Excerpt: In 1990, Sega released a puzzle game to
the Arcades, to its Master and Game Gear systems, and to its flagship
console, the Genesis. This game could be defined as a slightly-modified
clone of the classic Tetris, with the difference being that you must
line up three gems vertically, horizontally or diagonally, in order to
make them disappear, as opposed to filling a horizontal line up with
Excerpt: Ever since I first played Tetris, I have enjoyed puzzle games. As a result, when I got a GCN, I eventually bought a copy of most every puzzle game out for the system (I'm still missing one or two). However, there are so few puzzle games on GCN that, upon getting a Game Boy Player, it was only a matter of time before I bought a puzzle game for it. I had played the original Columns before and loved it, so when I saw this game used in a Gamestop for $10, I couldn't resist.