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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Game Gear release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.8
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.3
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall User Score (13 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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Sega-16.com (Mar 20, 2017)
Arguably the definitive version of Columns, we can almost hear the waves lapping in the ancient Mediterranean, feel the sun on our skin, and breathe in the cool freshwater breeze. With beautiful imagery even printed on the cartridge and box, Columns is a gem that belongs in every Game Gear collection.
Génération 4 (Nov, 1990)
Plein d'options et surtout particulièrement prenant, Columns est sans aucun doute l'un des meilleurs jeux du genre, et donc un des indispensables de la Game-Gear...
Retro Archives (Aug 23, 2018)
Pensé comme une réponse au Tetris de la Game Boy, Columns sur Game Gear remplit son rôle avec un tel brio qu’on aurait facilement pu croire, en se basant sur ce premier titre, que la portable de SEGA connaitrait un meilleur sort. Non seulement le jeu est largement aussi agréable à pratiquer que sur arcade, mais il dispose en plus d’un contenu étendu qui rend cette version supérieure à l’originale. Parfaitement adapté aux courtes sessions de jeu, le logiciel développé par SEGA se montrera toujours aussi prenant après des dizaines d’heures de pratique: ce qu’on appelle une mission réussie, à tous les niveaux.
Sega Power (Sep, 1992)
Tetris gamestyle and Dr Mario gameplay. Drop the columns of coloured jewels and get three-in-a-row. Mindlessly addictive and with a great Gear-to-Gear two-player option so you can challenge a friend.
Man kann es drehen und wenden, wie man will. Auch auf dem GAME GEAR bleibt COLUMNS ein Geschicklichkeitsspiel der Extraklasse. Für die hauseigene Handheld-Konsole hat sich SEGA mächtig ins Zeug gelegt. Herausgekommen ist eine Version, die den Vergleich mit der exzellenten Mega-Drive-Ausgabe nicht scheuen muß.
Megablast (1992)
Doch wen interessiert schon die Präsentation, wenn der Suchtfaktor stimmt? Und das tut er, vor allem der Zwei-Spieler-Modus bringt hier das Verbindungskabel regelrecht im Glühen!
SEGA-Portal.de (Sep 20, 2009)
Mit seinem anspruchsvollen Spielprinzip und der bunten Grafik hätte Columns das Zeug dazu gehabt, Tetris zu schlagen. Wegen der in hohen Levels aber zu schnellen Spielgeschwindigkeit und dem öden Sound reicht es schlussendlich aber nur für 7 von 10 Punkten. Trotzdem ist Columns aber auf jeden Fall ein Must-Have für jeden Gamegear-Besitzer und Puzzle-Fan.
VideoGame (Jan, 1992)
Shapes and Columns é a versão para Game Gear deste jogo que já foi apresentado nos sistemas Master System e Mega Drive. Pequenas colunas de três itens coloridos com as cores do arco-íris caem uma após a outra. O seu objetivo no jogo original é conseguir juntar três itens da mesma cor na vertical, horizontal ou diagonal, que desaparecerão. Você perde o jogo quando a pilha chega ao topo.
It should be clear, however, that many people find Columns particularly satisfying, and there's no doubt that in normal big-block mode the graphics are large and clear enough to make it an ideal Tube journey's worth of fun, if no much more.
Sega Does (Oct 31, 2016)
Forget the Genesis and Master System: Columns belongs on Game Gear. Not because the Game Gear version is the best version, but because puzzle games and portable systems just work together, like chips and salsa.
The Game Hoard (Nov 20, 2021)
The unique arrangement of the Columns pieces as they enter the play field does demand a close eye for quality matches over easy ones, but the overall challenge of the game seems to struggle to find its sweet spot no matter your skill level. People focused on simple matches will soon learn that they can’t get by with such methods, but players who know the value of diagonal lines and combos will find most options too easy save for the speed level meant to end the game. Original mode Columns thus can’t quite be as infinitely replayable as Tetris, but Flash mode makes up for it with the adjustable row amount making its change in focus a more interesting challenge. A solid Versus concept and serviceable background music help to round out enough decent content that Columns on Game Gear still has something to offer, but the basic play is mostly just decent until it hits whatever specific difficulty wall you’re destined to encounter.

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