I have memories of a game. I'm 30 now and I think I was most likely early teens when I played it, so probably sometime around 1998 or so. I think it was called "connect 5" but I'm not positive on that. It was played by dropping tiles into a physical vertical grid. The game was like the famous "connect 4" except.
- You had to get 5 in a row rather than 4 to win.
- The grid had far more positions than a connect 4 grid. The counters were much smaller to accomodate this.
- It had some (two iirc) horizontal "tricky move" bars in the grid. Instead of dropping in a tile a player could chose to move these bars. This would move tiles sideways and could sometimes cause them to fall out of the grid.
My web searches for connect 5 doesn't turn up anything like this game. Is my memory faulty?