Columns III

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Columns III
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Developer(s) Sega
Composer(s) Morihiko Akiyama
Platform(s) Arcade, Sega Genesis
  • JP: October 15, 1993
  • NA: December 17, 1993
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Cabinet Upright
Arcade system Sega Mega Play
Display Raster, standard resolution (320X224) 32 Colors

Columns III: Revenge of Columns (コラムスIII: 対決!コラムスワールド?, Columns III: Taiketsu! Columns World) is a puzzle arcade game published by Sega in Japan and by Vic Tokai in North America in 1993 as a sequel to Columns II: The Voyage Through Time.


In 2002, Columns III was one of the first Sega titles launched under Sega's short-lived agreement with the RealOne Arcade download service.[1] The Mega Drive version was released on the Wii's Virtual Console download service in Japan on December 11, 2007, in North America on February 4, 2008, and, for the first time in PAL territories, in Europe and Australia on May 2, 2008.


  1. ^ Justin Calvert, “Classic Sega games coming to the PC - News at GameSpot,” GameSpot,

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