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Main data
Romset and name:
mp_col3 Columns III (Mega Play)
Short name:
Columns III
Manufacturer:
Year:
Genre:
Puzzle
Category:
Puzzle / Drop
Serie:
Driver source:
Language:
English
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Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
50 to 60 (Not Good Enough)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
1,280x224@59.922742 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68000, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
Sega 315-5246 SMS2 VDP, Sega 315-5313 Megadrive VDP, Sega VDP PSG, Speaker, YM2612 OPN2
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.100u2 released on sep-22 2005
Last release:
Mame 0.226 released on oct-28 2020
Clone of:
-
Bios:
megaplay Mega Play BIOS
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
IMPERFECT
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Imperfect
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Unsupported
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  • Sega Mega Play cart. published 27 years ago:

    Columns III - Revenge of Columns © 1993 Sega.

    Align 3 or more items of the same colour vertically, horizontally or diagonally.

    TECHNICAL
    Runs on the Sega "Mega Play" hardware.

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way Joystick
    Buttons: 3
    → [A] Rotate, [B] Crush Bar Attack, [C] Rotate

    TRIVIA
    This game is known in Japan as 'Columns III - Taiketsu! Columns World' (translates from Japanese as 'Columns III - Showdown! Columns World').

    UPDATES
    The US version is completely different:
    • "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen added.
    • "Recycle It, Don't Trash It!" screen added.
    • Sega Logo screen is shown during attract mode.
    • More dip-switches.

    SCORING
    Your score will increase every time you clear a set of jewels.

    SERIES
    • Columns (1990, Arcade)
    • Columns II - The Voyage Through Time (1990, Arcade)
    • Columns III - Revenge of Columns (1993, Arcade)
    • Stack Columns (1994, Arcade)
    • Super Columns [Model G-3226] (1995, Game Gear)
    • Columns '97 [Model 610-0373-20] (1997, Arcade)
    • Hanagumi Taisen Columns - Sakura Taisen (1998, Arcade)
    • Hanagumi Taisen Columns 2 (2000, Dreamcast)
    • Columns Crown (2002, GBA)

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Sega Mega Drive (1994)

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=4573&o=2
    Informations provided by © Alexis Bousiges
    Informations provided by Contribute to the translation
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Data updated on october 29 2020


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