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By: Matthew Doucette
The new score system is far more fair. I spent a lot of time thinking about it and adjusting it. It means that the final boss isn't as heavy for the final score (used to be 50% of the score), which means that you shouldn't save all of your nukes for the final boss, even if it means killing prior bosses slower. Now, you must give all bosses (almost) equal weight (they are shifted linearly, so boss2 = 2 x boss1, and boss5 =5 x boss1, and so on). This means using nukes to kill earlier bosses matters more than saving them for the final bang at the end.
Interesting and great improvement. What this means is that you are continously involved in all moments of the game, deciding when to use the bomb based on the moment at hand, not saving them for the only moment (the final boss) that used to matter.
Here is Jason scoring first in the world in DUAL PLAY, trying to beat YUNAONGV3's score (who has since beat Jason back):
That is all.
About the Author: I am Matthew Doucette of Xona Games, an award-winning indie game studio that I founded with my twin brother. We make intensified arcade-style retro games. Our business, our games, our technology, and we as competitive gamers have won prestigious awards and received worldwide press. Our business has won $180,000 in contests. Our games have ranked from #1 in Canada to #1 in Japan, have become #1 best sellers in multiple countries, have won game contests, and have held 3 of the top 5 rated spots in Japan of all Xbox LIVE indie games. Our game engines have been awarded for technical excellence. And we, the developers, have placed #1 in competitive gaming competitions -- relating to the games we make. Read about our story, our awards, our games, and view our blog.
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