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7.4
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Score Breakdown Based on 519 ratings
  1. 10 (62)
  2. 9 (94)
  3. 8 (145)
  4. 7 (126)
  5. 6 (41)
  6. 5 (18)
  7. 4 (7)
  8. 3 (5)
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  • Review Score:8.5

    Packaged as part of the original Sega CD offering, this is perhaps the best of the Tetris knockoffs. This game is so simple, yet gets so frantic and fast-paced that you have fun without even trying. Head-to-head play was... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.2

    Anathor game that was worth playing in the 90's

    Columns was somthing worth playing on your Mega Drive before DR Robotnix's Mean Bean Machine which was a look alike version of Columns, where your mostly making the more colour jewels expolde a three line of Red gems tha... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.4

    A pretty fun puzzle game for the late 16-bit system. Highly addictive.

    Gameplay: This is like your Tetris game, except with 2P battle and extra modes. You basically combine different jewels to match them and make them disappear. This is common in many puzzle games. After eliminating a ce... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.2

    Possibly the most addicting games ever.

    Columns is a puzzle game much like Tetris. With Comuns you have to match up the Gems to make them vanish and earn yourself points. There are a 2 different play modes, Arcade and Flash. In Arcade you just play as long ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    It was a fun,jewelled up puzzle game for it's time.

    I guess you could say Columns was Sega's answer to Tetris and I think it's a good one too.The objective of this game is to line up 3 of the same colored jewels in a vertical or diagonal pattern to make them disappear... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    Simple Puzzle game with really nice graphics

    Columns is a simple puzzle game, all you have to do is align 3 or more of the same colour gems in a row or diagonally and they disappearing, score you points. The more you do this, the more difficult the game gets. The g... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    Beweled would be nothing without this game.

    I still play this game to this day. It's just such a massively addictive game. It's logic at it's finest and I honestly think that another should be created for the generation of now. I did prefer the SMS version to t... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.7

    A simple classic puzzle game from the Genesis era. Download it if you like puzzles or are a fan of the Columns series.

    Columns: Columns is a puzzle game. Your objective is to line up columns of gems in rows of the matching gems. You clear lines by matching up the gems by color. Line up the same color of gems horizontally, vertically, ... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    This game has aged slightly worse than Tetris, but not as much as you might think

    Columns had only one thing going for it back in the day, albeit a very important one: it was the Genesis' Tetris. Over the years, Columns became the base for Puyo Puyo, Super Puzzle Fighter and a buch of other puzzlers. ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.7

    Simply what a puzzle game should be.

    The puzzle genre has been dead for some years, its a relic from simpler times. Its a genre that can not compete with action-packed blockbusters that grace our consoles currently. But every now and then taking some time o... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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