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
Part of the Following Groups
|More colourful than tetris||emmamomocat (30)|
|Columns--a so-so kind of game||paul cairey (323)|
The Press Says
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Nov, 1990||11 out of 12||92|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||1990||90 out of 100||90|
|1UP!||May 18, 2009||87 out of 100||87|
|The Video Game Critic||Jan 31, 2001||B+||83|
|Power Play||Sep, 1990||77 out of 100||77|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||Nov, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
|All Game Guide||1999||70|
|Sega-16.com||Jul 31, 2004||3 out of 10||30|
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|distinctive music||2||雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (52489)
Aug 20, 2013
|AI rating||2||joyvalley (148933)
Dec 26, 2010
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