I think I’ve seen a thread elsewhere for this, but I can’t seem to find it again so I’ll start one. I’m trying to generate more interest for this game with this thread. This thread probably won’t get too long since there’s only so much possible in the game, but it’ll still be good to have all the information available on SRK.
This is one of the absolute best puzzle games I’ve ever played (read the article at www.sirlin.net on slippery slope for part of the reason).
Although Gamefaqs FAQs covers the game pretty well, I was wondering if there was anything out there people do to counter certain strategies…turtling (counterattack) strategies and best speed strategies.
Though Ken and Donovan are top tier hands down, perhaps if anyone likes playing other characters, they could post their character specific strats.
Okay, I’ll post a bit of what I think I know and someone can correct me if they think I’m wrong.
First off, avoid building in column 4 when possible as this is the column that results in death.
There is a height bonus that you get the higher your blocks are stacked…this results in some interesting speed strategies as you can just drop blocks in columns 1 and 2 really fast to abuse the height bonus.
Chains are the best way of doing damage…learn to set up chains…not too much advice I can offer here since I often use intuition on crash gem placement…perhaps someone else can help here.
In the arcade version, there is a damage glitch with the Diamond if you flip it at the last second in certain places…look it up in gamefaqs or someone explain it better than I can in here. This glitch is a frequent cause of instant death for the opponent :).
Always make sure you can get to a block you built…leave a fuse running to your big blocks or clear some room to it…I find this easier if I build high vertically in one column, but leave an adjacent column as empty as possible for opponent’s countergems or placing my own crash gems.
I’ve had as much as I can take writing now, so post away guys.