Let me be the first to say that this is one of the best puzzle games ever. Ken and Donovan may have the best patterns in the game but, they CAN be defeated by ANYONE. Here’s an easy strategy on beating these 2.
Donovan - He mostly drops yellow on the left side second row from the wall. All you have to do is stack your yellow in he very first row on the left side and when Donovan breaks his gems, he will send the majority of yellow blocks on the second row left hand side. This strategy is for players that like to build there blocks on the left hand side and stack it up.
Now here’s a strategy for players that like to build on the ground and go across the screen. All you have to do is stack 2 sets of yellow where the red blocks will fall. When that happens then the empty spaces between the yellow blocks will be filled with yellow blocks which will result in you having a really big power block going from one side of the screen to the other. I ike to call this the giant Twinkee.
Now here’s a very easy trick on beating a very good Ken player. Believe it or not build your red blocks in rows 2 & 3 from the left hand side 'cause Ken will ALWAYS drop red blocks on a little power block bust and sometimes he will drop at least 2 green blocks along with the red blocks. Then when you see a color that just keeps coming down then build that color in the very first row from the left hand side. Eventually that color will keep coming out so when you bust your giant red power block that you made and you still didn’t finish off your opponent then start building that same color that you made in row one from the left hand side and build it in row 2. You’ll have another very big power block in no time. While the Ken player is trying to make room from the top of his screen to clear he will eventually send red blocks on your side but you STILL should keep building that color in row 2. From my years of playing this game Ken is very easy to beat. I will post more stratgies on different characters later. And later on in this thread I will teach you guys a trick in this game that I have dicovered a few months after this game had came out. See you guys later for now.