Columns

Columns

2006

System
Mega Drive
Publisher
SEGA
Developer
SEGA

5.5

Game Rating

User Ratings: 6

Our Review: 6/10

Overview

Number of Players
2
Genre
Puzzle
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 4th Dec 2006, 800 points (USA)
  • 15th Dec 2006, 800 points (UK/EU)
  • 2nd Dec 2006, 600 points (JPN)
Series
Columns
Controller Support
All

Screenshots (6)

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Reviews

  • 1

    MD

    Review Columns

    Columns is loosely derived from Tetris, as it involves arranging falling blocks in such a way as to clear them.

    Much fuss was made over Columns back when it was first released. Nintendo had just launched its version of Tetris alongside the portable Game Boy, and puzzle games had therefore become a vital element in a console creator's arsenal. Sega quickly pushed Columns onto the marketplace in the..

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.