ColumnsX

by Requiem


Posted on September 18, 2006 at 5:00 AM



"What?! Jake actually <b>finished</b> something?!"
Yep, that's right. I did.

For those of you living under a rock (or outside of 64digits - not that there's much difference), ColumnsX is my remake of one of my favorite games of the 16-bit era, Columns.

Features include:
- Classic puzzle game action
- An <b>extremely</b> capable AI opponent
- Online highscore and ranking system
- Unlockable badges for your user page
- Every player gets a banner showing their highscore and rank. (Example:)
<img src=http://www.64digits.com/highscoresys/cximage.php?user=Kenon>;
- High-quality Mp3 soundtrack

Controls:
<i>Menu</i>
Arrow keys - Move selection
Enter key - Ok

<i>Player 1</i>
Left / Right arrow keys - Move piece
Up arrow key - Cycle piece
Down arrow key - Drop piece
Enter - Start

<i>Player 2</i>
A / D - Move piece
W - Cycle piece
S - Drop piece
G - Start

Anyway, make sure you check this out. It's not very often I release a completed game.
(And, yes, this means a small glimmer of hope for Shadows being finished. A SMALL glimmer.)

<b>NOTE:</b> This game comes in at a hefty 11.8 mb. If that number makes your internet connection cry, you can download a 'lite' version of the game, with no music, <a href=http://www.64digits.com/download.php?name=ColumnsXlite.zip&id=9124>here</a>;

Oh, and, if you find any bugs, PM me, or leave a comment.



marbs commented July 17, 2006 at 7:46 PM
12/10? huh?

anyway, looks good, I'm downloading.
Theonlywonderboy commented July 17, 2006 at 7:51 PM
Dang mods
marbs commented July 17, 2006 at 7:55 PM
awesome game. From the title screens I could tell it was gonna be preofessional. The CPU player wasn't too hard to beat, even though I came really really close to loosing against it.
WaleedAmer commented July 17, 2006 at 7:56 PM
PERFECT!!!! Those were awesome gfx! In fact, it was so good, i thought u didnt use gm! It looked more like a flash game made by microsoft! 9999/10!!!!!
Requiem commented July 17, 2006 at 7:59 PM
Alright, I removed my hacked vote of 12/10. My moral fiber isn't THAT weak.
basilamer commented July 17, 2006 at 8:00 PM
wow....8532/10 plz(ur a mod, make it say like too good to be true or somethin)
sirxemic commented July 17, 2006 at 8:03 PM
Wow that sure is a nice game! Way to go!
Scythetastic commented July 17, 2006 at 8:08 PM
Muhahahaha. The secret character's awesome.

Great job, Jake.
contrendo commented July 17, 2006 at 8:16 PM
Best tetris clone ever! 10/10!
gamerman commented July 17, 2006 at 8:22 PM
wow, i found a bug, if the level changes and a gem hits another it goes inside the one that it lands on

still a big 10/10

this isnt a tetris clone, i'v played game that arnt tetris and GM that are more like this
Cesar commented July 17, 2006 at 8:40 PM
awesome!!
Aura_of_End commented July 17, 2006 at 9:12 PM
Nice. Although, Bejeqeled sfx? Cmon... It IS sorta like the New Tetris for the N64... With the giant jewels...
Requiem commented July 17, 2006 at 9:14 PM
Yeh, the Bejewled sound effects were the only fitting sounds I had handy. I am NOT a sound person.
Cesar commented July 17, 2006 at 9:21 PM
it's REALLY cool, AI can be hard, but once you get the hang of it it rocks!!
I'm moving on to pressure on, i can beat the AI without it...
Eternal commented July 17, 2006 at 10:12 PM
It has really solid gameplay, a bit of humor, great graphics, and multiplayer. Not to mention these types of games are not very common among 64d. I love it.
DSG commented July 17, 2006 at 10:57 PM
DAMN!!! amazing. the intro and everything. WOW 10/10. this has inspired me in a way to become a better game designer.... DAMN.
melee-master commented July 17, 2006 at 11:30 PM
That was pretty good. Nice intros too. And fun... Reminded me of Meteos a bit.
Siert commented July 17, 2006 at 11:52 PM
very nice
Alx commented July 18, 2006 at 1:14 AM
Great game and where did you get the sound?
gamerman commented July 18, 2006 at 1:31 AM
i have a game called columns crown, its alot like this game, and i like this type of game.
Josea commented July 18, 2006 at 1:36 AM
I liked the demo you shwoed me time ago, however, this one gave me an error. I told you already though.
Arcalyth commented July 18, 2006 at 3:51 AM
Awesome. I love the JakeX intro.

-Halo
RetroVortex commented July 18, 2006 at 4:34 AM
This.. is... so...
AWESOME!!!
I am a huge fan of columns and this game takes it and makes it even better!!!
The graphics are beautiful!!
And the Idea of characters is great..
The only thing that nags me is there is no columns sounds.. :(
I reccomend we should be able to change the sounds
(like in the options menu or something)
Apart from that I have to say this is an improvement over the origional
A definite 9/10
RhysAndrews commented July 18, 2006 at 6:21 AM
Sweet stuff. Not completely original but the original twists you put in owed up. Oh and spectacular GameCave Intro who made that? heheheheh. Anyway, yeah, sweet stuff, frontend and otherwise. My only suggestion is maybe to make the menu a bit more structured, it does change a bit too much in my opinion. And how could you choose Chiken over me for people to be put in the game?

-Rhys
Extravisual commented July 18, 2006 at 7:34 PM
That was the ultimate awesomness. I never thought a tetris-style game could be that good...
gamerman commented July 18, 2006 at 8:01 PM
yay, i got 22400
V commented July 19, 2006 at 5:17 AM
amazing, how on earth did you code all of this? oh well, anyways, where did you get your music? it's pretty awesome! i'm a puzzle freak, in case you didn't know, so yeah. i would spruce up the graphics a bit on the red jewel, and some new sound FX. but what i would really suggest is to add AI difficulty, and the text goes off the screen on one of the tutorial messages, as well as some other small things, like when it's counting up your score, you ought to make it to where the jewels stack up on each other. oh, and one last thing. when you or the CPU dies and they have a giant jewel, the giant jewel doesn't fade into black and white. that, and get the grass to have an alpha of 0.5, it bothered me a bit because i couldn't see some of my pieces, so that's my review. overall, 9/10
Xxypher commented July 19, 2006 at 12:40 PM
This is great!
i wonder why it doesnt have as many downloads as my SMB3 example, that makes no since...
This is better i think.
10/10
blueBX commented July 20, 2006 at 2:50 AM
cool for a WIP.
Kenon commented July 20, 2006 at 5:22 AM
How did I miss this?????

Oh well... on with the review.
I noticed I'm still working on platformed =) good plus.

This is an nice game... I really liked the sounds. And the graphics. I look forward to the finished deal or the next demo.

I felt kinda guilty crushing myself in a match =(
gamerman commented July 21, 2006 at 1:46 PM
this is one of the games i play more than twice
hobomonkeyc commented July 22, 2006 at 6:42 PM
wasent this a game for snes or n64 :?

anyway, good clean game nice work

9/10
Xxypher commented July 22, 2006 at 6:49 PM
I am his idea man lol
ive given him around 20 ideas for the game!
Tyranic-Moron commented July 24, 2006 at 6:31 PM
Awesome! But you need to add in some kind of pause function... I had to go the bog, and So couldn't continue my run =/. If you sort that out, I'll make it 10/10, but for now, it's a 9/10
Xxypher commented July 25, 2006 at 2:15 AM
yeah i need a pauice function, i can get a script for you if you want
Hootiehoo commented July 25, 2006 at 1:01 PM
^I'm sure Jake can. 0_o
Anyway, 10/10, tons of fun =D
Xxypher commented July 27, 2006 at 5:14 AM
Me and hootie_hoo are the first to find the secret character, but i am teh first first
Apocalypso commented August 16, 2006 at 8:47 PM
Very neat :) can't wait to get first place :P
Xxypher commented August 23, 2006 at 4:05 AM
I love this game so damn much!
Hootiehoo commented August 23, 2006 at 5:24 PM
How do you know you're first to find it? I posted the blog like 2 days after I actually took a screenshot!
Haha, I don't really care, though.
Az commented August 26, 2006 at 3:00 PM
This is the best puzzle game. I like the music!
HeroofTime55 commented August 30, 2006 at 3:06 AM
Wow. Very, very professional looking. The game has some exelent graphics. The gameplay needs a little tweaking though, There simply arent enough blocks being destroyed to continue on forever if you have the skill, you'll eventually end up losing, and I dont like that. But still, an exelent game, one of my favorite GM-made games. A well deserved 10/10
Amarin commented August 31, 2006 at 6:29 PM
So addicting... 10/10.
sinkhead commented September 09, 2006 at 9:49 AM
Nice, make it so 'esc' returns to the main menu, not quits the game.
Jolt the Hedgehog commented September 13, 2006 at 8:44 PM
3%,4%,5%,6% okay I am downloading.... 15%.............
Xxypher commented September 14, 2006 at 3:04 AM
its not working anymore for me
HeroofTime55 commented September 16, 2006 at 10:04 PM
...Whys chicken the only one with combo/score badges?!?! >:( i had a 6x combo....
taurusmedia commented September 16, 2006 at 10:50 PM
Quite nice, Jake.
Arcalyth commented September 18, 2006 at 8:26 PM
Played this before. It rocks.
poultry commented September 18, 2006 at 8:26 PM
Cagematch'd!
Josea commented September 18, 2006 at 8:36 PM
If I'm still there as a playable character, It is an awesome game.
Josea commented September 18, 2006 at 8:50 PM
oh, nice, I hit tutorial and I'm welcomed with a "Burn in hell cheater", wtf did i do??
Also, there's still that stupid bug. I used non default setting for the game, and when trying to open it again it welcomes me with a "error reading real error", making me manually delete the ini file.
Is this really a completed game?
gtvg commented September 18, 2006 at 9:01 PM
Awesome game!!!
Great Graphics.
Sound - ??? (no speakers)
Gameplay - Addicting and Professional.
I found 0 glitches and now you can pause!!!
I give this game a 9/10 because of no originality.
Great going JakeX!
poultry commented September 18, 2006 at 9:01 PM
oh, nice, I hit tutorial and I'm welcomed with a "Burn in hell cheater", wtf did i do??
Also, there's still that stupid bug. I used non default setting for the game, and when trying to open it again it welcomes me with a "error reading real error", making me manually delete the ini file.
Is this really a completed game?
Quote

Is Elicti really a finished website!?! It is? Oh...

...I have received 0 of those 'Burn in hell cheater!' messages, and I have done ALOT.
Josea commented September 18, 2006 at 9:12 PM
Is Elicti really a finished website!?! It is? Oh...
Quote
Of course it is not stupid chiken, websites like that always give you something to do, so, shut up. My point is that it says "Completed Game", and I find an error and a bug at the first 5 minutes of play, wtf.
Cesar commented September 18, 2006 at 9:35 PM
finally! :D
looks awesome... 9/10 :D
basilamer commented September 18, 2006 at 9:46 PM
Damn...I suck.:(
Requiem commented September 18, 2006 at 9:52 PM
Sorry about that, guys, looks like there was a loophole in Duo mode that caused most of the game to completely bug out. I fixed both versions of the games, and the download now links to a (hopefully) fixed version of the game.
JSoft commented September 18, 2006 at 10:07 PM
brill game. very professional looking, nice into movies and in game effects and no bugs at all it seems. You could probably make some money from this if you sold it.
HeroofTime55 commented September 18, 2006 at 10:12 PM
Yay. Ive been waiting for this. More badges for my page!!!!

And based on the previous version, this is no doubt a 10/10, so im gonna go ahead and rate it before i even download. Plus you deserve it for finishing the game.
Cesar commented September 18, 2006 at 10:25 PM
damn, this sucks, there are times when the pieces stop dropping for a while AND THE AI MAKES A FUCKING MEGA COMBO!
Requiem commented September 18, 2006 at 10:28 PM
Wait, what sucks? The game, or the ai's disturbing ability to combo things?
KaBob799 commented September 18, 2006 at 10:31 PM
Heh just yesterday (literaly) I started playing this again, and now its complete o.0
membrain commented September 18, 2006 at 10:38 PM
Brings back memoris of my old Sega days... Game Gear, all that goodness... wut ever happend to the days of 3 + 1 button controls =(
Sweet work on the overall visuals with this one...
hobomonkeyc commented September 18, 2006 at 10:42 PM
Date: Jan 18, 2038
info box

lol

anyways, still a good game

i like it even though i dont like many puzzle games

this one is actually hard o.0

9/10
Cesar commented September 18, 2006 at 10:52 PM
the game is incredible, the AI is easy, but there are some times when your pieces stall and then the AI makes a freaking huge combo that kills you because of no return...
Cesar commented September 18, 2006 at 10:52 PM
(relatively easy)
HeroofTime55 commented September 18, 2006 at 10:55 PM
...Umm the badges don't seem to be working :/
Requiem commented September 18, 2006 at 10:57 PM
You DID make sure to go to the Badges page, select 2 badges, and hit Upload, right?
HeroofTime55 commented September 18, 2006 at 10:57 PM
Oh and BTW, i took 6th on the scoreboard :P

I have to figure out how to think faster though. Alot of that lasting long was luck (random 5x combo out of nowhere lol)
HeroofTime55 commented September 18, 2006 at 10:58 PM
Yes, i did highlight and hit upload. Its really hard to see the rotating squares arround highlighted objects though.
Cesar commented September 18, 2006 at 11:03 PM
Chiken already decided that, dumbass
abacus commented September 18, 2006 at 11:39 PM
JMchaos commented September 18, 2006 at 11:43 PM
This is one of the best puzzle games ive ever played
Flea1991 commented September 18, 2006 at 11:53 PM
@MrPacman: I'm not stupid like you to go ahead and read all 45 fucking comments!
HeroofTime55 commented September 18, 2006 at 11:57 PM
Are the badges being fixed?
Requiem commented September 19, 2006 at 12:08 AM
My team? I'm the one who did all the work. [:P]
And, HeroofTime, I plan on fixing them tommorow. Busy at the moment.
HeroofTime55 commented September 19, 2006 at 12:17 AM
k just wondering :P
Alx commented September 19, 2006 at 12:28 AM
Yay its finished one of my favorite GM games.
shadowstrike32 commented September 19, 2006 at 12:36 AM
Kick ass
poultry commented September 19, 2006 at 12:48 AM
*adds to favorites*
HeroofTime55 commented September 19, 2006 at 1:15 AM
Its been on my favorites for awhile.

Oh and the tracking system needs fixing, i recieved 3 PMs saying of the update O.O
blueBX commented September 19, 2006 at 1:54 AM
This game is awsome.
Kaz commented September 19, 2006 at 2:07 AM
Im so not doing my statistics homework and playing this all night.
Kaz commented September 19, 2006 at 2:54 AM
<img src='http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/6569/colxln1.png'>;
HeroofTime55 commented September 19, 2006 at 2:57 AM
lol i almost blew off a history paper due tomorrow on this.
HeroofTime55 commented September 19, 2006 at 3:06 AM
Oh BTW nice keeping this in slot 1 XD
FredFredrickson commented September 19, 2006 at 4:15 AM
Pretty nice, the graphics worked great and the sound was right on. There's no problem with not releasing many games if you polish them all like this. [:)]

The only thing I didn't much care for was the "theme" choosing thing... it won't make any sense to anyone who plays it outside of 64D, and even then the only people who would care about that are the ones who are in it. Well, that and the fact that when you "level up" it makes it impossible to see the screen for a sec. Other than those two minor gripes though, great work!
Az commented September 19, 2006 at 5:00 AM
This game was AWESOME. i got told of for playing it and not doing my maths homework. I gave a copy to my teacher then he let me off.
10/10
RhysAndrews commented September 19, 2006 at 5:24 AM
Very Nice. See how beneficial it is when you actually complete a game, Jake?

-Rhys
fprefect111 commented September 19, 2006 at 10:18 AM
Awesome job, really nice. Definitely deserves a 10/10. I've got one problem though - it won't give me my badges [=(]
poultry commented September 19, 2006 at 10:34 AM
He is still working on the PHP, I believe.
frenchcon1 commented September 19, 2006 at 12:49 PM
you deserve this big 10/10

cuz im sorry :D lol
Darktech commented September 19, 2006 at 2:32 PM
it said something about badges so when do i get it and this is really good game.
HeroofTime55 commented September 19, 2006 at 2:38 PM
he is working on the badges! have patience!
Requiem commented September 19, 2006 at 5:23 PM
frenchcon, triple-posting is bad for your health.
raketooy commented September 19, 2006 at 5:31 PM
I quite like it.
Requiem commented September 19, 2006 at 6:02 PM
Alright, people, small update with server-side code, the badge system is fully operational. Turns out I was forgetting a call to mysql_select_db(). You can now earn badges. First person to have 2 purple badges on their page gets to be a Game Moderator. I'm not even joking.
HeroofTime55 commented September 19, 2006 at 6:45 PM
O.O
raketooy commented September 19, 2006 at 6:59 PM
Geez.
raketooy commented September 19, 2006 at 7:02 PM
btw, I get an error when starting the game about error in reading some variable (display mode or sth.). it fixes when I delete the .ini file.
raketooy commented September 19, 2006 at 7:04 PM
"ERROR in
action number 1
of Create Event
for object obj_init_displaymode:

Error reading real.
"
basilamer commented September 19, 2006 at 7:08 PM
crappy score w00t!10/10
kalibro commented September 19, 2006 at 7:29 PM
wow...kl
Az commented September 20, 2006 at 7:01 PM
O.o
Quote

I swear I posted that...
HeroofTime55 commented September 20, 2006 at 8:39 PM
If you go with minimum effects, the diamond glyphs get buggy when you make one.

On several instances, i've made a glyph, and another row of 3 gems dosent break, some wierd glitch
HeroofTime55 commented September 20, 2006 at 8:40 PM
Oh, and bnadges dont save. that sucks.
raketooy commented September 20, 2006 at 9:35 PM
I can't save the data on my CPU because I have to delete the .ini file every time I start the game. Otherwise it errors.
Darktech commented September 20, 2006 at 9:58 PM
ok sorry didnt know
Eternal commented September 20, 2006 at 10:40 PM
Wow... someone has mod connections, I see.
Requiem commented September 20, 2006 at 10:49 PM
Say what?
Eternal commented September 20, 2006 at 10:56 PM
Someone has mod connections... You obviously bribed a mod to make it stay on the front... XD
Requiem commented September 20, 2006 at 11:00 PM
Hahah. Well, it won't be on the front forever. Just until January 18, 2036.
Eternal commented September 20, 2006 at 11:34 PM
I didn't mean take it off...
JMchaos commented September 20, 2006 at 11:52 PM
BTW, how exactly do you get to play that secret(???) option in the start manu?
foslock commented September 21, 2006 at 11:30 AM
I love how people can get badges from this game... I wonder how many there are :)
sirxemic commented September 21, 2006 at 1:25 PM
OMG aweful bad spelling of my real name in the credits! It's Schreurs not Scheruers.

Anyway! Cool you finally released it! Awesome game!
sirxemic commented September 21, 2006 at 2:23 PM
Uh-oh bug:
I am 7th, not 8th.
And another one: When someone has lost and you press g (start button for p2) the loser's field isn't resetted.
The Glyph stones or whatever you wanna call them; they don't turn gray when you are game over.
Also the character select bug isn't fixed yet. You know, that one when you select a bottom character and press down so you select the back option as well.

At the highscore table it says I played as Tristan. This isn't right; I played as JakeX.
deepermeaning commented September 21, 2006 at 3:38 PM
Yeah, Pim? That says Rank A, not Rank 8.
Hoorah for barely readable square fonts. <_<
raketooy commented September 21, 2006 at 4:30 PM

Wow.

BTW, what does the rank thing show? I am not 8th on the top list.
Requiem commented September 21, 2006 at 7:19 PM
Did you read what deepermeaning said. That says A, not 8.
I think I'm going to redo those images.
HeroofTime55 commented September 21, 2006 at 10:40 PM
It wont save my badges, i lose them every time i start the game up. Whats with that?
HeroofTime55 commented September 21, 2006 at 10:43 PM
Oh and by thew way, opne thing that really pisses me off about gamemaker games is a confusing sceen settings. I'd like to simply press f4 to change full screen (thus allowing me to go to other programs without exiting), and i would also really like to see the border on a window. please add these things (along with saving badges!) in the next version!
HeroofTime55 commented September 21, 2006 at 11:25 PM
Oh, another annoying thing is the level up flash. I would like to see the game. Try drawing the gems above that effect.
raketooy commented September 22, 2006 at 9:31 PM
You can turn the effects off at the menu. I know the game won't show up as beautiful that way, but it is better if you just want to get a great score and stuff.
DesertFox commented September 22, 2006 at 9:42 PM
(bin)1010/(dec)10
HeroofTime55 commented September 22, 2006 at 10:00 PM
I tried setting effects to "minimum", but then it bugs if i make a glyph!
Kenon commented September 22, 2006 at 11:45 PM
The speed at 50k... insane.... Lucky me I got that good combo...

great game btw. It's gotten better. a little better.
Eternal commented September 23, 2006 at 12:56 AM
When I try to run the lite version, it freezes up, as soon as the blue circle comes together. Can you check into this? It might be trying to play a sound, or something... not sure.
Requiem commented September 23, 2006 at 1:55 AM
Oh, nobody said there's no sound. There's just no music. XD
V commented September 23, 2006 at 4:38 AM
lol. i can't believe i haven't even rated this yet. XD
BenRK commented September 23, 2006 at 6:00 AM
I'll be the odd ball and give it a 7/10. I enjoyed it for a while, but I tend to dislike games that change my res, even if it's for speeding up the game. The music couldn't deside what it was going to be, so that made me think you just went around and took music from else where. But other than those, good game.
brainfade commented September 23, 2006 at 7:42 AM
This is an awesome game. And I like the way you have got badges even for noobs like me, so we dont feel as crap as we really are. I usually dont like these sort of games, but I love this one. (And im still bad at it)
raketooy commented September 23, 2006 at 5:42 PM
ZOMGS I am the 2nd on the top list!
HeroofTime55 commented September 23, 2006 at 6:29 PM
me.purplebadges == 2
raketooy commented September 23, 2006 at 9:43 PM
HeroofTime55's 160 winning streak is quite long. I haven't even played that many games.
raketooy commented September 23, 2006 at 10:18 PM
Ahh. Got back the 2nd place on top list.
JMchaos commented September 23, 2006 at 10:43 PM
hey, but how do you get the secret option in the game menu?
Requiem commented September 23, 2006 at 11:47 PM
HeroofTime was playing for several hourse straight, while exploiting an ai bug. Fun stuff.
Polystyrene Man commented September 24, 2006 at 3:00 AM
I've already said good things about this game elsewhere and I'm tired of repeating myself. What it comes down to is this: 10/10.
raketooy commented September 24, 2006 at 1:17 PM
PWND! Now I am officially <b>the greatest</b> ColumnsX battle player in the world! 90,400 points!
raketooy commented September 24, 2006 at 1:29 PM
Btw, I can't update the badges and the banner. It just opens a blank web site. The high score list works well, though.
Az commented September 24, 2006 at 2:34 PM
This is pwnageX
AthamX commented September 24, 2006 at 5:09 PM
Pretty go... Who am I kidding. This really IS pwnage
raketooy commented September 24, 2006 at 6:10 PM
Dang. I have to constantly improve my score to keep up in the world record race.
raketooy commented September 24, 2006 at 6:11 PM
BTW, is there a way to just see the high score list?
raketooy commented September 24, 2006 at 9:01 PM
Argh. The game too hastily takes a loss. I managed to get the JakeX super explosion when the area was almost filled. The last block went over and the game took it as if the game was over, although the explosion cleared the area and I could've continued playing. (I was at 87k and a new record could've been made)
JMchaos commented September 24, 2006 at 10:30 PM
(Ive asked 3 times) Does anyone know how to get the secret option in the main menu?
Radnom_Games commented September 25, 2006 at 8:08 AM
Great work
raketooy commented September 25, 2006 at 6:02 PM
Bang, I managed to get over 100k but am still second.
LoserHands commented September 26, 2006 at 12:34 AM
DANG!!! 10
raketooy commented September 26, 2006 at 6:19 PM
I am officially the best player in the world. Wootage!
Extravisual commented September 28, 2006 at 2:25 AM
Two words: DAMN AWESOME!

Graphics were great, effects were ultimate, sound exceeded effects, and gameplay was all of the past three combined. Ten out of ten for this awesome game. I hope to see more updates, and that bug that stops me from uploading my badges fixed.
frenchcon1 commented September 30, 2006 at 5:48 PM
This game is terrible.
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[warning=puLse] you have been warned... [/warning]
raketooy commented September 30, 2006 at 5:57 PM
Let's welcome HeroofTime55 to the chase of the world record and to the club of 100k scorers.
DARKSPARK3893 commented October 02, 2006 at 11:25 PM
awesome game 10/10
DARKSPARK3893 commented October 03, 2006 at 7:53 PM
i wonder where my badges are... XP
Forbic commented October 05, 2006 at 3:10 AM
I liked it. Good game, but I noticed a couple glitches. Not too sure, but if you have a big square and lose- It doesn't fade to grey. Then if you get your power-up, and die, you'll start out with it next round. O_o
Also after the match I hit quit game, and t brought me to the menu... But there is a menu button for that....? Great game otherwise. Quite addicting. :D
Xxypher commented October 06, 2006 at 12:42 PM
so beautiful
DARKSPARK3893 commented October 06, 2006 at 10:47 PM
w00tyah! i'm number 8 on the highscore list XP
raketooy commented October 08, 2006 at 12:21 PM
Who has taken the world record from me?
raketooy commented October 08, 2006 at 12:24 PM
How can one just see the high score list? I don't want to spoil my winning streak to just lose and submit score.
Darktech commented October 11, 2006 at 5:18 AM
pwnage

[img]http://www.64digits.com/highscoresys/images/generated/Darktech.png'>

umm i cant find my 50k badge on my thing?
Theodore III commented October 11, 2006 at 5:41 AM
super 10/10
foslock commented October 16, 2006 at 1:32 AM
Awesome game, the best made game I've seen in a while!

But, what else do we expect from JakeX?
abacus commented October 26, 2006 at 11:30 PM
pwnzor

last comment you'll probably ever get on this game
areus commented October 26, 2006 at 11:34 PM
Good game maybe you should get more points added to your score in harder modes...

I enjoyed. ^_^
7 out of 10
GhostyGhost commented November 04, 2006 at 4:38 AM
Nice 10/10
SinisterSinner commented November 08, 2006 at 11:48 PM
I got 14800 the 00s I dont remember how much they were, but thats my highscore and the window of the highscore table is blank, not event the name in the start bar comes out :(, I still have that window opend, can anyone help me? how can I fix that?
SinisterSinner commented November 08, 2006 at 11:51 PM
ooh and I almost forgot, the CPU lost at his 8000s points, and the game is amazing, nice graphics too, and the CPU is really good, but it cant beat me on Normal mode
Trigger commented November 20, 2006 at 6:39 PM
wicked game! 10/10! and 186 comments!
Theodore III commented November 25, 2006 at 10:45 PM
Number 3 on highscores!
Theodore III commented November 26, 2006 at 12:49 AM
OMG, there's at least 2 secret characters!

Link
And you may have noticed I can change the opponent! :O
Theodore III commented November 26, 2006 at 7:31 PM
No, my 3rd place has been stolen!
punimer_gm commented November 29, 2006 at 8:00 PM
hard
takua108 commented December 01, 2006 at 12:11 AM
Apparently I didn't leave a comment or rate this game. It owns. 10/10. Enough said.
Graydon commented December 16, 2006 at 2:54 PM
Still lovin the game, good job JakeX
Daniel-Dane commented December 16, 2006 at 9:25 PM
Where is my -badge?
Daniel-Dane commented December 16, 2006 at 11:03 PM
Yay! I've gotten a 4x combo! How can I get the badge?
Daniel-Dane commented December 17, 2006 at 10:25 AM
Ow! 5x! Someone say something!
Daniel-Dane commented December 17, 2006 at 10:45 AM
Lol! Nvm, found it!
Daniel-Dane commented December 20, 2006 at 5:43 PM
Found a bug [:/]: Set the effects to low or minimum and start the game [;)] (LoFi version).
tylerthemiler commented December 20, 2006 at 10:57 PM
This is one of the best GM games I've ever played!!! 5x combo and 30,000+ highscore. 10/10
DarkSoulcalibur commented January 06, 2007 at 12:48 AM
dam... this is pretty frikkin addicting...
Kamira commented January 21, 2007 at 3:17 AM
Awesome. Levels of computer AI would be helpful.
frenchcon1 commented January 21, 2007 at 5:05 PM
http://columnsX.youaremighty.com/
Sleepysock commented January 22, 2007 at 12:48 AM
AMAZING! I downloaded so long ago but forgot to rate.
Crane-ium commented January 23, 2007 at 8:38 AM
Yeah, this game rocks, 9/10
Phil Steele commented January 23, 2007 at 4:10 PM
10/10 one of the best GM games I've ever played.
Castypher commented January 24, 2007 at 6:04 PM
I loved this game. I played it a while ago and forgot to rate, too. This is a very professional game. The AI is very well done and everything is very well assembled. I don't see why this wouldn't deserve a 10/10.
Xxypher commented January 25, 2007 at 7:12 PM
nice
21/10
Crane-ium commented January 30, 2007 at 2:13 AM
Cool game, but how come everything you do ends with x? 9/10
Crane-ium commented January 30, 2007 at 2:13 AM
It's really hard though...
Theodore III commented February 01, 2007 at 6:14 PM
Ummm.... where are my Cx badges?
s commented February 02, 2007 at 2:47 AM
Nice gameplay and quite addicting.Perhaps you should include a .txt to summarize the differences with all the characters?
Also,what's ??? mode,and is it like secret unlock or something?
Castypher commented February 02, 2007 at 5:00 PM
Cool game, but how come everything you do ends with x?
Quote
Because he's Jake<b><u>X</u></b>.
Alert Games commented February 02, 2007 at 11:04 PM
so hard... 9/10
rabid squirrel commented February 03, 2007 at 8:26 PM
it would really be nice if you could make levels of CPU... but WOW!!! INCREDIBLE effects and transitions... the work together thing was seriously buggy but it was sooo fun especially with another person.

8/10 (I'm too harsh I know - don't take it personally)
Crane-ium commented February 03, 2007 at 9:48 PM
Really cool, still....Get's a little boring...AFTER 20 HOURS OF PLAY! Great game. I love these games.
Crane-ium commented February 03, 2007 at 10:45 PM
Umm, I don't know if you consider this a bug or not, but when I play as JakeX on this game, and the giant X appears, it doesn't clear like, the couple right below the spawning thing, and if that happens, while the screen is dark, the things will pile up, and you lose once it's done...
Crane-ium commented February 04, 2007 at 12:07 AM
YOU KNOW WHAT? THIS SHOULD BE THE STAFF PICKED GAME, NOT MEGABOT! But whatever, it's your decision, not mine.
s commented February 04, 2007 at 8:24 PM
300 points away from 60K...sheesh...
The point adding should be faster,like adds 500 points once it hits 1K and 1000 points once it hits 10K.
VurtualRuler98 commented February 05, 2007 at 12:42 AM
This game wasn't THAT fun, and when I wanted to quit the game it wanted me to enter my nick, even though I scored 0 points.
It wasn't the best game ever, but then again I don't really like puzzle games. Nice effort though.
8/10
s commented February 05, 2007 at 1:01 AM
I found it merged puzzle and reflex seamlessly.
KaBob799 commented February 10, 2007 at 2:41 AM
Online multiplayer would pwn =p
s commented February 10, 2007 at 2:48 AM
Nighthawk commented February 10, 2007 at 3:44 AM

Ignoring it didn't work either.
Requiem commented February 10, 2007 at 4:06 AM
Yeah, Low FX mode basically doesn't work.
Crane-ium commented February 10, 2007 at 7:13 AM
Woooo!!this is the top rated game on the list...so I'll have to add to it's rating...10/10 because it is truly an amazing game.
JoshDreamland commented February 19, 2007 at 1:54 PM
JoshDreamland commented February 19, 2007 at 1:54 PM
I suck. :p
Blanket commented February 24, 2007 at 12:26 AM
this game is addicting 9/10
Great_Santo commented February 24, 2007 at 7:08 PM
Really nice game! I've been playing it a lot and I love the bagde system!

10/10!
Great_Santo commented February 24, 2007 at 7:11 PM
Great_Santo commented February 24, 2007 at 7:13 PM
My record is actually 46000 of something like that...Really addictive!
atsurai commented February 28, 2007 at 5:59 AM
Wow, that was awesome. I love the graphics for it. Everything was clean and smooth. Very nice. The music and other sound effects were perfect. :) 10/10
castleproductio commented March 02, 2007 at 11:33 PM
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!! Absoloutly amazing. I thought I was doing well with game developing, but you stamped out every little bit of that with this.
hogofwar commented March 04, 2007 at 8:46 AM
Crane-ium commented March 06, 2007 at 10:16 PM
umm...why are you posting your crappy score?
BTW, I still play this game probably an avg of 10 minutes a day, maybe once a week I'll play it for an hour. Very fun, and here is some more good ratings from me. 10/10.
thepharaoh commented March 07, 2007 at 10:15 PM
I play this game almost everyday and I really like it. 10/10
thepharaoh commented March 09, 2007 at 5:28 PM
Xxypher commented March 14, 2007 at 6:49 PM
recomended for staff pick
and thepharaoh, your score sucks
Xxypher commented March 15, 2007 at 7:08 PM
JoshDreamland commented March 16, 2007 at 9:58 PM

Forgive me. :p
JoshDreamland commented March 16, 2007 at 10:01 PM
JoshDreamland commented March 16, 2007 at 10:03 PM
My score doesn't fit, I'm staging a complaint. -1/10
hogofwar commented March 17, 2007 at 3:22 PM
you hacked
JoshDreamland commented March 17, 2007 at 10:07 PM
hogofwar--
How could you accuse me of that? :(
mitchbbaker commented March 18, 2007 at 10:58 AM
simply amasing but since i lost the download from last time i had it(lost it in a crash) i lost my badges oh well back to work
10/10
Crane-ium commented March 20, 2007 at 2:35 AM
@Josh...it's rather obvious, especially since you showed us you hacked...
andross46 commented March 20, 2007 at 11:27 AM
need some badges here so i will play this for a while thanks
10/10 so cool
SolarBoy commented March 29, 2007 at 12:16 AM
Wow, its everything a puzzle game wants to be and more! 10/10!
PhantomModerator4 commented April 14, 2007 at 1:43 AM
this game is awesome
Tag commented April 23, 2007 at 12:41 AM
STUPID ERRORS!!!!
<img src="http://64digits.com/users/Tag/darnederrors.PNG">;

I can't believe it though, I was getting excited cuz I thought I was gonna get a badge.. then I had to abort D:

nonetheless... 10/10
Aliento commented April 25, 2007 at 8:30 PM
Wow, very cool. I like the gem sprites, so pretty and colorful.
panzercretin commented May 13, 2007 at 2:36 AM
DAMMIT!!!!! i got the lite version, and now my computer's all screwed up!!!!!!!!1 everything is so much... bigger... IT SUCKS!!!!!
poultry commented May 19, 2007 at 12:24 PM
Aloth is dumb, you just have to fix your res
FallenMaster commented May 20, 2007 at 12:06 PM
Quite nice looks I guess, but not enough of a game for me =).
panzercretin commented May 29, 2007 at 12:55 AM
@ChIkEn: I did, as soon as I remembered. @ Warptweet: YOU should die in a hole for typing like that to a mod! Especially one this important!
Alert Games commented June 11, 2007 at 4:31 PM
I don't know if i commented already, but it is a great game!
s commented June 22, 2007 at 2:47 AM
You did,#200
UltimateSephiroth commented July 11, 2007 at 11:29 AM
Uhm, sorry for the double-post, but I can't seem to get the badges to work. It says all the time when I try to upload the data:

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And I don't get any badges on my profile...
RoyalSmacketh commented July 14, 2007 at 8:00 AM
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Thats the badge error when you submit them here.

10/10
UltimateSephiroth commented July 16, 2007 at 1:18 AM
Yes, it was like I posted before moving to the new server and like RoyalSmacketh posted after the move. But I found out another WEIRD bug... when I opened the ColumnsX today, I noticed that my 5x and 10x win streak badges were gone! *sobs* How did that happen? Other badges were OK. But this addicting game deserves a 10/10! (I can't understand how the special move of Melee-Master should help you...)
UltimateSephiroth commented July 18, 2007 at 3:30 AM
And now today, the streak badges were still gone and after playing a game, they came back again. Weeiirrdd....
s commented July 19, 2007 at 11:08 PM
Streaks don't save over,it would seem
Sun_games commented July 27, 2007 at 11:41 PM
can't upload badges??????
10/10
Warptweet commented August 14, 2007 at 5:18 AM
The game was okay, nice graphics, but a bit boring. Considering it's tetris-y gameplay.
samuraikill commented August 22, 2007 at 6:51 PM
Very nice game Jakex :)
Top_hunter7 commented September 15, 2007 at 8:56 PM
Dude, I think there is something wrong, I did'nt get an amazingly high score, but when I tried to submit it, I put in my username, and I got an error, and I'm not trying to cheat, as I said, I got 3150 as a score, so its nothing to brag about, it just didn't work. What is wrong?
Mewgull commented September 29, 2007 at 10:56 PM
This is definatly a game that is worth playing
The sound are great(Music too), the graphics are perfect and the gameplay is a ton of fun
10/10
wazu commented November 25, 2007 at 3:35 AM
seems someone deleted the scoreboard >_>

Also seems I revived this <_<

^_^
v_v
wazu commented November 25, 2007 at 3:36 AM
oh, and fix it NAO!!!
zax commented December 09, 2007 at 7:36 PM
cool game, it just goes to show you don't have to hace a realy fancy game to get a good rating 10/10
wazu commented December 14, 2007 at 6:27 AM
Odd.... I'd call it really fancy for sure!
PY commented December 29, 2007 at 5:42 PM
Vista? The converter seems to have failed miserably.
Bex commented January 16, 2008 at 5:43 PM
I recomended it ^^
Vezper commented February 22, 2008 at 2:23 PM
Really fun and addicting game.
9/10
Gonna get some freaking badges now =D
Cpsgames commented March 10, 2008 at 2:37 AM
This is great
DoctorM64 commented April 09, 2008 at 6:40 PM
Toadsanime commented April 13, 2008 at 1:31 PM
Can we still get badges from this game now, I wonder...?
NIKO commented April 19, 2008 at 12:10 PM
I can't :'( There is some problems with mysql or... I don't know, I can't get badges :(
It's great game! 10/10
F1ak3r commented June 18, 2008 at 5:52 PM
I can't believe I never rated this game. 10/10. It ate my soul.
Chuluka commented June 26, 2008 at 1:45 PM
Not too shabby at all
super_penguin commented July 21, 2008 at 8:14 AM
this came:

Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user 'admin64'@'localhost' (using password: YES) in /home/admin64/public_html/highscoresys/submit.php on line 17

Warning: mysql_select_db(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /home/admin64/public_html/highscoresys/submit.php on line 18

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Error!

The information you have submitted is invalid. There are four possibilities:
You may have an out-of-date version of ColumnsX. The newest version was released on September 23, 2006.
There is a problem with the site. (Very unlikely)
There is a problem with ColumnsX. (More likely)
You're trying to cheat! (Most likely!)
If you aren't trying to cheat, and you have the newest version, then please notifiy JakeX.
a_person commented August 25, 2008 at 1:33 AM
spam
WarpPoints commented October 10, 2008 at 12:53 AM
When I tried to submit my score...

Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user 'admin64'@'localhost' (using password: YES) in /home/admin64/public_html/highscoresys/submit.php on line 17

Warning: mysql_select_db(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /home/admin64/public_html/highscoresys/submit.php on line 18

Warning: mysql_query(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /home/admin64/public_html/highscoresys/submit.php on line 19

Warning: mysql_fetch_array(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/admin64/public_html/highscoresys/submit.php on line 21
Error!

The information you have submitted is invalid. There are four possibilities:
You may have an out-of-date version of ColumnsX. The newest version was released on September 23, 2006.
There is a problem with the site. (Very unlikely)
There is a problem with ColumnsX. (More likely)
You're trying to cheat! (Most likely!)
If you aren't trying to cheat, and you have the newest version, then please notifiy JakeX.
Element commented May 04, 2010 at 4:38 PM
I've attempted to run this game over 20 times on 3 different PCs and it has yet to work. 1/10 but Im not rating
HeroofTime55 commented July 06, 2010 at 11:51 PM
Fix the goddamn badge system. And I want my purple combo badges back.
sirxemic commented July 07, 2010 at 12:15 AM
STOP THE GODDAMN NECRO-BUMPING

Besides, do you honestly think he ever visits this site? I haven't seen him around for a LONG while.
Requiem commented July 11, 2010 at 1:26 PM
Shut up, jerkface. >=(
(Also if you really want the badges back you'll have to pester someone who still works on the site, so they can pester me, and we can have one big ol' chain of pestering.)
Acid commented July 11, 2010 at 1:38 PM
Herooftime55
WINS!
FLAWLESS VICTORY!
sirxemic commented July 11, 2010 at 3:47 PM
Oh hey. It looks like I was wrong.
Acid commented July 11, 2010 at 4:35 PM
I agree that I would like the NECRO-BUMPING to stop. :)
Alert Games commented July 11, 2010 at 5:41 PM
Woah the comments date back 4 years. Impressive.