This is an explanation of how to calculate the damage inflicted and points earned upon photographing a ghost during battle. Damage is determined by spirit power charge and film type used, and depletes the ghost's HP, which is the base. Points are calculated by multiplying damage by 10 - in other words, the higher the damage you deal, the more points you will get. There are special bonuses you can earn for both, which will add to your final score. The actual formula described is quite tricky, but it should help you to understand how to get high scores.
|Formula for Calculating Damage|
Base damage is determined by the amount of spirit power charged and the film type used, doubled if a Shutter Chance, and also increased if using a power-up lens, which determins your final damage. A power-up lens' effect differs according to what level it is, and whether a normal shot or Shutter Chance was taken. If you want to deal massive damage, equipping Type-Zero film and use a Level 3 power-up lens - "Blast" for a normal shot, "Crush" for a Shutter Chance - is best.
|Formula for Calculating Points|
x multiplier from combos
Points are multiplied by the damage as shown above by 10, which gives you base score, to which you can add bonuses by taking special shots and combo multipliers to reach your final score. There are various types of shot with different outcomes - for example, Zero + Special + Core adds a modifier of 10%.
|Zero Shot||+ 5% base points|
|Special Shot||+ 3% base points|
|Core Shot||+ 2% base points|
|Close Shot||+ 2% base points|
|Just Kill||+ 1% base points|
|Double Shot||+ 3% base points||Double Kill||+ 2% base points||Triple Shot||+ 4% base points|
|Triple Kill||+ 3% base points|
|Fatal Frame (combo x1)||1.2|
|Combo x2||1.5||Combo x3||2|
|Power-up Lens hit x1||1.2|