Columns GB: Tezuka Osamu Characters

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Columns GB: Tezuka Osamu Characters
System(s): Game Boy Color
Publisher: Media Factory
Licensor: Sega, Tezuka Productions
Genre: Puzzle

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Game Boy Color
¥3,8003,800 DMG-AOYJ-JPN

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Columns GB: Tezuka Osamu Characters (コラムス GB: 手塚治虫キャラクターズ) is a variation of Columns released exclusively for the Game Boy Color in Japan. It is licensed by the holders of the copyrights to Japanese animator/mangaka Osamu Tezuka's characters, who appear prominently in the game.

This game also works on the original Game Boy and Game Boy Pocket in monochrome, and features a decorative border when played on a Super Game Boy.

Magazine articles

Main article: Columns GB: Tezuka Osamu Characters/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Game Boy Color, JP
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Game Boy Color
CRC32 fbe5de37
MD5 59dbf67358b671e2c8dcd9f89ebaf378
SHA-1 a8d9a6631f1d203d99be38fb90135c10e5f0c880
512kB Cartridge (JP)


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
Columns・Columns II (1991)
Hanagumi Taisen Columns Official Guide (1997) | Hanagumi Taisen Columns 2 Perfect Guide (2000)
Sega games based on Osamu Tezuka's works
Game Boy Color
Columns GB: Tezuka Osamu Characters (1999)
Sony PlayStation 2
Blood Will Tell: Tezuka Osamu's Dororo (2004)
Nintendo DS
Black Jack: Hi no Tori Hen (2006)