Stack Columns

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Stack Columns
System(s): Sega System C2
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Puzzle

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (System C2)
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Stack Columns (スタックコラムス) is an entry in the Columns series, released for Sega System C arcade hardware in 1994.

Stack Columns was never ported to a home platform, though was re-released as part of the Columns Arcade Collection pack for the Sega Saturn.


Gameplay in Stack Columns is mostly identical to that seen in "regular" Columns, however with a stronger focus on competitive play. Stack Columns introduces the Crush Bar from Columns III, now called the "Stack." If the beginner mode is not chosen, the Stack is built up after combos. Pressing B when a stack is present allows you to "attack" an enemy, causing that pile to rise close to the top. The higher the stack, the more damage is done.

Production credits

In-game high score table

Physical scans

System C, JP
"Top" instructions
"Long" instructions
Instuction card(s)


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 Jewel (2005) | Columns Deluxe (2008) | Jewelpet Kira Kira Mahou no Housekibako (2009) | Sega Ages Columns II (2019)
Columns (Mame Game) (1997) | Columns (Pocket Boy) (1997) | Columns for Zaurus (2001) | Columns for Clié (2002)
Unlicensed Columns games
Sega Master System
Super Columns (1990)
Columns Related Media
(1997) | (2000)