DescriptionColumns 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.
- "コラムス 対戦モード付き" -- PC-98 title
- "Shapes and Columns" -- Brazilian title
- "コラムス" -- Japanese spelling
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|Génération 4||Nov, 1990||9 out of 10||90|
|Megablast||1992||76 out of 100||76|
|SEGA-Portal.de||Sep 20, 2009||7 out of 10||70|
|VideoGame||Jan, 1992||7 out of 10||70|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Sep, 1991||680 out of 1000||68|
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1001 Video GamesColumns appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
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