I'm sitting with a pen n paper, trying to compute the theoretical maximum score in Stage 1! Why do the base scores vary by up to 3k even on perfect runs?

Till now I have found the wooden crates giving 1000 points/stars/power-ups as the only possible variation. Is there more?

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    Are you accounting for bonuses for things like defeating all enemies? – Vemonus Sep 13 '16 at 15:46
  • Yup, by perfect run I meant getting all bonuses in one game – surajck Sep 19 '16 at 9:33

There is some variation in what powerups are dropped from glowing planes and that are found in crates.

If you are full health, then health hearts give you a small amount of points, but these seem to drop randomly with main weapon power ups.

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  • I was maxed out on main weapon, so the main weapon power ups weren't dropping.. I'm usually full health too since I play with the Limp Berserker.. There wasn't enough noticable variation in the bonuses to cause that much of difference! Anyway it was a long time ago, I've stopped playing after I cleared stage 12! Thanks for your time! – surajck Apr 3 '17 at 1:45

There is a huge points difference in how fast you beat the boss at the end. Don't forget about that!

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