Columns is a puzzle video game, first created in 1989 by Jay Geertsen. The early versions of the game were made for several computer platforms, including the Atari ST. In 1990 Jay Geertsen sold the rights of the game to Sega which let to ports of the title to several Sega systems (including arcade).
Columns was one of the many Tetris-like puzzles that appeared after that game's great success in the late 1980s. It takes place inside a tall, rectangular playing area. Columns of three different symbols (such as differently-colored jewels) appear, one at a time, at the top of the well and fall to the bottom, landing either on the floor or on top of previously-fallen "Columns." Gameplay is very similar to that of Tetris. Let's have a look at several versions....
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