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Average Player Score Based on 517 ratings
7.4
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Score Breakdown Based on 517 ratings
  1. 10 (60)
  2. 9 (94)
  3. 8 (146)
  4. 7 (126)
  5. 6 (41)
  6. 5 (18)
  7. 4 (7)
  8. 3 (5)
  9. 2 (4)
  10. 1 (17)

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  • User Rating 8.5

    Rated on June 16, 2004 by jekyll

    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. H...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.2

    Anathor game that was worth playing in the 90's

    Rated on May 28, 2007 by benleslie5

    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 ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.4

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

    Rated on March 01, 2005 by SegaBeat

    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. Af...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2

    Possibly the most addicting games ever.

    Rated on November 01, 2006 by CLeRKSfan4life

    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 yo...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

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

    Rated on November 12, 2010 by ZanarkandTidus

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Simple Puzzle game with really nice graphics

    Rated on September 24, 2008 by rikhan_z

    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 ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Beweled would be nothing without this game.

    Rated on October 15, 2007 by Kyran87

    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 ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 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.

    Rated on December 11, 2006 by Juno54

    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 horizo...

    7 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

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

    Rated on December 27, 2006 by noelveiga

    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...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7

    Simply what a puzzle game should be.

    Rated on December 29, 2006 by e10mgs

    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 the...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.