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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-88 / PC-98 / X68000 Japanese spelling
- "Shapes and Columns" -- Brazilian title
- "コラムス" -- Game Gear / Genesis / MSX / (TurboGrafx-16 back cover / media) Japanese spelling
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|Retro Archives||Genesis||Aug 23, 2018||18 out of 20||90|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Genesis||1990||90 out of 100||90|
|Retro Archives||SEGA Master System||Aug 23, 2018||17.5 out of 20||88|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Genesis||Oct, 1990||10 out of 12||83|
|Retro Archives||SNES||Aug 23, 2018||16.5 out of 20||82|
|Sega Power||Game Gear||Sep, 1992||80|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Game Gear||Nov, 1990||9.6 out of 12||80|
|IGN||Wii||Dec 05, 2006||7 out of 10||70|
|Nintendo Life||Wii||Dec 05, 2006||60|
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