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Columns scoring rules
« on: January 09, 2014, 12:50:08 pm »
Does anyone know the scoring rules for the game Columns (originally for the Game Gear, perhaps?) or know where I could find such info?

Edit: so I made up my own rules (still need to balance it). Beta available at http://www.hpmuseum.org/forum/thread-396.html

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Re: Columns scoring rules
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014, 01:41:14 pm »
3 (or more) in a row tetris style game

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Re: Columns scoring rules
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 01:57:09 pm »
3 (or more) in a row tetris style game

That much I already knew. But how are points given when you make more than 3? For example, you could theoretically get 5 in a column or row or diagonal, or even a combination of all three for up to 19 blocks in a single combo if you set up your columns just right. So for each additional block, is there some multiplier?

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Re: Columns scoring rules
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2014, 01:04:32 am »
Hmm I sadly didn't play long enough to learn the rules, but I would definitively love to see this on the Prime. :)
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Re: Columns scoring rules
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014, 03:17:37 am »
Can't really check right now, (browsing on my cellphone is a pain)but maybe check gamefaqs.com, wikipedia, or see if there's a vid on youtube.

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Re: Columns scoring rules
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 01:16:06 pm »
I played this game on my step sister Game Gear some time ago. Very fun to play, but the problem with this game is that I've never found a way to actually loose ^^

Why not creating your own scoring rules ? Nobody will complain if it's not exactly like the original I guess.

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Re: Columns scoring rules
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2014, 04:55:40 pm »
Yeah, I've gone ahead and done just that. Just a few more subroutines and I should have a working version.

Edit: working version available here: http://www.hpmuseum.org/forum/thread-396.html
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Re: Columns scoring rules
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2014, 09:48:01 pm »
Woah, with a little bit of search I managed to find the original assembly source code for columns! Not sure if it is worth my time to learn a new set of assembly instructions just to learn a scoring system lol... but anything is probably better than what I already implemented.

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Re: Columns scoring rules
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2014, 10:07:06 pm »
Cool for which platform ?

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Re: Columns scoring rules
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Re: Columns scoring rules
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2014, 12:11:06 am »
I should check if the local retro stores have this game at one point. I might grab a copy if it's not too expensive, since I like collecting retro games.

Anyway good to hear you found the original assembly! :) That said it isn't too bad if you modify some stuff, though. After all, originality is always good ;)
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Re: Columns scoring rules
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2014, 09:52:48 am »
Is it downloadable anywhere else than HP museum ? Last time I tried to create an account there I couldn't.
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Re: Columns scoring rules
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2014, 10:59:28 am »
I have attached it to this reply.


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Re: Columns scoring rules
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2014, 11:01:22 am »
whoa, i remember the gamegear
i thought the only good games were the sonic the hedgehog games
it was basically a brick that could play games
and the batteries died so often  :P


such good memories  ;D

EDIT: and sorry, i can't help you becuz i never heard of this game
i'm just here for the nostalgia :3
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Re: Columns scoring rules
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2014, 11:12:06 am »
I have attached it to this reply.

Thank you :)