Compasses are collected from playing scenes. Six hundred for a score? How? If you pay attention to the score for a single hidden object it is always in the thousands. For instance a cat may score 40,000. I don't unerstand how you can get a score of 600.
By the time I get to the fifth badge in each section I expect my score to be just over 650. I do this by clicking the items in the order they are shown on the screen (the order you click can make a difference of 10 or more) and by going quickly. You lose points if you click in the wrong place.
To the previous answer, I'm not sure what you mean. Scores in the thousands? Hidden objects? I think we must be talking about different scores.
As for compasses, they come when they come. Sometimes I have all of them well before I need them and sometimes I have to wait. It's random - and frustrating.
Are we talking about different things? For each section after I've finished it shows me my score and it shows the high scores of all my friends for that same scene. By the time I finish it I am generally around 656 and my other friend is about 648. We are in the UK. I don't understand the reference to the hidden object such as a cat. I get building materials and coins but not any extra points for finding them.
Can you please clarify the order in which you 'find' the items to get the highest points?
Are you searching based on the list order, left to right, top to bottom, and then back to top again until all are found? Or do you do top row left to right until no more appear and then do the bottom? Or is it based on where the items appear in the scene? I cannot get above $640000 and generally only get $630000. I can't figure out the scoring.
I challenge myself and can usually get just above 660,000. I find the highest score is to go by the list order. To do that I find 3 items in the top row, left to right. Then get the 3 in the bottom row, left to right. Now, get the 3 that have reappeared on top, left to right. And finally, the bottom 3 that have reappeared, left to right. You must have speed and accuracy (not misclick at all). I find that I go faster if I turn off the sound. The recognition sound tends to slow me down. Hope that helps.
If you follow the list order (top 3 left to right, bottom 3 left to right, repeat) you will get a base score of 454,000. For not using hint, you get 40,000 bonus. For accuracy (not misclicking at all), you get 40,000. All other points come from speed. Before starting the scene, I scope out the first 3 or 4 things that I will click on, so I can click on them very quickly. It helps to read to 2 or 3 items at a time, so your eyes don't have to go back and forth from the list to the scene as often. I turn my sound off, because I find the rhythmic sound slows me down. Then practice, practice, practice. Good luck. Hope that helps.
If this player's high score isn't credited to using a cheat, perhaps it represents a kind of bonus for playing a second time thru the game, goading other players to do the same if they want to beat it (clever of them, if true).
Also, scores seem to display differently around the world, based on posts I've seen here. I'm in the US (level 68), and on the forum I've noticed players mentioning their scores in terms of hundreds, followed by residual values to three decimal places. Over here scores are displayed entirely as whole numbers, so this player's score of 996.500 would be near the million-point mark: 996,500. Odd that the programmers would make them value so differently.