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|Platform(s)||Virtual Console, Sega Genesis|
|Release date(s)|| Sega Genesis/Mega Drive|
NA June 29, 1990
JP June 30, 1990
JP December 2, 2006
NA December 4, 2006
EU December 15, 2006
|Mode(s)||Single-player, Multiplayer (2)|
|Input methods||GameCube Controller, Classic Controller|
|GameIDs||MABP8P, MABJ8P, MABE8P|
Drift back to ancient Phoenicia and challenge yourself with Columns, a game favored by middle eastern merchants. In this mesmerizing pastime, tinker with your riches to align glittering jewels across, down, or diagonally. As you line up colors, the gems vanish and more sparklers drop from above. The challenge increases as the jewels fall more rapidly. You must quickly align them before the columns reach the top. You don't have to be a joystick whiz to excel, even at the hardest levels. Try Flash Columns and make a flashing jewel disappear before time runs out. Enjoy solitary games, or play with a friend. Imagine yourself on the warm Mediterranean coast, or drifting over a languid sea. Forget the passage of time, and tickle your mind with Columns, the brilliant game of strategy and skill.
There are no reported problems with this title.
Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.
|Position 1 (Safe)||Avoid stuttering video|
The graph below charts the compatibility with Columns since Dolphin'srelease, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.
This title has been tested on the environments listed below:
|Windows 7||AMD FX 4130 @ 3.8GHz||AMD Radeon HD 6670||just change cache accuracy to safe||skittyz321|