Home Sega Mega Drive Sega Mega Drive: Columns

Insert-Disk.com Store!

Welcome to the Insert-Disk.com retro games store!

Image Highlight

nba jam te game play.jpg

Whos Online

We have 9 guests online

Share This Page

Sega Mega Drive: Columns PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 4

Year: 1990
Genre: Puzzle
Players: 2
Our Rating: 5/10


Mini Review

Columns is regarded as one of the most identifiable games of the Sega Mega Drive. Nintendo had Tetris, Sega had Columns. Everything about the game seems to be plagiarised from other puzzle games. The general idea is to match sets of three gems in to a column to make them dissapear. This can be made either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. There’s not too much to complain about in the area of game play. The rules are simple and the game does speed up to add greater difficultly.

The problem lies in its unoriginality. Stacking the gems seems more like a chore than a game. After a while it doesn’t even seem like a game. Right from the get go is obvious that this game wants to be Tetris but can’t get closer without infringing copyrights. I think that I never really had a love of this game when I was younger so I lack the nostalgia factor of it now. If you liked this game in the 1990’s there’s a good chance that you might like to revisit it. However, I don’t feel that you would be missing much if you missed this one. Games like Columns are a dime a dozen these days.



Columns: Title Screen

Columns: Game Play

Columns: Sega Mega Drive Cartridge

Columns: Sega Mega Drive Manual

Columns: Sega Mega Drive Cover

Sega Mega Drive: Columns
English Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Basque Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Croatian Czech Danish Dutch Estonian Filipino Finnish French Galician Georgian German Greek Haitian Creole Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swahili Swedish Thai Turkish Ukrainian Urdu Vietnamese Welsh Yiddish