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Columns Crown (Game Boy Advance)

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Description

Princess Dazzle, on the verge of becoming the Queen of the land, has entrusted you to find the missing gems from the Columns Crown, the symbol of her sovereignty.

There are 24 gems to collect in the game. To find them, you must complete certain elements of each of the games modes. These include the basic Survival Mode, where you must remove as many gems from the playing field as possible; Versus Mode has you battling a range of thieves in one-on-one Columns games; and Flash Columns has you attempting to remove the flashing gem from an already packed field of gems in a limited amount of time.

The aim of the game is simple. In the style of Tetris, the playing field fills up with magic gems, each of varying colour. Match 3 or more of the gems and they will disappear. The more you remove in Survival mode, the higher your end ranking becomes.

The magic gems themselves can be found by defeating the thieves in VS mode, getting as far as possible in Survival mode (and collecting as high a ranking as possible) or completing Flash Columns mode.

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Columns Crown Game Boy Advance Survival Mode: Jade is getting a little nervous
Columns Crown Game Boy Advance Character select interface
Columns Crown Game Boy Advance Main menu
Columns Crown Game Boy Advance Title Screen (US)

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The Press Says

SegaFan.com Feb 16, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
GamePro (US) Feb 12, 2002 4 out of 5 80
GameSpy May 31, 2002 75 out of 100 75
NintendoWorldReport Feb 24, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN Feb 25, 2002 7.2 out of 10 72
Game Freaks 365 2002 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Feb, 2002 6.9 out of 10 69
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Sega-16.com May 03, 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 20, 2001 11 out of 20 55

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Kartanym (10777) added Columns Crown (Game Boy Advance) on Mar 21, 2003