Columns

Columns

2013

System
Game Gear
Publisher
SEGA
Developer
SEGA

N/A

Game Rating

User Ratings: 2

Our Review: 7/10

Overview

Number of Players
2
Genre
Puzzle
Release Date

3DS eShop

  • 8th Aug 2012, ¥300 (JPN)
  • 13th Jun 2013, £3.59/€3.99 (UK/EU)
  • 13th Jun 2013, $3.99 (USA)
Series
Columns

Screenshots (4)

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Reviews

  • 25

    3DS eShop / GG

    Review Columns

    Supporting a good time

    Way back in the days when video games in general were often referred to as 'Nintendo' games, a little gem called Tetris was packaged-in with the Game Boy, and it helped catapult the handheld to dominating heights. A couple of years later SEGA released the Game Gear, and in what can only be seen as an attempt to capitalize on...

About The Game

Columns is loosely derived from Tetris, as it involves arranging falling blocks in such a way as to clear them. However, in columns they are groups of 3 same-size but varying color blocks, which must be arranged into sequences of 3 or more, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

Sequences of 4 or 5 count for double or triple points, and diagonal sequences score the most. The real trick is to set up 'combos' - where one line causes other blocks to drop so as to create other lines.

As well as the normal game mode, there is also a 'flash' mode, in which the aim is simply to remove a particular block from the base of the pre-formed pile of bricks. The difficulty of this can be determined by increasing the number of complete rows which are already in place.