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24th Nov '16 6:47:35 PM Arcorann
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* Parodied in the ''VideoGame/PennAndTellersSmokeAndMirrors'' mini-game "Desert Bus". Driving the full [[MarathonLevel eight hours]] from Tucson to Las Vegas or vice versa grants you exactly '''ONE''' point. Still, the game shows the score with eight placeholders, so your one point looks like "00000001".

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* Parodied Subverted in the ''VideoGame/PennAndTellersSmokeAndMirrors'' mini-game "Desert Bus". Driving The game shows the score with eight placeholders, but driving the full [[MarathonLevel eight hours]] from Tucson to Las Vegas or vice versa grants you exactly '''ONE''' point. Still, point, and the game shows the score with eight placeholders, so your one point looks like "00000001".cap is 99 (which is displayed as "00000099").



* [[http://maru9.saikyou.biz/huya2/index.html A certain]] ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' Mahjong fangame is notable for its utterly stupid scores - coming both from dealing its players broken starting hands and from its even more broken abilities. The highest score on the official ranking is a hand with 160 fut and ''88529402 han'', a score with 26650009 digits.

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* [[http://maru9.saikyou.biz/huya2/index.html A certain]] ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' Mahjong fangame is notable for its utterly stupid scores - coming both from dealing its players broken starting hands and from its even more broken abilities. The highest score on the official ranking is a hand with 160 fut fu and ''88529402 han'', a score with that would be 26650009 digits.digits if it hadn't overflowed the variable
17th Nov '16 6:15:14 PM cornycrunch
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* Between ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 1'' and ''2'', every XP event you get has a zero added onto its original value (TDM kills are worth 100 instead of 10, etc.).

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* Between ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 1'' and ''2'', every XP event you get has a zero added onto its original value (TDM kills are worth 100 instead of 10, etc.). Unlike the original, the remastered edition of Modern Warfare 1 uses the x10 scoring.
26th Oct '16 3:45:49 PM tadaru
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** Sometimes a limited number of zeros are placed in the artwork, so while technically the score reads, say: 10 '''000''', the counter built in only needs to count up from one, assuming each point increment is 1 '''000'''.

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** Sometimes a limited number of zeros are placed in the artwork, so while technically the score reads, say: 10 '''000''', the counter built in only needs to count up from one, assuming each point increment is 1 '''000'''. This was common on early score-reel games.
25th Oct '16 6:10:27 PM ErichoTOME
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* [[http://maru9.saikyou.biz/huya2/index.html A certain]] ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' Mahjong fangame is notable for its utterly stupid scores - coming both from dealing its players broken starting hands and from its even more broken abilities. The highest score on the official ranking is a hand with 160 fu and ''88529402 han'', a score with 26650009 digits.

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* [[http://maru9.saikyou.biz/huya2/index.html A certain]] ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' Mahjong fangame is notable for its utterly stupid scores - coming both from dealing its players broken starting hands and from its even more broken abilities. The highest score on the official ranking is a hand with 160 fu fut and ''88529402 han'', a score with 26650009 digits.digits.
* There was actually a [[UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashof1983 cancelled 1983]] {{Garfield}} game that had a rom where someone got a score of 23,418,862,404,272,676,864. Yes, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garfield_(Atari_game) really.]] Of course, as the official game was cancelled, it's debatable whether or not to even consider this a legitimate example.
13th Oct '16 6:19:58 PM cornycrunch
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** ''Pinball/KissStern'' is a close second, with a potential 60x multiplier (10x + 3x + 2x playfield multipliers which stack additively to 15x, 2x shot multiplier, 2x combo multiplier) in its latest code. In other words, clear all 8 songs on the same ball, lock two balls in the Demon Head in Demon Multiball, collect the Double Scoring award from Backstage Pass, and {{Combo}} into a shot that has a 2x shot multiplier on it. The game was somewhat low scoring even compared to other Sterns of the time before that code update, with only the 2x playfield multiplier and 2x combo multiplier being available previously. Now it tends to exhibit this trope in general, especially on a good game.

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** ''Pinball/KissStern'' is a close second, with a potential 60x multiplier (10x + 3x + 2x playfield multipliers which stack additively to 15x, 2x shot multiplier, 2x combo multiplier) in its latest code. In other words, clear all 8 songs on the same ball, songs, lock two balls in the Demon Head in Demon Multiball, collect the Double Scoring award from Backstage Pass, and {{Combo}} into a shot that has a 2x shot multiplier on it. The game was somewhat low scoring even compared to other Sterns of the time before that code update, with only the 2x playfield multiplier and 2x combo multiplier being available previously. Now it tends to exhibit this trope in general, especially on a good game.
12th Oct '16 1:16:38 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Though the scoring for ''Pinball/LastActionHero'' is about the same as other pinball machines of its time (with high scores in the high hundreds of millions), it is one of the few to have a multiplier for your bonus multiplier. That is, completing the three lanes at the top will multiply the bonus multiplier by two, making it exponential rather than linear like almost all other pinball games.
11th Oct '16 3:55:45 AM Arcorann
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** The exponential part of the formula itself has two added to the ''han'' value of the hand, effectively multiplying any winning hand's score by 4 by default. This is called ''bazoro''. Some point tables will even start at 3 ''han'' to show these two free ''han''. This apparently was created just because people had originally thought that hands were worth not enough points. One wonders why they did not just scale back the starting points to 1/4 of what they are now.

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** The exponential part of the formula itself has two added to the ''han'' value of the hand, effectively multiplying any winning hand's score by 4 by default. This is called ''bazoro''. Some point tables will even start at 3 ''han'' to show these two free ''han''. This apparently was created just because people had originally thought that hands were worth not enough points. One wonders why they did not just scale back the starting points to 1/4 of what they are now.before it.
7th Oct '16 6:41:47 PM Arcorann
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The game show featured in ''Anime/ErgoProxy'' has a goal of one million points, and the minimum amount of points given for each question is 30,000.
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6th Oct '16 11:38:46 AM tadaru
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'''s "Beetle Mania" MiniGame. Shooting a shell causes it to explode into stars. If a star hits another shell, that shell explodes too, for 2^''n'' points, where ''n'' is how many shells down the chain started by the shell you shot the shell is. So you think you've accomplished something by exceeding the default high score of 5,000 points...and then you fire one shot at a huge cluster of shells and your score jumps up by 200,000 points or more. Downplayed a bit though in that the points from a single shell are capped at 9,999, but scores in the millions are possible for anyone with reasonably fast ButtonMashing skills.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'''s "Beetle Mania" MiniGame. Shooting a shell causes it to explode into stars. If a star hits another shell, that shell explodes too, for 2^''n'' points, where ''n'' is how many shells down the chain started by the shell you shot the shell is. So you think you've accomplished something by exceeding the default high score of 5,000 points...and then you fire one shot at a huge cluster of shells and your score jumps up by 200,000 points or more. Downplayed a bit though in that the points from a single for each shell are capped at 9,999, but scores in the millions are possible for anyone with reasonably fast ButtonMashing skills.
6th Oct '16 11:38:01 AM tadaru
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'''s "Beetle Mania" MiniGame. Shooting a shell causes it to explode into stars. If a star hits another shell, that shell explodes too, for 2^''n'' points, where ''n'' is how many shells down the chain started by the shell you shot the shell is. So you think you've accomplished something by exceeding the default high score of 5,000 points...and then you fire one shot at a huge cluster of shells and your score jumps up by 200,000 points or more.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'''s "Beetle Mania" MiniGame. Shooting a shell causes it to explode into stars. If a star hits another shell, that shell explodes too, for 2^''n'' points, where ''n'' is how many shells down the chain started by the shell you shot the shell is. So you think you've accomplished something by exceeding the default high score of 5,000 points...and then you fire one shot at a huge cluster of shells and your score jumps up by 200,000 points or more. Downplayed a bit though in that the points from a single shell are capped at 9,999, but scores in the millions are possible for anyone with reasonably fast ButtonMashing skills.
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