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Columns II: The Voyage Through Time

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Available on:Nintendo SwitchOct 17, 2019

Developer: SEGA

Genres: Arcade, Puzzle

The classic puzzle game Columns II returns in SEGA AGES for Nintendo Switch. Match jewels, fossils, and disks as you jump through time! Control the falling pieces and aim for three-in-a-row to clear the screen before they stack to the top! Switch between multiple game modes, like Flash Columns where you target flashing jewels and unlock secret Jewel Case characters, or Versus Columns where you challenge your friends. Want to level up your game? Challenge online mode to encounter players from all over the world! SEGA AGES Columns II brings back its fun and exciting puzzle gameplay in its beloved retro form for both old and new fans alike.

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Columns’ gameplay is simple, addictive, and largely fun, but it’s also quite a challenge. Despite loss after loss, Columns and Columns II are fun to go back to and try again, just see if I could top my last score.

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This is a perfectly average, competent, fun puzzle game that was very fun to play for a few hours and nothing more beyond that. It doesn't revolutionize the puzzle genre in any way, but it was a good experience while it lasted. And like with any Sega Ages title, the added content makes this the best version of the game yet.

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Though both One and Three of the trilogy have been widely available for a considerable time, Columns II is likely the most unique of the trio, and now upon a western release offers not only the original in all its splendour but a fun puzzler sequel to its own merit. Enjoyable for curious puzzler newcomers and genre veterans alike, even if a little simplistic for the latter crowd.

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Sega Ages: Columns II contains much more than its title would suggest. If you enjoy retro puzzlers, you'll sink hours into this release as it contains plenty of fantastic content that showcases the addictive core gameplay beautifully.

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