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Score Champion in Zuma

Score Champion202 (20)

Awarded for earning 2,000,000 scores.

  • Unlocked by 335 tracked gamers (1% - TA Ratio = 10.10) 34,292  

Achievement Guide for Score Champion

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Van Uden
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Van Uden
Achievement won on 18 Jan 08
TA Score for this game: 791
Posted on 23 April 09 at 14:21, Edited on 15 December 10 at 02:24
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To get this achievement you need to score 2.000.000 points in a single game of adventure mode. You will get bonuspoints for finishing levels fast and for every life you have left when you beat the game (50.000 points for each life). As a rule of thumb you can die about 4 times in the entire game to get this achievement. If you score more points you can obviously die more often (you'll have a higher base score when finished and you'll have earned more lives).

Some scoring tips to be able to finish levels faster, coins are worth a lot of points, try to get them as often as possible but don't risk losing a life over them!

Setup chains, try to create as many 2 balls in a row of the same color and make a set with the pairs one by one, each chain you make gives you more points, the chain keeps going as long as every ball you fire makes a set (3 or more balls).

Recognising and using combos is a good way to score fast. A combo happens when you destroy a set and the balls on opposite sides of the set have the same color. The whole line rushes back and if you create a set that way you get a combo, you can get multiple combos in a row, each one increases your score more and pushes the line of balls back further.

Creating and using gaps, if you make a set there will be a small time where there is a hole in the line, fire a ball through that hole and create a set that way and you get a gap bonus. On some levels it's even possible to get a double gap bonus! The wider the hole you shoot your ball through the lower your bonus.

Pro tips
Keep your gaps open! The downside of gaps is that they close fast, once you're getting better at the game try making a gap, then setup a combo through the gap, not only do you get 2 bonusses (gap and combo) but because of the line being pulled back you open up the gap again giving you time for extra gap bonusses.

Chain wisely! Chaining is a great way to score points fast. Sure, the first few chains are not worth that much, but once it gets higher and higher the bonus increases too. As always there is a downside to this, once you can't keep your chain going anymore take a second to look at the line of balls and soon you'll see that you made a mess out of things. There are little or no sets to be made, all you see are singled out colors. This won't be that much of a problem in the early stages but gets quite bothersome at later levels. There is no real solid advice to give here, there is a fine line between wanting to push through chaining and when you should setup new chaining possiblities, a lot of it has to do with skill and experience. Stop your chains too early and your level lasts longer, stop it too late and you lose a life...

Utilize the way combos work to stay alive! Let's say for example you have a green ball and a red ball on your frog and you see the following setup in front of you: red - green - green - blue. You can make a green set and then give up your chain bonus by hitting the blue ball with a red one, the line will be pushed back giving you just that extra second that could save your life.

Don't take unnecessary risks! Scoring fast is great, but keeping your lives safe is better. Everyone does it, I do it, but it's the most stupid thing to do, take huge risks. Shoot that one extra ball to get the coin, try to get that last shot in through the gap, stuff like that can really ruin your setup. If it works, power to you, if you miss and ruin your setup you'll look like a fool and risk losing a life. Don't make that mistake!

If anyone has any questions about any of this, just let me know.
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