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Third game in the Columns series. In this fast-paced puzzle mayhem, your goal is to arrange three or more jewels of the same colour horizontally, vertically or diagonally to remove them from the playing screen. While the jewels are falling, you can change the order of their colours. In the Arcade, Versus, and Time Trial modes, you can test your skills against an opponent, a clock, or a specific task such as removing a particular jewel. New features include a rising bar that can be used to annoy opponents and magical items that have strategic value to alter the outcome mid-game.


Columns III: Revenge of Columns Genesis Select play mode, single or multi player
Columns III: Revenge of Columns Genesis Use special attacks against the opponent
Columns III: Revenge of Columns Genesis Progress map, and cutsie characters
Columns III: Revenge of Columns Genesis Match 3 of any color

Alternate Titles

  • "コラムスⅢ 対決!コラムスワールド" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Columns III: Taiketsu! Colums World" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Game Players Jun, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Mega Fun Jun, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Apr, 1994 7.4 out of 10 74
Video Games Jun, 1994 72 out of 100 72
IGN Feb 13, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55 Jan 25, 2007 4 out of 10 40


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Freeware release

In December 2003, this game was re-released for free in the SEGA Classics series on the RealArcade Player.
Sciere (377365) added Columns III: Revenge of Columns (Genesis) on Jan 25, 2004
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