Lost In Translation/Hanagumi Taisen Columns - Sakura Wars

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Hanagumi Taisen Columns
Sakura Wars
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Manufacturer Sega
Released 1997
8-way Joystick
6 Button(s)
Main CPU Sega Saturn
(2x) SH-2 (@ 28.636 MHz)
68000 (@ 11.455 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
Raster (Horizontal)
704 x 513 pixels
60.00 Hz
6,144 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 21 ROMs
51,904,512 bytes (49.50 MiB)
MAME ID hanagumi

About The Game

Hanagumi Taisen Columns - Sakura Wars is an arcade video game.

A competitive variation of Columns featuring characters from the Sakura Taisen series.


The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Flower Branch Competition Columns - Cherry Blossom Wars'.

One of Sega's last games for the STV/Saturn hardware.


  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 (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)


Sega Saturn (1997)

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.