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Columns Deluxe is a game for iOS developed by Sega and released exclusively in the US and Europe sometime in 2007 or 2008. It was removed from sale on iTunes in 2015. Excluding rereleases of older titles, it is the most recent entry in the Columns series.
There are two games to play: Columns (with Columns III rules, but replacing the 30-point score with a rising meter and removing flashing gems) and Puyo Pop (with Puyo Puyo Tsuu rules). In fact, the presence of Puyo Pop throughout the game (Carbuncle scattered around the main menu; Puyo etched into the stone background of Columns mode) makes this as much of a Puyo Puyo game as a Columns game.
Both games can be either played in a 10-round against-the-computer mode or in an endless mode. There are also two control modes: "Accelerometer On," where tilting the device moves blocks, and "Accelerometer Off," where the screen is separated into regions that determine what the block does when tapped.
|Games in the Columns Series|
|Columns (1990) | Columns II: The Voyage Through Time (1990) | Columns III: Revenge of Columns (1993) | Stack Columns (1994) | Super Columns (1995) | Columns '97 (1996) | Hanagumi Taisen Columns (1997) | Columns Arcade Collection (1997) | Columns GB: Tezuka Osamu Characters (1999) | Hanagumi Taisen Columns 2 (2000) | Columns Crown (2001) | Columns Deluxe (2008) | Columns Jewel (2011)|
|Columns (Mame Game) (1997) | Columns (Pocket Boy) (1997)|
|Columns Related Media|
|Columns・Columns II (1991)|
|Hanagumi Taisen Columns Official Guide (1997) | Hanagumi Taisen Columns 2 Perfect Guide (2000)|