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Romset and name:
mt_cols Columns (Mega-Tech)
Short name:
Columns
Manufacturer:
Year:
Genre:
Puzzle
Category:
Puzzle / Drop
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
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:
-
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
256x224@59.922738 Hz, CRT 15kHz, 2 schermi
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 0.82 released on may-06 2004
Last release:
Mame 0.227 released on dec-31 2020
Clone of:
-
Bios:
megatech Mega-Tech
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Use sample of:
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Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
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GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
PRELIMINARY
Emulation:
Preliminary
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Unsupported
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  • Sega Mega-Tech cart. published 30 years ago:

    Columns © 1990 Sega.

    The rules are simple. A column of 3 square pieces stacked one on top of the other is dropped into the play area. The player can move this piece left and right as it falls (as in "Tetris"), but cannot rotate it. Instead, pressing a button will cause the order of the blocks to shift by one position.

    The object of the game is to place columns at the bottom of the pit in such a way that lines of 3 or more same-coloured blocks are created (either horizontally, vertically or diagonally). When this happens, these blocks disappear, and any blocks resting upon them immediately fall in accordance to gravity. Often this will cause additional lines to be arranged, producing a cascade effect. The key to a long game (and therefore a high score) is to set up these cascades.

    TECHNICAL
    Runs on the "Mega-Tech System" hardware.
    Cartridge ID: 610-0239-36

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Nintendo Wii (2006, "Virtual Console")

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=3434&o=2
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