The following is part of an ongoing conversations with Finger Arts.
It has to do with them giving me some idea of the time's of the very high scores of games.
Can anyone help me?
You say that when you match a number, that points are determined by the number matched times the multiplier. So If you are starting a game on the expert level the multiplier is x156. If you immediately match a nine you receive 1404 points.
This scenario assumes the game starts with no numbers on the board .
So, if you were to place all 9 of the 9's before the multiplier reduced itself you would score 12636 points. 1404 x 9.
Clean board, you complete a column or line or a box with 1 thru 9 while the multiplier is at 156, you would score 7020 points. if you complete all 9 columns or lines with their 1 thru 9, your total score would 63180. 9 x 7020.
If it were possible that each of the 81 spaces could hold a 9 and you filled them using the 156 multiplier, your total score would be 113724. Each space worth 1404 x 81.
The above numbers would be the highest possible numbers to score in an impossible best case scenario. But they are lower than almost all actual scores. Particularly the 137872 score.
This scoring scenario is not possible. Some numbers are on the board when the game starts, The clock is running and the multiplier is decreasing, no one solves where each number goes immediately. You might find a few numbers to place before you start looking for candidates, but the clock is running. If you're playing on an IPAD, even the most adept finger movement takes some time. So in your scoring explanation is there a hidden reference to bonus points? That is more than the value of the number times the multiplier. If there are bonus points are the also points that reduced? A Penalty?
Your explanation of scoring with my questions:
We added points to each number
(does that mean that if I solved a 9, you added additional points to the 9 and then multiplied)
and a multiplier which decreases with time. So when you match a number you receive points multiplied by the multiplier. So, for instances if you solve all 9's first, you'll receive more points than solving all 1's first.
(does this mean that assuming the multiplier is decreasing, that by solving the highest numbers first, that your score will be higher because the decreasing multiplier will become smaller as you get to the lower numbers? Or there is a bonus added because you did it in a certain order?)
The same applies to each block. When you solve all numbers 1 - 9 in a block, then you'll receive more points than solving arbitrarily various numbers in various blocks.
(Does this mean that you get bonus points for completing a block? Like when the column or line rolls over? Does that rolling over give you a bonus? )