Go back in time to a bygone civilization: the ancient world of Phoenicia. There you will play a simple and captivating game where sparkling, rainbow-coloured jewels drop one after another. According to the ancient merchants, by arranging three or more of the same jewels horizontally, vertically or diagonally, you shall perform miracles.
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Release Date: Sep 13, 2010

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Go back in time to a bygone civilization: the ancient world of Phoenicia. There you will play a simple and captivating game where sparkling, rainbow-coloured jewels drop one after another.
According to the ancient merchants, by arranging three or more of the same jewels horizontally, vertically or diagonally, you shall perform miracles.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP or higher
    • Graphics: 32MB or greater graphics card
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0 or greater
    • Hard Drive: 50MB free disc space
    System specs for classic launcher.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP or higher
    • Graphics/CPU: NVidia GeForce GTX 280 or ATI Radeon HD 6630 or equivalent DirectX® 9c or higher 1GB VRam / Intel i3-2100 or AMD Phenom II X4 940 or equivalent dual core CPU
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9c or greater
    • Hard Drive: 50MB free disc space
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Positive (6 reviews)
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Sugi
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHSs7iKy-Eo
Great Tetris Alternative
Until i bought a bundle recently i didn't even know or ever heard what Columns™ was, when i first opened it i realized it was Tetris like a game made by Sega - on the opening title i already was impressed by the very cool retro soundtrack that was definitely quality stuff (Some would deem better than tetris soundtrack). Greek theme gives you some cool vibes

Columns does work bit differently than Tetris the main concept is the same, except all the blocks that will be falling from the sky are actual columns, each of them have their element/color and getting 3 in row horizontally, vertically or diagonically will make them go BOOM and they are gone, pretty simple right?

The game itself doesn't have millions of features, but it does have 2 player support if you want to play it on LAN with let say controller and keyboard or even both. One of the strongest points why i recommend it, is the price - its crazy cheap and its rather good alternative if you like tetris type of games.
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Lt. Labcoat
Posted: July 5, 2013
Haha, Columns. Oh, Columns. I think everyone who's had a Mega Drive has played a Columns game before. It's basically Sega's Tetris.
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Bob
Posted: July 29, 2012
This was the first game I played in the match 3 things the same genre I played and that is pretty much all there is to the game. There is nothing to really give this game longevity and there are so many better alternatives out there now that I wouldn't bother with this one.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHSs7iKy-Eo
Great Tetris Alternative
Until i bought a bundle recently i didn't even know or ever heard what Columns™ was, when i first opened it i realized it was Tetris like a game made by Sega - on the opening title i already was impressed by the very cool retro soundtrack that was definitely quality stuff (Some would deem better than tetris soundtrack). Greek theme gives you some cool vibes

Columns does work bit differently than Tetris the main concept is the same, except all the blocks that will be falling from the sky are actual columns, each of them have their element/color and getting 3 in row horizontally, vertically or diagonically will make them go BOOM and they are gone, pretty simple right?

The game itself doesn't have millions of features, but it does have 2 player support if you want to play it on LAN with let say controller and keyboard or even both. One of the strongest points why i recommend it, is the price - its crazy cheap and its rather good alternative if you like tetris type of games.
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47 of 51 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: July 5, 2013
Haha, Columns. Oh, Columns. I think everyone who's had a Mega Drive has played a Columns game before. It's basically Sega's Tetris.
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5 of 62 people (8%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: July 29, 2012
This was the first game I played in the match 3 things the same genre I played and that is pretty much all there is to the game. There is nothing to really give this game longevity and there are so many better alternatives out there now that I wouldn't bother with this one.
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