# Records: [TAP] Normal

Thread in 'Competition' started by Amnesia, 5 Feb 2007.

1. ### MisterBenn

Edit: I dug out and posted an old score, but just played a round and beat it so here's the new score.

2. ### Ai

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Thanks for correcting me. You can definitely get into the top 3 if you play more often.

3. ### cyberguile

damn, yesterday I got two double tetris combos and.... lost at 240 rofl

4. ### Budster

I never replied to this, did I? I usually clear in around 3:30.
I'm sure I can get over 350k, but right now my priority is getting a green line in TAP Master.

Code:
14--Budster---------------------339078 pts @ 3:36:38

in anger picked this to cool down.

6. ### Ai

Both times above are great if you can play that fast while combo stacking. Between 350k and 400k shouldn't be too hard. Breaking 400000 will probably take a while. I played a few games with clear times around 03:30 and was able to break 350k quite easily by clearing tetrises. Maybe you can give that a try as well until you find a way to combo more efficiently.

Congrats with the TAP Master green line Budster.

7. ### rednefed

Straight tetrising should land you around 330-375k depending on your clear time. A good run from me in 3:08:46 was worth 393k. Consider that a baseline to beat.

8. ### Ai

In TAP Normal there's no level x99 abuse possible so 7 tetrises is the maximum per section. A perfect game consisting of only tetrises and no bravo gets you around 255000 points. You need to efficiently take care of the special pieces though. With this in mind a clear time around 03:30 would award you about 365000 points. If you throw in a few small combos near the end and/or get a faster time, a score over 400000 is not that difficult. Some players in the top 10 have demonstrated this already. A spot in the top 5 isn’t possible without solid combo stacking or an AC.

The calculations above are from a long time ago, but I think they’re accurate. Here’s a time attack video from a while ago with 14 tetrises and almost breaking 400k.

9. ### cyberguile

yesterday, I did something weird.
I didn't "break" the first special block until the second appeared.
I then broke the first one and the second one... disappeared !
Might be something to try to start the 200 section with a high stack and get two big combos in the section.

10. ### rednefed

Not a new record.
475k with a bravo (L to O).... well, it had to happen sometime. Good enough for second place on my hiscore list.

11. ### rednefed

Looks like I can own the #2 on this leaderboard, as well. And setting a new #2 spot on my personal rankings...

494670 points in 3:16:76

12. ### Ai

Nice! My leaderboard looks still the same since this post. Only 3 months left to break the 500000 mark. It would be great if you could get a high score with an AC.

I knew about this since I've tried about everything with the item blocks in order to uncover some hidden scoring mechanism. The same happens in the item modes. Where would you put the first piece until the second one appears? Stacking on top of it will shorten the combos you can make and you may lose time trying to clear it.

Last edited: 29 Sep 2010
13. ### cyberguile

well, I was lucky enough to have a very high stack (almost top screen with the five first columns really higher than the others) and get the first item to be an O which I put at top of column 1-2 and that ended at the very bottom of the screen when the second item arrived

14. ### rednefed

Second 500k+ game:

I also had what was probably a 480k+ game a few before that but blew it with a misdrop and only ended up scoring 463.7k.

15. ### Ai

Very nice confirmation! I'll start playing this more often from now on. Only managed to get 432k after 20 minutes of play earlier.

16. ### Ai

I'm so pathetic. I wasted the best chance I ever had for a score over 500000 in the most miserable way. I'll see if I can upload a video of this incredible failure later today. Words can't describe how useless and stupid I feel. ;

EDIT:

Here's the video. All I will say is that I had 188706 at level 111 and at the end...

EDIT:

Minor improvement that could have been a bit better if I didn't keep stacking instead of clearing lines near the end. I scored between 475000 and 480000 at least 5 times since my last post. The luck necessary to push me over 500k is still missing. '

Last edited: 9 Nov 2010
17. ### rednefed

Play it enough times and... it happens again. Another 500k score (but not a record)

The combo finished at about level 267, so I just tetrised the remainder of the section. Had over 350000 before the bonus.

18. ### rednefed

Muf's tweaks are something special.

300 @ 3:10:41
Score: 516766

I had 243k at level 200, but couldn't come up with a great finish to 300 (was tetrising out the garbage time).

19. ### Ai

Great time and nice recent improvements, congrats! I want to get over 500000 so bad, yet I always manage to mess up at some point. ;

20. ### Ai

What do you think happened? I didn't manage to clear the game and score at level 200 wasn't even near 250000. This isn't funny anymore...