Sega Columns $1.99

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  1. iago

    iago Well-Known Member

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    According to Sega:

    http://blogs.sega.com/usa/2009/07/02/columns/

    I don't see a price change in the app store yet, but will check again later. Given the reviews (and the fact that I played enough of this game 15(?) years ago), I was not about to buy it - but hey, free is free.

    How any of this ties into Independence Day is beyond me, I can't wait to see what developers want to make free for Arbor Day.
     
  2. Prab

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    Im so glad theres so many public holidays in the US :D
     
  3. PeterM11

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    lol.

    What would really be nice would be a sale on Sonic! :p
     
  4. Joker13z

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    Oh wow. I used to have this on my sega as a kid. Haven't played it in yeeeears. I'll definitely pick it up for free.
     
  5. Devilishly Good

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    that game came out aug '08 on itunes and it's never seen any kind update, guess that's why they figure they can give it out for free
     
  6. coconutbowling

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    Just to let you know, the conrols are terrible. I bought it because I was a big fan of Puyo Puyo, and it is impossible to play. It is way better to just play from an emulator.

    To be worse, this isn't even a port. The game is a toned down version of a moblie version. That means less options and worse graphics.

    Cocometer (sorry, I had to): 2 out of 5

    It may be fun for newbies, but those true to the series will find it impossible to play once it gets to the faster parts.
     
  7. I've also got a free version called [app]Billionaire[/app] on the app store, with much nicer controls, imo.
     
  8. thenewconfession

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    I saw this today and was pumped also being a huge fan of puyo puyo! Im sure I'll pick it up for free but hell a shame the controls are so wonky.
     
  9. drach

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    Used to love this game - will definitely pick it up for free. Thanks OP!
     
  10. 'Jeep

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    Used to play this on my Game Gear! All my cartridges went up in smoke in a fire, I still have the console... Will have to try this if it's for free!:D
     
  11. willmeek

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    What a shame that Sega didn't spend the time to port this properly. Charging money for it when the controls were so messed up is terrible.

    While Monkey Ball was always a lot of fun, how long did it take for them to address the control issues with it? It sold a ton, and they still weren't dedicated to doing whatever they could to make it as good as possible.

    Great that they're giving Columns/Puyo Puyo for free. However, if they don't fix the controls, who wants it? Maybe they will....for good will if nothing else.

    I've always loved Sega and want them to be as quality a company on the iPhone as they were with consoles and games back in the day.
     
  12. oneWAYup7

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    I had so much fun with this game, i didn't even know it was available in the APP store. Thanks for sharing the news, otherwise i wouldn't had found out.
     
  13. Prab

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    Price has been changed. Its Free now [App Store].
     
  14. drach

    drach Well-Known Member

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    Yes - downloading now...
     
  15. Shinto

    Shinto Well-Known Member

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    I donĀ“t see the bad controls, sliding is fine for me but just downloaded it and maybe I will see with time but now I think are ok. With accelerometer is impossible
     
  16. frogtorch

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    Tried it. Ugh.
     
  17. thenewconfession

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    I am actually having a good time with the Puyo Pop side of this title. Using Touch controls only accelormeter controls was proper trash. I am a little suprised that this one is getting play time!
     
  18. Ravenblack

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    Rather awful. Deleted and trash bin-ed.
     
  19. sf49lu

    sf49lu Well-Known Member

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    Ya this game. Sucks. It is the worst game I have ever played. Probably worse than games that don't even boot, cuz at least I don't waste any time on it.
     
  20. S.I.D. CrAzY

    S.I.D. CrAzY Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure what everybody hates about this game. It's columns *shrugs*

    Unless you hate the original, then okay. I agree with the post a few spaces above me, with the accelerometer it's horrible. Just turn that off and the controls are similar to EA's Tetris.
     

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