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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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1001 Video GamesColumns appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
paul cairey (359) added Columns (Genesis) on Nov 05, 2002