Find The Mystery City Using Color Clues - Randomized

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!
HUGE thanks to Pandora49 for the idea and the map, and to Stewart for helping with the CSS!
The mystery city changes every time you play!
Quiz by Simon1006
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Last updated: April 8, 2021
First submittedApril 6, 2021
Times taken2,041
Rating4.93
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Level 61
Apr 7, 2021
Updated so that you can see which city was the mystery city if you didn't guess it!
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Level 61
Apr 8, 2021
Another update to fix the geographic spread of the possible answers: especially around northeastern China and northeastern USA a lot of answers were grouped together
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Level 51
Apr 6, 2021
Amazing!
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Level 67
Apr 6, 2021
Nice! Now less people will have a best time of 0:00 second ;)
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Level 50
Apr 6, 2021
Wowee!
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Level 51
Apr 6, 2021
Got it on my fourth guess yay
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Level 39
Apr 6, 2021
Simon and Stewart, you are both genius. This quiz is awesome! I can't wait for the star, and a French version! Of course nominated, but I'm sure this quiz doesn't need it to become featured. It's one of the quiz which deserves it the most. Congratulations!

Personnally, I found in 4 tries (I had a huge luck): Paris (of course...!), NYC, Detroit and finally San Francisco (easy...).

Excellent continuation on this way! JetPunk will never forget you, Simon, with this amazing quiz!

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Level 51
Apr 6, 2021
agreed!
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Level 61
Apr 6, 2021
Thanks a lot Baptiste for your very kind words! And indeed quite lucky on the random cities :)
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Level 32
Apr 6, 2021
OMG AMZING
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Level 60
Apr 6, 2021
Just amazing quiz! Nothing else to add... oh wait: Nominated!
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Level 52
Apr 6, 2021
Great Quiz! I won with Tianjin. Make sure you know your top 39 Chinese cities!
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Level 74
Apr 7, 2021
No way! My first guess was Beijing, and that was the mystery city. :) Also, as I said on the country version, these quizzes are truly amazing. Great job!
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Level 61
Apr 7, 2021
Sometimes it takes one lucky guess :) Glad to hear you enjoy them!
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Level 60
Apr 7, 2021
Amazing quiz. One of my favorites which can be clear by having almost 200 takes and over half of the quiz's takes right now.
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Level 61
Apr 8, 2021
That's insane! Glad to hear you enjoy it Maxim!
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Level 60
Apr 8, 2021
Great update so far. Gives me more work to figure out the changes. Can't wait until this is featured.
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Level 61
Apr 8, 2021
Thanks for the support! And indeed some more work to figure out the full list :)
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Level 60
Apr 9, 2021
List complete again. Time for you to change the answers again
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Level 61
Apr 9, 2021
We'll see :)
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Level 63
Apr 10, 2021
Excellent quiz! My only comment would be that the shades of red are too similar. Once I get a red city, it's kind of a guessing game.
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Level 60
Apr 10, 2021
It can be difficult to tell the difference but once you play more it gets easier to see differences between very similar shades of red
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Level 61
Apr 11, 2021
I agree they are quite close together. I chose these colours to adhere to Pandora's series, which uses these shades as well. They were chosen so that it is also playable for colorblind users: if you turn it into a rainbow it'll be impossible to tell for colorblind users what is close and what is far
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Level 51
Apr 11, 2021
That's right. The 'guessing game' adds to the difficulty of the quiz, and expanding the variety of colors wouldn't really do anything unless if the city is in a very remote area, but that would make it too easy. I personally think it's a little more fun when you have to guess the nearby cities. So, if rainbow colors were to be used, it wouldn't really make much of a difference since 1 of the colors would cover an area relatively close to the mystery city.
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Level 52
Apr 12, 2021
Is it really showing Hyderabad as Dark Red when Moscow is the mystery city.
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Level 60
Apr 13, 2021
It is not the darkest of red but it is still a little dark. This is because it is not distance, it is cities in between Hyderabad and Moscow. Although these two cities are very far apart, since Hyderabad is kind of central India there are only some Indian, Pakistani, and middle eastern cities (and a few more) in between which is few enough for it to be a darker red color than you may expect by distance (although it is really not that dark red).
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Level 70
Apr 14, 2021
Great quiz, a lot of fun slowly getting near the target before the time runs out.
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Level 61
Apr 15, 2021
Thank you Mal!
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Level 51
Apr 16, 2021
Finished in 6 seconds ez