This will be the text of the first post for Tropical Trouble, I post it here because I will open the thread tomorrow to add the final score of Worm Whomper (as you may remember I can not edit threads after a certain time, so if I would open the thread right now I would be unable to edit in the standings later). I have to work soon, but you have the rules and the scoring explanation right now to start the new round.
We are playing Tropical Trouble. Game is play on hard (press 6 on the title screen).
This game wont reward the highest score, it will reward the progress. The game has 7 screens (2 on the beach, two in the jungle, two in volcano land and one final battle on the bridge). You can see the progress on the final screen after you are game over, because the character stays there. I wrote a explanation how to determine your position here: http://atariage.com/...-2#entry2787045
There is also a screenshot to compare.
Everytime you beat the boss at the bridge you earn a green mountain symbol at the bottom left. If you beat the game over and over again you will get a red mountain (I think it was 9 runs or something like this). This will keep countin the completed runs for you, just take a picture of the full game over screen.
Now how you determine your score: Look up your position on the screen, this will be X.1-7, as I explained in the link above. If you die on the 4th screen in the first run your final progress is 0.4. If you die on the 4th screen with 3 green mountain-symbols your score is 3.4. If you have trouble to understand that please ask, but I guess its much easiert to understand when you see examples, which should be soon.
If two players share the same progress the lower score of them will be rewarded with the better ranking.
Why this complicated scoring? Thats simple, because unfortunately Tropical Trouble allows to camp in the first levels forever and gaining infinite points without any risk of dieying. So its completely impossible to take the points to consideration. For that reason this time the progress will be the most important thing.
Good luck and have fun. If you have any questions feel free to ask here.