Columns

Average Rating: 5.86/10
Video Game Rank: 5369
SEGA Genesis Rank: 142
NES Rank: 186
SEGA Master System Rank: 55
SEGA Game Gear Rank: 36
Windows Rank: 2185
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Video Game: Columns
Columns
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Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console (Game Gear) edition
Rel Date: 2012-08-08
Publisher: SEGA Corporation
Nintendo 3DS
Developer: SEGA Corporation
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: CERO: A (All ages), ESRB: E, OFLC(AU): G / ACB: G, PEGI: 3+more»
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Windows Downloadable edition
Rel Date: 2010-09-13
Publisher: SEGA Corporation
Windows
Developer: SEGA Corporation
Media: Downloadable Content
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Rating: PEGI: 3+
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Europen Game Gear edition
Rel Date: 1991-04-26
Publisher: SEGA Corporation
SEGA Game Gear
Developer: SEGA Corporation
Media: Cartridge
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Video Game: Columns
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Japanese Game Gear edition
Rel Date: 1990-10-06
Publisher: SEGA Corporation
SEGA Game Gear
Developer: SEGA Corporation
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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North American Game Gear edition
Rel Date: 1990-10-06
Publisher: SEGA Corporation
SEGA Game Gear
Developer: SEGA Corporation
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Region: 
Rating: 
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North American Genesis edition
Rel Date: 1990-06-30
Publisher: SEGA Corporation
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Developer: SEGA Corporation
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Region: North America
Rating: (Not Rated)
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North American Sega Master System edition
Rel Date: 1990-06-01
Publisher: SEGA Corporation
SEGA Master System
Developer: SEGA Corporation
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Brazilian Sega Game Gear Cartridge edition
Rel Date: 1990-01-01
Publisher: SEGA Corporation
SEGA Game Gear
Developer: SEGA Corporation
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Brazilian Sega Master System Cartridge edition
Rel Date: 1990-01-01
Publisher: SEGA Corporation
SEGA Master System
Developer: SEGA Corporation
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Brazilian Sega Mega Drive Cartridge edition
Rel Date: 1990-01-01
Publisher: SEGA Corporation
SEGA Genesis
Developer: SEGA Corporation
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Description Edit | History

The game takes place inside a tall, rectangular playing area, as in Tetris. Columns of three different symbols (such as differently-colored jewels) appear, one at a time, at the top of the well and fall to the bottom, landing either on the floor or on top of previously-fallen "Columns" in 1990 - Sega Genesis and 1992 - Game Gear.

Whilst a column is falling, the player can move it left and right, and can also cycle the positions of the symbols within it.

If, after a column has fallen, there are three or more of the same symbols connected in a straight line horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, those symbols disappear. The pile of columns then settles under gravity. If this causes three or more other symbols to become aligned, they also disappear and the pile settles again. This process repeats as many times as necessary. It is not uncommon for this to happen three or four times in a row - it often happens by accident when the well is becoming crowded. If the well fills beyond the top of the screen, the game ends.

Occasionally, a special column called the Magic Jewel appears. The Magic Jewel flashes with different colors and when it lands, it destroys all the jewels with the same color as the one underneath it.

Like Tetris, the columns fall at a faster rate as the player progresses. The goal of the game is to play for as long as possible before the well fills up with symbols.

Source: Wikipedia, "Columns," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 5369
SEGA Genesis Rank: 142
NES Rank: 186
SEGA Master System Rank: 55
SEGA Game Gear Rank: 36
Windows Rank: 2185
Nintendo 3DS Rank: 200
Num Ratings: 50
Average Rating: 5.86 Ratings Breakdown
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