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Block Out Block Out - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Block Out - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

A 3-D puzzle game where different shaped blocks are rotated and arranged while they fall down inside a grid-mapped well. Completing a solid grid level eliminates those blocks, while others stack up towards you. The game has New Age-type background music and an ominous, talking Max Headroom-like character.

Block Out was produced by Technos in 1989.

Technos released 28 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1982. Technos was based in United States.

Other machines made by Technos during the time period Block Out was produced include: U.S Championship V'Ball, V'Ball, Championship V'Ball, China Gate, Double Dragon II The Revenge, WWF Super Stars, Combatribes The, Double Dragon 3 The Rosetta Stone, Nintendo World Cup, and WWF WrestleFest

Specs

Name Block Out
Developer Technos (United States)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7159
Class Wide Release
Genre Puzzle
Monitor
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Block Out Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Block Out KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.35 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.20

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 1.00

Technical Rating: 4.50

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 5.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Trivia

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

Miscellaneous

LICENSOR: California Games

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Block Out Census

There are 14,838 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,922 machines (6,919 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 51 known instances of this machine owned by Block Out collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. 8 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 38 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Block Out machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Block Out circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 18 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

Flyers

Manuals

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BLOCK OUT JAMMA BOARD! RARE TESTED WORKS

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$100.00

BLOCK OUT JAMMA BOARD! SUPER RARE WORKS GREAT CLEAN PCB!

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$119.99

Original Authentic Block Out New / Old Stock Marquee 1989 Technos

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$34.95

Block Out ARCADE/PINBALL Manual (SEE PHOTOS)

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$9.99

Working Original Block Out Technos arcade board PCB C84 Jamma

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$165.00

Original Block Out Technos arcade video game manual

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$16.49

23.5-6 3/8” original Block Out plexiglass arcade game sign marquee C18

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$55.00

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