Unlike most versions, Solitaire City Klondike features a timed scoring system. The faster you complete the game, the higher your score (and ego).
Let's take a look at the scores available:
The Good Points
||Turning over a face down tableau card||+25 Points
||(max = 525)|
||Playing a card from stock to tableau||+45 Points
||(max = 1080)|
||Transferring a card to the foundations||+60 Points
||(max = 3120)|
And Now The Bad 'uns
||Every second of elapsed time||-1 Point |
||Every time Undo is used||-25 Points|
||Exposed card of a packed column to another packed column||-25 Points|
||Moving a foundation card back to the tableau||-75 Points|
||Each re-deal after the third pass through the stock (Deal 3)||-125 Points|
||Each re-deal after the first pass through the stock (Deal 1)||-200 Points|
||Each re-deal after the first pass through the stock (Unlimited Passes)||-175 Points|
When the game is completed, you will receive a bonus calculated in the following way:
Bonus = (2 x End of Game Score) - (10 x Time Taken)
If we ignore the fact that your score is being eaten away each second, if each card in the stock is transferred
to the tableau before being transferred to the foundations, the maximum end of game score possible would be 4,725.
Therefore the largest possible bonus would be 9,450, making a theoretical highest possible score of 14,175.
Obviously this score isn't possible, unless your mouse has been taking performance enhancing drugs, as you would
have to complete the game in less than 1 second.
Scores above 10,000 are creditable.
Scores above 11,000 are one's to be proud of.
Scores above 12,000 need photographic proof to back them up !
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