Lucky and unlucky. Cover up the score on your screen if it helps. By the way, I played a few games doing nothing but tetrises and optimizing for the item pieces. If you're doing combo stacking and don't have these scores at the following levels: Code: Level Time Score 100 1:05 58000 200 2:10 153000 299 3:15 267000 300 3:15 400000+ you should restart since you can do better by straight tetrising, and in fact you'll have lost time compared to tetrising because of all the line clear delay. That's how you get 400k. For 500k, you'll ideally want to be Code: Level Time Score 100 1:05 91000 200 2:10 225000 299 3:15 375000 300 3:15 500000+ or thereabouts, and it really really depends on luck in the last section. If a combo starting at level 260 or so contains 2 tetrises, you're in good shape. That's how I got all of mine (I've had plenty of games in the 470-485k range now). Obviously, some players like CT are faster. Others are a bit slower.