Reviewed by Dyson Turner
Columns was a fun game. Though not as addictive as Tetris
but it had its moments. The graphics were not exactly good,
and the music was ominous and played throughout the game.
Overall a great game for people who loved Tetris, this is
better than any other Tetris clone I ever seen.
There was different color jewels. The same background
throughout the game, so basically the graphics weren't too
good. The graphics are never really a factor in a puzzler
Some Egyptian sounding music played throughout the game
nothing spectacular. It really didn't matter once your were
caught up into the game play. The sound FX were just jewels
dropping and the oh so sweet sound of completing lines and
This game was for 1 or 2 players. The object was to make a
line of 3 jewels of the same color. This wasn't as hard as
Tetris, even when the challenge got fast. You had
combinations as well. Say if you make a line of 3 yellows
then a purple jewel drop creating a line of 3 then more
would drop and that equaled big points. This game was very
addictive when two players were going head to head for some
serious action. The only problem was when you flipped
jewels, which only changed the order in which they dropped.
Unlike Tetris where it made them fit in the slot. The
difficulty on this was medium, in a few hours you probably
will be at least good at in. This game in my opinion was too
easy to master, it only took me a week to max out
everything. Even after you do this it is still addictive,
you still don't want to put it down. There was another mode,
which was like Tetris "B" Mode where you choose the height
for a different type of game. Like other Puzzlers there was
no password save feature.
Overall 9 out of 10
The game was very fun. You can always go back to this one
when your board. It might not be as critically acclaimed as
Tetris but it is still a good challenge and is worth its
weight in gold. The replay value like most good puzzlers is
extremely high. When I pull out my Genesis this is still one
of the first games I play. You won't get tired of this any
time soon, puzzler fans will love it.