Find The Mystery Country Using Hints - Randomized!

To start, name any country. Use the colour clues in the map legend to find the mystery country. When you guess the mystery country, the quiz is over - you win!
The mystery country changes every time you play!
Huge thanks to ThatOneGuy25 for allowing me to make a randomized version of his original quiz!
Quiz by Simon1006
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Last updated: September 1, 2022
First submittedFebruary 18, 2022
Times taken135,656
Average score38.8%
Rating4.98
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Level 63
Sep 16, 2022
To address a few questions repeatedly asked in the comments:

- A landmass is any contiguous piece of land, such as Afro-Eurasia, Borneo, Hispaniola, etc.

- Names as in the Countries of the World quiz are used, so the last letter of the USA is S (United States)

- French Guiana is an overseas department or France, not an overseas territory. Therefore France is on both the landmass of the Americas as well as Afro-Eurasia, while it's continent is still Europe

Hope this helps :)

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Level 63
Sep 17, 2022
Originally there was a little bit more explanation but that seems to have been removed once this was featured. The quiz works as follows:

- Type any country. The country will show up in one of 12 colours. Say we type China.

- Use the legend on the bottom left of the svg to see what the colour means. For example, China shows up in yellow, meaning the mystery country is on the landmass of Afro-Eurasia, but not in Asia, doesn't start with C, and doesn't end with A.

- Using that info, we type the next country. Let's say we pick the DR Congo, which shows up in black. This means the mystery country is in Africa, doesn't end with O, but starts with D

- We then pick Djibouti, with which the quiz ends as it was the mystery country :)

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Level 75
Feb 18, 2022
wow, a masterpiece!

I suppose island countries aren't possible answers? or at least borderless ones?

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Level 63
Feb 18, 2022
Thanks!

Borderless countries can be answers, since the First Letter, Last Letter and Continent hints should be enough to be able to find the mystery country. But they are indeed a bit more challenging since less countries will be coloured!

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Level 75
Feb 18, 2022
ok, I played it a few times and it hasn't happened to me yet, that's why I was asking :)
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Level 63
Feb 18, 2022
Ah makes sense. That's all up to the randomizer in the end :)
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Level 68
Jul 22, 2022
Yup, got Maldives on my second try! Tough one! Great quiz
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Level 24
Jul 24, 2022
What does landmass mean bruh
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Level 63
Jul 24, 2022
That used to be in the explanation but was removed when it was featured: a landmass is any contiguous piece of land, such as Borneo, Afro-Eurasia, Hispaniola, and so on
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Level 60
Jul 28, 2022
but it makes no sense for mainland France to be considered in the same landmass as Paraguay...
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Level 54
Jul 28, 2022
Sure, if the answer said mainland France or the quiz excluded overseas departments, but it doesn't.
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Level 66
Jul 29, 2022
I got Cape Verde and it quite bedeviled me :)
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Level 63
Jul 29, 2022
@IrisIris and @Dollyfroggy, see my answer to @JMPetes below on why I am including French Guiana as part of France
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Level 44
Aug 8, 2022
sorry I don't understand the colours. What are the two letter things like FL & LL?

I'm sure I would love this style of quiz, if I would understand it.

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Level 63
Aug 8, 2022
The abbreviations are explained in the first four lines of the legend. FL = first letter, LL = last letter, and so on
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Level 57
Feb 18, 2022
Yay!
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Level 63
Feb 18, 2022
Great to see you like it!
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Level 57
Feb 18, 2022
Good idea to have the color code on the svg I didn’t think of that
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Level 63
Feb 19, 2022
Since all 12 combinations will happen at some point I had to be clearer in which colour meant what. Originally I followed your colour scheme but you couldn t see the difference between blue, black and the average of the 2 :). So I went for this instead with slightly different colours
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Level 72
Feb 18, 2022
Oh, come on! This needs to be at least 90 seconds to have a decent chance. Two minutes would be ideal. Thanks for the good work though.
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Level 63
Feb 18, 2022
Currently about 33% gets it on the first go, which I agree is not a lot. I increased the timer to 1:00 to see how that'll change
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Level 82
Feb 18, 2022
Amazing! Congrats to both ThatOneGuy and Simon! Nommed :)
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Level 70
Feb 18, 2022
Wow! Just yesterday I saw ThatOneGuy's quiz and commented that I'd love to see more of these quizzes. Looks like I've had my wish granted :) Nominated!
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Level 57
Feb 18, 2022
I think I’ll make more sometime with different hints idk maybe after my basketball is over
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Level 56
Feb 18, 2022
Amazing quiz! Thank you!
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Level 82
Feb 23, 2022
Found it on my first country ! 0:01
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Level 85
Feb 23, 2022
This is superb work. Nominated.
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Level 60
Feb 23, 2022
196 in 0:00

Great Quiz!

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Level 45
Feb 23, 2022
This is an incredible quiz!! The replayability is incredibly fun and the time limit is just right. Great job!
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Level 91
Feb 23, 2022
wow AMAZING! you need some attempts to fully get the hang of it, but it is awesome.

Also, one of the randomized quizzes I really feel like to play more and more times

Spectacular work!

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Level 55
Feb 23, 2022
fantastic!! maybe make the mystery country show up in green at the end if the user does not guess it (similar to the random mystery country quiz)?
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Level 63
Feb 23, 2022
Thanks!

It should already be lighting up in green afterwards if not guessed. Some may be difficult to see though. Did you have one that didn't light up?

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Level 55
Feb 23, 2022
it didn't work before, but now it does
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Level 69
Feb 23, 2022
i love it - would want a bit more time but i can see the whole point is that it’s hard
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Level 71
Feb 23, 2022
If you don't get the answer, then how do you know which country it was?

Also it seems inconsistent. For example, I guessed Sudan and it gave me a dark green color meaning that it has "S" as the first litter, "N" as the last letter and was in the same land mass. Yet Sweden, which meets all three of those same criteria, was colored lime green meaning only the first letter matched the answer. ?

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Level 63
Feb 23, 2022
The answer is coloured lime green if you don't guess it. So Sweden probably was the one you were looking for :)
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Level 65
Feb 23, 2022
I saw your comment, promptly proceeded to take the quiz, guessed Sudan, saw it was dark green, then guessed Sweden and got my answer.

Wonder what the chances of that are?

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Level 63
Feb 24, 2022
1 in 51, or a little under 2%. Still pretty crazy
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Level 79
Feb 23, 2022
Three words for this one: uh. may. zing. Well done. :)
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Level 37
Feb 23, 2022
this quiz is super fun! Ive been doing a bunch of country/geography quizzes on jetpunk, refreshing to have a fun new one!
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Level 61
Feb 23, 2022
What a ripper of a quiz mate! Absolutely nominated without question and 5 stars :)
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Level 58
Mar 1, 2022
Addicted to this...love it.

Have noticed that if it's an African country beginning with M, it's always Mauritius. North Macedonia keeps coming up as well.

Two hard scenarios, I find, are are African countries ending in A and Asian ones ending in N.

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Level 63
Mar 1, 2022
Thanks a lot! Because of the 10,000 answer limit I can only have 51 possible mystery countries at a time. I change the possibilities up every once in a while, but it could very well be that indeed the only African option starting with M currently is Mauritius:)
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Level 50
May 26, 2022
Wow! I don't know how I missed it, but that's a true masterpiece. Congrats for this excellent idea and execution, and nominated, of course!
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Level 69
Jul 13, 2022
This is the best quiz ever! I don't think I'm going to sleep tonight :-)
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Level 90
Jul 13, 2022
Brilliant quiz. For the first few times, I didn't notice the box with the color codes and was thinking it was one of the proximity map quizzes where the closer you get to the right country, the redder the guessed countries. Couldn't understand why all the countries I was guessing were red and none of them were correct. Lol. Really enjoyable quiz - thanks for creating it.
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Level 78
Jul 13, 2022
Excellent!
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Level 81
Jul 13, 2022
Needs more time in order to be enjoyable, and that is not something I say often.
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Level 63
Jul 14, 2022
I resubmitted the quiz with a bit extra time, once it's approved it should be ready :)
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Level 77
Jul 13, 2022
Got a bit lucky when it became clear that South America was the landmass of choice for me (just started typing in those countires without referring to the other legend details). Wasn't so lucky the first time. Great quiz!
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Level 58
Jul 14, 2022
I'm confused. It's USA so the last letter should be A from America instead of S from States right?
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Level 63
Jul 14, 2022
I'm using the names as they appear on the Countries of the World quiz. The USA appears as United States so the last letter is S
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Level 69
Jul 14, 2022
I have no clue what is going on here...
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Level 43
Jul 14, 2022
Me neither! Other people seem to be enjoying it, but I think the explanation needs to be expanded. I’ll give it another go and see if it makes any more sense.

Okay, I understand now. Very quick thinking needed. A little more time would definitely make it more enjoyable. Those who relish the challenge of quick-fire could always try and beat their own fastest time.

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Level 63
Jul 14, 2022
Originally there was a little bit more explanation but that seems to have been removed once this was featured. The quiz works as follows:

- Type any country. The country will show up in one of 12 colours. Say we type China.

- Use the legend on the bottom left of the svg to see what the colour means. For example, China shows up in yellow, meaning the mystery country is on the landmass of Afro-Eurasia, but not in Asia, doesn't start with C, and doesn't end with A.

- Using that info, we type the next country. Let's say we pick the DR Congo, which shows up in black. This means the mystery country is in Africa, doesn't end with O, but starts with D

- We then pick Djibouti, with which the quiz ends as it was the mystery country :)

I hope this helps making it a bit clearer

That being said, it seems indeed the average is decreasing quite a bit, so I'll up the time a little

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Level 54
Jul 28, 2022
I wish that the description stayed :( maybe sticky it at least?
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Level 55
Aug 26, 2022
You should consider pinning this comment -- it could definitely assist quiz-takers that are confused about how exactly the quiz and its key works.
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Level 72
Jul 14, 2022
Man, I thought I had first letter, last letter and continent right, but couldn't think of an M...E African country apart from Mozambique. Turns out I only had last letter and continent right...The colour difference between the purples is pretty small, but if I'd looked more closely I would've seen it. My brain was too busy panicking.

Awesome quiz though, one of the best I've seen in a long time, and spending the first try getting the hang of it seems to be par for the course!

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Level 38
Jul 14, 2022
Scoring

You scored 196/196 = 100%

35.7% of test takers also scored 100%

The average score is 77

Your high score is 196

Your fastest time is 0:09

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Level 75
Jul 15, 2022
Great quiz. France is tricky though. I think it should be one land mass or the other.
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Level 63
Jul 15, 2022
I was debating what to do with that indeed, but since French Guiana is an overseas department and not an overseas territory, it seemed wrong to exclude it. A country can be on multiple landmasses though: for example Malaysia is on both Afro-Eurasia and Borneo, and Indonesia is on Timor, New Guinea and Borneo.

That's why France is on both the landmasses of Afro-Eurasia and the Americas, but the continent is still Europe.

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Level 82
Jul 15, 2022
I kind of glanced over the directions and wasn't really paying attention, figured I'll just start guessing randomly.

Georgia

Scoring

You scored 196/196 = 100%

35.5% of test takers also scored 100%

The average score is 77

Your high score is 196

Your fastest time is 0:07

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Level 55
Jul 17, 2022
Got Poland in three guesses, and to be absolutely clear I was still shooting in the dark at that point lol.
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Level 66
Jul 19, 2022
I absolutely love this quiz. Played it three times and was in disbelief when I guessed Sudan correctly on the first try. 1:15 remaining. Beat that.
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Level 24
Jul 24, 2022
I literally got Venezuela 3 times in a row… is this meant to happen?
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Level 63
Jul 24, 2022
It's up to the randomizer, but the chance of getting the same one 3 times in a row is 1 in 2601. So small, but seeing how many times this is being taken it'll definitely happen from time to time :)
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Level 24
Aug 13, 2022
Wow thanks
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Level 71
Jul 25, 2022
didn't understand how this quizz works... It needs more explanation on the process...
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Level 70
Jul 25, 2022
I got a little hung up when I guessed US and got last letter correct...but I thought it was A (United states of americA) but turns out the last letter is S (United stateS). I'll remember the next time :-)
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Level 34
Jul 28, 2022
this is a great quiz!
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Level 40
Aug 16, 2022
Can you explain what landmass means? its pretty unclear
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Level 63
Aug 16, 2022
A landmass is a contiguous piece of land such as Afro-Eurasia, Hispaniola, New Guinea and so on
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Level 40
Sep 5, 2022
slay i guessed the mystery country on my first try!
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Level 51
Sep 6, 2022
Awesome quiz !

One suggestion - The colour options are sometimes hard to distinguish on smaller countries if not zoomed in. Especially the two greens (FL&LL and FL,LL&LA) and the maroon and pink.

Maybe an orange or fluoro pink instead?

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Level 63
Sep 8, 2022
I'll have a look to see what I can do
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Level 50
Sep 7, 2022
Great quiz, but it seems to be repeating. I took it 4 times and 2 times it was cuba and 2 times liberia. There seems to be a smaller pool of countries than a random selection.
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Level 63
Sep 8, 2022
There is indeed a smaller pool of countries than all 196 that the algorithm chooses from, due to the 10,000 answer limit I can only have 51 different countries at a time. I swap them out regularly.

However, getting repeats is also part of a random process. We always think of randomness as something where there should be no repeats at all, but the chance of getting the same country twice in a row is 1 in 51, or just under 2%. If all takes would be people who took the quiz exactly twice and then left (22793 people), 447 of them would have been expected to see the same country twice. (Of course it will never be exactly 447, but it will be around that amount)

What you're describing, 2 sets of 2 in 4 takes, is a bit more rare to achieve, but still not impossible. If you take the quiz 4 times, the chance of this happening is 1 in 1327, or 0.07%. Seems small, but if all takes are from people who took the quiz exactly 4 times (11398 people), this would have happened about 9 times already.

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Level 46
Sep 16, 2022
I guessed the United States of America which was purple so the last letter and continent so guessed Canada which also ends in an "A" but was red
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Level 63
Sep 16, 2022
I use the names as shown on the Countries of the World quiz, where the USA shows up as United States, with as last letter S. If it was purple you were looking for a country ending with S in North America
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Level 69
Sep 17, 2022
this is the best quiz i have seen on here to date. well done
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Level 28
Sep 17, 2022
The quiz is the best of all well done!
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Level 22
Sep 17, 2022
Really fun and creative! Amazing job :)
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Level 67
Sep 17, 2022
i typed usa and then uae and the quiz was over already which confused me lol
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Level 55
Sep 17, 2022
Afro-Eurasia? Doesn't the Suez Canal make that invalid?
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Level 63
Sep 17, 2022
I'm ignoring man-made canals there, otherwise North and South America would be disconnected as well due to the Panama Canal
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Level 67
Sep 17, 2022
Warning: this quiz contains addictive properties. ;)
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Level 59
Sep 17, 2022
Fantastic Quiz, totally addictive! Thank you!
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Level 50
Sep 17, 2022
Second time I played i fluked the answer with my first guess. 0:02 time passed
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Level 41
Sep 17, 2022
It would be nice if they would give you the right answer afterwards. I know it is grey on the map, but sometimes the country is so small, you can't see it very well.
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Level 63
Sep 17, 2022
Without changing the entire format I can't show the mystery country other than on the map. The ones you cannot see I have enlarged already, are there any specific others you are struggling with?
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Level 59
Sep 17, 2022
Great quiz! Love the replayability of it
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Level 55
Sep 17, 2022
Played this quiz a few times and I got 5 seconds as my new high score. Shoutout to Djibouti
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Level 52
Sep 17, 2022
Lol I got it correct on my first entry on my first attempt - Afghanistan.
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Level 22
Sep 17, 2022
FAV QUIZ
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Level 28
Sep 17, 2022
i just got liberia twice in a row but i wasn't logged in so i have to do it
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Level 65
Sep 18, 2022
Please add to the quiz description that overseas territory is included as part of a country when on a different landmass. Example: France was lit yellow when the mystery country was French Guyana. Not the same landmass though.
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Level 24
Sep 18, 2022
This is an awesome quiz idea, very rare to have genuine new ideas on here. I can see myself having hours of fun on here, although I wish there was more time to think.
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Level 67
Sep 18, 2022
What the what? Here was my result: https://imgur.com/iircUju
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Level 63
Sep 18, 2022
You were looking for North Korea (marked in green if you don't find it). China and Cambodia are both on the same continent and share the last letter (A), so are purple. Vietnam is in the right continent but doesn't share the first or last letter, so it's red. Both Congos and Sweden also don't share the first or last letter, but are on the right landmass, hence they are purple. All the rest you didn't guess so is coloured in the JetPunk default wrong answer red
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Level 65
Sep 18, 2022
What a clever quiz - well done! Very addictive and I think the time is OK at 01:15.
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Level 54
Sep 18, 2022
I entered China, which gave me FL, LL & LA. The answer was Canada. How is China on the same land mass as Canada?
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Level 63
Sep 18, 2022
It should have shown just FL & LL, and looking into the editor it seems that it is written to do that as well. Not sure why this happened
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Level 37
Sep 18, 2022
I really enjoy this quiz you have made. Does anybody think they can beat my record of 7 seconds?
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Level 44
Sep 18, 2022
Very cool quiz! Thanks for making it!
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Level 27
Sep 18, 2022
Me:Types China, then Egypt gets landmass

Me thinking

Types Germany

Game Finished

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Level 34
Sep 18, 2022
Nice quiz, glad i found it

Takes a little to learn what all the colours mean but once that's down pat its mostly straightforward

I also hate when I forget the one other country that starts with the same letter in the continent. In africa i forgot Madagascar existed, had every other african country starting with M covered.

Once again great quiz!

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Level 44
Sep 20, 2022
WHen I discover it's in Africa and ends with 'A' or in Asia and ends with 'N' I know I'm going to be typing furiously to find it!
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Level 44
Sep 20, 2022
what a masterpiece!
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Level 25
Sep 21, 2022
I just got the country with my first guess
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Level 49
Sep 21, 2022
Ok, I LOVE the idea of this. But the results this time were super confusing to me.

After not getting it the answer was apparently South Sudan, which is bright green for some reason? Is green the color for both "First Letter" and the mystery country?

Also, why were all the stans in Central Asia showing up as light blue? Is Africa considered part of the same landmass as Eurasia despite the Suez Canal??

Finally, after the whole map is revealed most of the countries show up as red, as if they're all on the same continent. Is red at the end just anything I didn't guess in addition to indicating the same continent?

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Level 63
Sep 21, 2022
If you don't guess the mystery country it shows up in default JetPunk green, if you do guess it it shows up in gray. I'll change this during the next update since I see where that can be confusing. All the Countries you didn't guess show up in default JetPunk wrong answer red, which doesn't have a specific meaning.

As for the landmass, I indeed ignore man-made canals, so the Suez canal and the Panama canal are excluded

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Level 57
Sep 22, 2022
I have no idea how to do this. I guessed a bunch that were white, then got to some red and time ran out. I still don't know what the correct answer was, as my red ones were Australia and New Zealand. The time isn't long enough, either - or maybe once I understand this more, it will be ok. Why isn't the answer shown, though?
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Level 58
Sep 23, 2022
Great quiz, got it on third guess!
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Level 56
Sep 23, 2022
Why is Indonesia shown as the same continent as Asia?
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Level 63
Sep 23, 2022
Because Indonesia is Asian
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Level 56
Sep 27, 2022
Oh dang i was tripping so much. I woke up early ;-;
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Level 43
Sep 25, 2022
I don't get this quiz?
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Level 63
Sep 25, 2022
I put an explanation in the pinned comment, is there anything there you don't understand that i can clarify?
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Level 39
Sep 28, 2022
awsome! Loved it