columns2 Columns II: The Voyage Through Time (World)


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 Description 
Romset name: columns2.zip
Production year: 1990
Manufacturer: Sega

Game genre: Puzzle
Category: Puzzle / Drop

This machine has the following clones:
 • Columns II: The Voyage Through Time (Japan)

 Emulation 
This machine works in MAME This machine works in MAME

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Good
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Not supported

In MAME since version: .037b09

The MAME driver of this machine is: segac2.cpp - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    NameTypeClock
    M68000 ("maincpu")cpu 8948862 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    YM3438 ("ymsnd")audio 7670453 Hz
    SN76496 ("snsnd")audio 3579545 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 256 x 224 @ 60.000000 Hz

  • Number of players: 2P Simultaneous
  • Controllers [Show details]

    Type:
      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 1

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    NameValue
    Coin A4 Coins/1 Credit
     3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit, 5/3, 6/4
     2 Coins/1 Credit, 4/3
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit, 5/6
     1 Coin/1 Credit, 4/5
     1 Coin/1 Credit, 2/3
     2 Coins/3 Credits
     1 Coin/2 Credits
     1 Coin/3 Credits
     1 Coin/4 Credits
     1 Coin/5 Credits
     1 Coin/6 Credits
     Free Play (if Coin B too) or 1/1
    Coin B4 Coins/1 Credit
     3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit, 5/3, 6/4
     2 Coins/1 Credit, 4/3
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit, 5/6
     1 Coin/1 Credit, 4/5
     1 Coin/1 Credit, 2/3
     2 Coins/3 Credits
     1 Coin/2 Credits
     1 Coin/3 Credits
     1 Coin/4 Credits
     1 Coin/5 Credits
     1 Coin/6 Credits
     Free Play (if Coin A too) or 1/1
    CabinetUpright
     Cocktail
    Demo SoundsOff
     On
    VS. Mode Credits/Match1
     2
     3
     4
    Flash Mode DifficultyEasy
     Normal
     Hard
     Hardest
    UnusedOff
     On
    UnusedOff
     On

  • ROMs (2 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    epr-13363.ic32131072c99e4ffd 67981aa08c8a625af35dd7689011364159cf9194 good columns2
    epr-13362.ic31131072394e2419 d4f726b32cf301d0d52611237b83177e69bfaf71 good columns2


    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


 Information 
HISTORY

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


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


- TECHNICAL -


Sega System C hardware


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 8.948862 Mhz)

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


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 1


- TRIVIA -


Columns II was released in August 1990 in Japan.


- SERIES -


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)


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Sega Saturn (1997, "Columns Arcade Collection")


- SOURCES -


Game's rom.



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Cleopatra Fortune Plus (GDL-0012)
Cleopatra Fortune (Ver 2.1J 1996/09/05)
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Gunpey (Japan)
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Pnickies (Japan 940608)
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Chiudi Lista

Warning: information in history.dat can differ from the ones present in the rest of the page (taken from MAME) as they come from a different source

 MAMEINFO.DAT 
Information on columns2

0.84u6 [Brian Troha]

0.37b9 [David Haywood, Aaron Giles]


WIP:

- 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.


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* Sega System C2

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