Nintendo NES 'Block Out' Prototype ROM Released

Block-Out-Nintendo-NES-PrototypeNearly two years ago one incredibly lucky Reddit user stumbled upon a prototype cartridge of an unreleased Nintendo NES game in Goodwill. After passing through several hands, this unfinished and unreleased copy of Block Out - a three-dimensional take on Tetris - has finally made its way online as a downloadable Nintendo NES ROM.

As expected, this relic of a bygone and unforeseen chapter in our retro gaming past arrives courtesy of The Lost Levels - a website devoted to documenting and releasing unfinished, unreleased and unobtainable retro games. The team behind The Lost Levels recently hooked up with Block Out's current owner, Steve Lin (who paid a massive $2,000 to secure this title), to look towards generously preserving this prototype for all to enjoy.

The results of their combined efforts are well worth your time, as Block Out is quite the puzzler to play - despite being almost identical to its release on countless other platforms. With a whole new dimension to your block spinning and dropping gameplay, Block Out will have you pulling your hair out whilst trying to line up all of the forty one different game pieces.

Block Out (Nintendo NES Prototype) Gameplay

Head on over to The Lost Levels now to download this unreleased title and twist on a puzzle classic.

Link: Download Block Out Nintendo NES ROM


Last Updated ( 03 September 2013 )  

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(Link to this comment) Tyron 2013-09-04 09:53
Wonderful stuff! Too many prototypes to play...still waiting for RE1.5 to be finalised!
(Link to this comment) Cauterize 2013-09-04 17:08
Quoting Tyron:
Wonderful stuff! Too many prototypes to play...still waiting for RE1.5 to be finalised!

Indeed! Aren't we all? :)

Last I heard was that they were adding in force-feedback support - which if anything suggests they're nearly finished.
(Link to this comment) Tyron 2013-09-05 21:01
Quoting Cauterize:
Quoting Tyron:
Wonderful stuff! Too many prototypes to play...still waiting for RE1.5 to be finalised!

Indeed! Aren't we all? :)

Last I heard was that they were adding in force-feedback support - which if anything suggests they're nearly finished.



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