It is possible to alter the strength and direction of your shots by moving the mouse further or closer to your cannon. Using this function is vital for planning your shots accurately. Do this to hook your shots more easily, dropping them into openings or on pins instead of simply shooting in their general direction. Adjusting your cannon's power allows you to get around pins or obstacles that aren't a necessity to hit, but would send your Papa Pear heading in the wrong direction.
Destroy all pins of one type in a level, such as every chili pepper pin, to generate a multiplier pin. You can then use your next Papa Pear to add the multiplier to the remaining points obtained in that level.
For easy bonus points, make your Papa Pear hit the ceiling. This is done by bouncing your Papa Pear off of objects that are at or close to the top. This will earn you 500 bonus points, but only for the first touch. Use this method early on and only if you can afford to not directly aim your current shot.
Golden multiplier pins will appear randomly in Papa Pear when you use a booster or if you have earned it during gameplay. Use these pins early and often to increase the point you get during each level. The multipliers will stack as well, so if you see more than one appear over the course of a level, make sure to get all of them.
When your Papa Pear is about to light up the last bucket, but you haven't hit the goal score yet, shoot out as many Papa Pears as you have left. They will probably earn you more points then if you simply wait to get the bonuses for having extra Papa Pears at the end of the round. The level will not end until all of your loose Papa Pears have gotten into a bucket, even if you have lit up every bucket.