Find The Mystery City Using Color Clues

To start, name any of the top 200 cities by population. The redder it appears, the closer you are. When you guess the mystery city, the quiz is over - you win!
Also try the randomized version and the country version
Quiz by Pandora49
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Last updated: May 5, 2021
First submittedJanuary 13, 2021
Times taken35,350
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City
Sydney
Brisbane
Melbourne
Santiago
Surabaya
Buenos Aires
Lima
Cebu
Bandung
Jakarta
Guadalajara
Guayaquil
San Diego
Mexico City
Puebla
Los Angeles
Porto Alegre
Manila
Quito
San Francisco
Guatemala City
Phoenix
Monterrey
Singapore
Curitiba
Tokyo
Cali
Nagoya
Osaka
Kaohsiung
Kuala Lumpur
Taipei
Medellín
Bogotá
City
São Paulo
Campinas
Fukuoka
Ho Chi Minh City
Houston
Xiamen
Shantou
Seattle
Medan
Busan
Wenzhou
Rio de Janeiro
Dallas
Hong Kong
Ningbo
Daegu
Vancouver
Huizhou
Denver
Shanghai
Guangzhou
Hangzhou
Belo Horizonte
Wuxi
Fuzhou
Seoul
Brasília
Changzhou
Nanchang
Guiyang
Nanjing
Pyongyang
Hefei
Nanning
City
Bangkok
Changsha
Hanoi
Qingdao
Wuhan
Xuzhou
Tampa
Miami
Caracas
Dalian
Orlando
Zibo
Shenyang
Port-au-Prince
Jinan
Changchun
Cape Town
Harbin
Atlanta
Zhengzhou
Tangshan
Santo Domingo
Tianjin
Yangon
Kunming
Beijing
Chongqing
Shijiazhuang
Salvador
Minneapolis
Durban
Taiyuan
Xi'an
City
Chicago
Cincinnati
Chengdu
Maputo
Detroit
Johannesburg
Cleveland
Colombo
Lanzhou
Washington
Recife
Chittagong
Fortaleza
Toronto
Philadelphia
Dhaka
Kolkata
New York
Chennai
Bangalore
Montreal
Boston
Hyderabad
Bhilai
Kathmandu
Nagpur
Lucknow
Kanpur
Pune
Indore
Mumbai
Dar es Salaam
Surat
City
Ürümqi
New Delhi
Jaipur
Ahmedabad
Luanda
Lahore
Gujranwala
Faisalabad
Nairobi
Rawalpindi
Karachi
Kinshasa
Kampala
Kabul
Tashkent
Abidjan
Addis Ababa
Dakar
Accra
Dubai
Yaoundé
Douala
Kumasi
Sana'a
Lagos
Mashhad
Ibadan
Bamako
Abuja
Riyadh
Isfahan
Khartoum
Kuwait City
City
Tehran
Kano
Jeddah
Baghdad
Saint Petersburg
Moscow
Amman
Damascus
Casablanca
Tel Aviv
Cairo
Manchester
Birmingham
Alexandria
Kiev
London
Ankara
Madrid
Hamburg
Rotterdam
The Ruhr
Berlin
Paris
Cologne / Dusseldorf
Istanbul
Izmir
Frankfurt
Algiers
Barcelona
Athens
Milan
Rome
Naples
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Level 51
Mar 4, 2021
do you guys think I should make a sequel to this? like this comment if you want me to
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Level 51
May 5, 2021
EDIT: We have a randomized version, no need for a part two! See here
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Level 55
Jan 13, 2021
Nice Job! This one is great as well.
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Level 25
Feb 16, 2021
What is the mystery city? I dont know where
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Level 68
Mar 18, 2021
I'll give you a hint - it's in southern Europe
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Level 45
Apr 4, 2021
the only highly populated cities I know are tokyo beijing london rome and moscow thats about it
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Level 52
Apr 7, 2021
Naples
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Level 60
May 10, 2021
It's not Tirana
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Level 23
May 13, 2021
Thanks, TurkeyCookTime.
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Level 66
Jan 13, 2021
My first attempt I got the colours mixed up. I guessed L.A. and Tokyo and was very confused that the mystery city was apparently very close to both of them!

Excellent and interesting quiz, nice job.

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Level 66
Mar 16, 2021
I find that my personal best for this quiz improves much faster than for many other quizzes. After only 2 or 3 tries I've got it down to 0:00 sec
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Level 65
Jan 14, 2021
Nice concept. Replayability would make this one a feature 100%. Time is ok but could be shorter to make it somewhat challenging, or alternatively add an attempt counter (although I'm pretty sure it can't be done within Jetpunk)
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Level 51
Jan 14, 2021
Thanks! I might reduce the time by 15 seconds.

Replayability is possible but it would take months to design. I will start working on a replayable version soon.

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Level 27
Feb 9, 2021
How did you make this quiz?
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Level 58
Mar 6, 2021
Type ins and svg-correct coding.
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2021
Really interesting idea - hey Dan, how easy is it to load this quiz so the maximum number of points you can earn for this quiz drops by one each time? Otherwise the 5 pojnts will fall into your lap sooner or later.
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Level 57
Jan 14, 2021
How do you do like the far close thing?
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Level 51
Jan 14, 2021
what do you mean?
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Level 57
Jan 17, 2021
Like that thing in the bottom left corner
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Level 51
Mar 3, 2021
Edit the .svg file in Inkscape
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Level 74
Jan 14, 2021
Can you make there be some way to see the correct answer?
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Level 51
Jan 14, 2021
Yeah, I can, but some people would want to take it multiple times until they get the correct answer.
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Level 28
Jan 20, 2021
I’m far to the button nominate... but now I’m close! And I push it!
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Level 56
Jan 20, 2021
woah!
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Level 33
Feb 16, 2021
This one is more difficult than the country quiz because of the circles. For example, I typed in Paris which is a big circle and then typed in all the smaller cities around Paris, which are smaller but the resolution is too small to be able to see if you are getting hotter or colder and therefore in which direction to go. Any other way to present this graph to be able to tell the difference between when we are getting hotter or colder?
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Level 84
Mar 16, 2021
Really interesting idea, but I found the colors really difficult to discern whether I was getting closer or farther away. I had multiple cities in Europe that were dark red but they looked exactly the same shade of red to me.

As a suggestion, maybe the gradient could be across a couple different colors to make it more clear? I realize that some people have colorblindness issues with certain hues, but just a thought.

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Level 66
Feb 16, 2021
Wait so the missing city isn't one of the circles? I had all the bright red ones filled in and didn't have the answer. Feel like it should be made clearer than you have to guess a city that isn't one of the circles.
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Level 51
Mar 15, 2021
this has been fixed now thanks
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Level 71
Feb 16, 2021
All roads almost lead to...
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Level 75
Feb 17, 2021
Should be a featured quiz
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Level 37
Feb 18, 2021
Amazing quiz! Nominated :)
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Level 49
Feb 18, 2021
So the answer isn't one of the top 200? So it's not on the map? It's not obvious I think it needs more explaining.
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Level 51
Feb 18, 2021
It is in the top 200
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Level 57
Feb 23, 2021
0:43 seconds :D
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Level 20
Mar 1, 2021
just spent 30 minutes thinking white meant closer
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Level 46
Mar 5, 2021
Great quiz! Nominated!
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Level 58
Mar 6, 2021
Will get featured soon! And yes, a sequel would be great! Maybe an African city?
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Level 55
Mar 7, 2021
The first three syllables of the name of a guy who conquered a lot of land.
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Level 50
Mar 11, 2021
Nagpur In=Napuri surname=Blah Blah Napuri
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Level 75
Mar 12, 2021
I like it, but would prefer at least some shading for the oceans/seas so that I could rule out what cities I was trying to guess. A lot of big cities aren't on here (which is fine), but it's difficult to figure out which ones are or aren't without a bit more reference, IMO. (Unless you just guess the whole time)
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Level 51
Mar 12, 2021
good idea, i'll see what i can do

btw, the quiz uses urban population. i'm sure the city data is correct

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Level 55
Mar 15, 2021
You should pick a city in Northwest China. There are so many to choose from!
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2021
I am color blind. I found this one to be very difficult
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2021
To answer your opening question Mr Pandora, yes please! More in this series would be awesome. The dream scenario would be that the quiz randomly re-selects the winning city each time, but I see some really major technical difficulties pulling that off! (The closest to solving that might be to create a few quizzes in the series, and then when you click to start the quiz it randomly selects one of the quizzes from that series. Still requires new capabilities on Jetpunk, but probably a wee bit more achievable)
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Level 51
Mar 15, 2021
Thanks! I've experimented a little bit and it is indeed possible to make a version where the mystery city changes each time (however, it's not possible to do this for the country version). The problem is, it would take a long time to make and I'm not sure if people would even enjoy it anyways.

But seeing as the pinned comment got a good amount of likes, I'll make a sequel

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Level 51
Apr 28, 2021
Edit: A random mystery country AND city version has been released! See the link in the 3rd pinned comment
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2021
By the way, the way this quiz is set up creates some pretty interesting and weird quiz statistics.
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Level 86
Mar 15, 2021
Blind luck to get the answer with the first city I entered!
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Level 58
Mar 16, 2021
By the way, the stroke for Kashmir still appears.
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Level 51
Mar 19, 2021
yeah i was unable to fix it for some reason
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Level 72
Mar 16, 2021
This was fun. Can you do one where it changes each time?
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Level 57
Mar 16, 2021
Really fun quiz!
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Level 55
Mar 16, 2021
it was naples!
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Level 58
Mar 16, 2021
Why. Just why. I'm going to start to report intentional spoilers on one answer quizzes.
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Level 45
Apr 4, 2021
dont
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Level 65
May 10, 2021
Why do you read the comments before finishing the quiz tho?
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Level 45
Apr 4, 2021
thx so much
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Level 27
Mar 17, 2021
What is this, and why is time so short?
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Level 58
Mar 17, 2021
Read instructions...
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Level 40
Mar 18, 2021
18 seconds first try!
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Level 64
Mar 19, 2021
11 seconds, how lucky I am
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Level 48
Mar 19, 2021
Awesome!!!
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Level 58
Mar 21, 2021
What source did you use to find the top cities?
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Level 51
Mar 21, 2021
Citypopulation.de - urban population, ref. date 1/1/19

It's the same list I used for my 500 Biggest Cities quiz

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Level 54
Mar 22, 2021
I can see the mystry city after taking the quiz. Can you change it to Mystery City
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Level 51
Mar 22, 2021
No because it would reset the stats
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Level 54
Mar 27, 2021
ok
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Level 43
Apr 1, 2021
I guessed the mystery city first! I actually am planning a trip to Naples with my family.
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Level 36
Apr 2, 2021
It would be nice if you do it with US states.
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Level 35
Apr 2, 2021
Hint: The cities are sorted by how close they are. The more late the city is on the list, the closer
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Level 36
Apr 2, 2021
Nice quiz
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Level 66
Apr 2, 2021
got it as the time ended!
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Level 46
Apr 2, 2021
Mine was Naples, got it at 17 seconds left
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Level 34
Apr 2, 2021
Only thing I'd suggest is to use a different color to make it easier to to read the color grade.
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Level 58
Apr 6, 2021
A lot harder to "just change" than you think. Also, the color scheme is perfectly understandable for most that pay attention to the directions, and red is one of the less common colors for people to be colorblind to.
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Level 58
Apr 6, 2021
I got it on my 2nd guess completely with luck
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Level 58
Apr 11, 2021
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Level 57
Apr 16, 2021
this would be easier if i wasn't colorblind
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Level 55
Apr 27, 2021
When does this one hit the front page?
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Level 51
Apr 27, 2021
May 12
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Level 51
Apr 28, 2021
*10th
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Level 73
May 10, 2021
Took the full time limit the first two times guessing every city around the correct answer. The third time I knew which city it had to be, so I finished the quiz in 1 second.
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Level 68
May 10, 2021
Sorry, not a fan.
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Level 58
May 10, 2021
Sorry, but it appears you have said this to go against the crowd. Do you go around on other quizzes and say you don't like it without explaining why? I mean, at least give a suggestion.
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Level 51
May 10, 2021
I don't mind it, I'm not really fond of this quiz either :)
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Level 48
May 10, 2021
Haha got it in only 3 type ins
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Level 66
May 10, 2021
I put Athens first, and then when I saw how red it was, I spent the rest of the minute trying to figure out how to spell "Thessaloniki."
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Level 53
May 10, 2021
Bruh wot I got it second guess haha my first was Naples and I have no idea how this happened
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Level 21
May 11, 2021
Very Hard

But I enjoyed

NEW SUBSCRIBER!

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Level 28
May 12, 2021
Got it on the first time