Columns

a.k.a. Shapes and Columns

created and published by Sega in 1990, running on Master System
type: puzzle
genre: Falling blocks, Match 3, Visual matching
series: Columns
perspective: side view
player options: single player, split-screen
languages: eng
4/5

Official description

Drift back to ancient Phonecia and challenge yourself with Columns, the game played by Middle Eastern merchants centuries ago. This mesmerizing game of skill and chance will test your ability as you manipulate a king's ransom in glittering jewels as they appear on the screen.
Use your controller to line up the colors as the jewels move down your screen. Align them vertically, horizontally or even diagonally to clear the screen and score more points. The more you progress the faster the jewels will fall, making the game progressively more challenging as your skills improve.
With 3 degrees of difficulty and 10 different levels, Columns will be a challenge for a novice to an expert. If you're ready for an additional challenge, try Flash Columns, where you must make the flashing jewel disappear before your time runs out.
Relax and let your mind drift back in time, to the ancient Mediterranean coast. Now you're ready for the challenging game of strategy, skill and just a little luck. Columns... it will challenge your mind, not just your trigger finger!

# 2018-12-24 07:56:41 - official description

Technical specs

display: raster

External reviews (11) - average: 80.6% - median: 85%

review sourceissuedatescore
Aktueller Software Markt (ASM) 9-de461990-1110/1283%
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Amstarfr531991-0114/2070%
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C&VG (Computer & Video Games) 85+uk1101991-0184/10084%
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Electronic Gaming Monthlyus141990-0922/4055%
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Joystickfr121991-0190/10090%
Mean Machinesuk21990-1189/10089%
Player Onefr51991-0185/10085%
Power Playde331990-1263/10063%
Razeuk41991-0290/10090%
Sega Poweruk131990-1293/10093%
Tilt 39-113fr871991-0217/2085%

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