...Nevertheless I think a better challenge would be declaring the one with most time and lives left and having the highest score the winner. This competition isn't lost.
The killer-bee trick has been used before in a competition - 12 years ago in gamesmagazine Zzap!
Zzap! featured a monthly section called 'Scorelord' in which readers could sent in their highscores achieved in games. When the level 1-1 demo-world of Turrican 2
was released, highscores with six zeros where sent in. The Zzap staff found it out and closed competition.