* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: By YuzoKoshiro, no less.
* DemonicSpiders: In ''Columns II'', some blocks will turn into skull blocks. Clearing out a skull block will cause the bottom of the playfield to rise up by a few cells.
* OlderThanTheyThink: If you're familiar with the series' more intricate physics, you'll notice that some of them[[note]]in particular, the delay between a piece hitting the floor and it locking, fast sideways movement, and the delay between piece lock and the next piece[[/note]] are taken out of Sega's 1988 ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' game.