99% of my games are 1:40-2:30 minutes (i wish i was exaggerating). i try to play as fast as possible and almost get the blazing speed right away everytime i play. but because i don't get time drops when i need them my scores only range from 350-450k. my highscore is 1 million soemting, but i haven't been near that in months.
i searched google for tips for lightning mode and came across the fact that the bigger moves you do, the more likely time will drop. i tried this out with that in mind and still got the same time drops as i normally would.