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Columns II - The Voyage Through Time (c) 1990 Sega.

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


Sega System C hardware

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 8.948862 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM3438 (@ 7.670453 Mhz), SN76496 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 2048

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 1


1. Columns (1990)

2. Columns II - The Voyage Through Time (1990)

3. Columns III - Revenge of Columns (1993)

4. Stack Columns (1994)

5. Super Columns [Model G-3226] (1995, Sega Game Gear)

6. Columns '97 (1997)

7. Hanagumi Taisen Columns - Sakura Wars (1998)

8. Hanagumi Taisen Columns 2 (2000, Sega Dreamcast)

9. Columns Crown (2002, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)


* Consoles :

Sega Saturn (1997, "Columns Arcade Collection")


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.84u6 [Brian Troha]

0.37b9 [David Haywood, Aaron Giles]


- 0.127u8: David Haywood fixed graphic garbage in Columns II.

- 0.102u1: Changed description to 'Columns II: The Voyage Through Time (World)'.

- 0.85: Re-added clone 'Columns II: The Voyage Through Time (Japan)'.

- 0.84u6: Brian Troha added 'Columns II: The Voyage Through Time'. Removed 'Columns II: The Voyage Through Time (Japan)'.

- 0.83: Changed description to 'Columns II: The Voyage Through Time (Japan)'.

- 0.37b10: Changed 68000 CPU1 clock speed to 7670442 Hz and SN76496 to 3579540 Hz.

- 0.37b9: David Haywood and Aaron Giles added 'Columns II - The Voyage Through Time (Japan)' (Sega 1990).

- 15th September 2000: David Haywood submitted a very preliminary Sega C2 driver, currently supporting only Puyo Puyo, Columns and Columns II.

Other Emulators:

* Sega System C2

Recommended Games:


Columns (Mega-Tech)

Columns II - The Voyage Through Time

Columns III (Mega Play)

Stack Columns

Columns 97

Hanagumi Taisen Columns

Romset: 256 kb / 2 files / 117.8 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="column2j" sourcefile="segac2.c" cloneof="columns2" romof="columns2">
              <description>Columns II: The Voyage Through Time (Japan)</description>
              <rom name="epr-13361.ic32" size="131072" crc="b54b5f12" sha1="4d7fbae7d9bcadd433ebc25aef255dc43df611bc" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="epr-13360.ic31" size="131072" crc="a59b1d4f" sha1="e9ee315677782e1c61ae8f11260101cc03176188" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="8948862"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM3438" clock="7670453"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="snsnd" name="SN76496" clock="3579545"/>
              <display tag="megadriv" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="COINAGE" mask="15">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="7"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="9"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit, 5/3, 6/4" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit, 4/3" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="15" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit, 5/6" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit, 4/5" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit, 2/3" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="14"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="13"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="11"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play (if Coin B too) or 1/1" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="COINAGE" mask="240">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="112"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="144"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit, 5/3, 6/4" value="80"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit, 4/3" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="240" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit, 5/6" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit, 4/5" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit, 2/3" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="224"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="208"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="176"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="160"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play (if Coin A too) or 1/1" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="VS. Mode Credits/Match" tag="DSW" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flash Mode Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="48" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="2048"/>

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