 4

    TRIVIA
    Block Out was released in October 1989.

    The name 'Block Out' is actually a trademark of Kadon Enterprises.

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    If the player can erase all of the blocks in the pit, this will make a 'block out'. The player will get additional points for the 'block out' and the difficulty within that stage will decrease.

    STAFF
    Developed by California Dreams.

    Producer: Yoshihisa Kishimoto

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Nintendo Famicom (1990) "3D Block" (Unlicensed)
    Sega Mega Drive (1991)
    Sega Genesis (1991)
    [JP] Sony Playstation (1995) "Geom Cube [Model SLPS-00007]"
    [US] Sony Playstation (1995) "Geom Cube [Model SLUS-00024]"

    • HANDHELDS:
    Atari Lynx (1990) "Block Out [Model PA2056]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    Commodore C64 (1989)
    Atari ST (1989)
    Commodore Amiga (1989)
    PC [MS-DOS] (1989)

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=286&o=2
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Data updated on september 21 2019


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