Instead of each consecutive correct answer multiplying exponentially, as per previous scoring system, each correct answer is now effectively worth the same, although there is a small bonus for consecutive correct answers. Here is how it works:
Par score for each answer is 3.6 seconds, worth 1600 points. If you are faster than 3.6 seconds, you receive an extra 64.5 points (rounded down) per 0.1 seconds. Up to a maximum of 3600 for 0.5 seconds or faster. Slower than 3.6 seconds, you lose approximately 9.15 points per 0.1 seconds (rounded down), to a minimum of 100 points for 20.0 seconds or slower.
For example, answering in 2.6 seconds is worth 2245 points, 1.6 seconds = 2890. 4.6 scores you 1508, 5.6 = 1417, 13.6 = 685. And so on.
Second consecutive correct answer receives the same points as above + 400 points bonus. Third in a row is the exact same as the second. Fourth in a row is the same + 800 points (instead of 400). Fifth correct answer receives *double points* + 800 bonus.
Any incorrect answer receives zero points & means that your next correct answer receives the same points as your first (i.e no bonus).
In summary, 5 * 3.6 second answers would total 12000 points. 5 * 1.6 (for example) would achieve 19740. 5 * 0.5 or quicker = 24000 (maximum score). 5 * 20.0 or slower = 3000 (600 points + 2400 bonuses).
The amount of consecutive correct answers still scores a bonus, but the advantage is negligible. The emphasis now is being faster than your opponent. Guessing or copying is not as successful. If you answer the same amount of songs correctly, the faster player will now nearly always win.
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