Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo.com - Nintendo 3DS (US):

    Challenge your mind and reflexes. Forget the passage of time.

    Drift back in time to ancient Phoenicia and challenge yourself with Columns, an addictive game played by Middle Eastern Merchants centuries ago. In this mesmerizing pastime, tinker with your riches to align glittering jewels across, down, or diagonally.

    As you line up colors, the gems vanish and more sparklers drop from above. The challenge increases as jewels fall more rapidly. You must quickly align them before the columns reach the top. For additional challenge, try to eliminate the flashing jewel before your time runs out in Flash Columns or take on a friend in local multiplayer!

    With three degrees of difficulty and ten different levels, Columns will challenge a novice to an expert.

    This game is only playable in 2D.

    Contributed by Harmony♥ (9526) on Jul 18, 2016.

www.sega.com – Wii Virtual Console (US):
    Columns
    Test your hand at the ancient Phoenician game of Columns. Multi-colored gems drop from the top of the screen into a pit and it is up to you to quickly arrange the order of the jewels as they fall into lines of three or more. If your gems pile up and reach the top, the game is over.

    Original Release: 1990
    Wii Release: 12/4/06
    ESRB: E

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5060) on Apr 04, 2007.

Back Cover - Genesis European release:
    Drift back to ancient Phoenicia and challenge yourself with Columns, a game favored by ancient merchants. In this mesmerizing pastime, tinker with your riches to align glittering jewels across, down, or diagonally.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75410) on Nov 13, 2003.