I was an awful, awful geography student in high school. If I wasn't falling asleep in the middle of a lesson, I was sitting there struggling to understand where all the countries are, who are allies with whom and even which flag belonged to each country.
By this point in my life, I can put a name to most of the (for lack of a better term) more popular countries like Canada, the U.S., Italy, China and Japan, as well as Sweden, Finland and Jamaica, just to name a few. However, FlagsQuizGame showed me that I still don't know as much as I should - which is sad, considering the amount of time I have dedicated to watching the Olympics this summer.
You may remember that I reviewed a game called Logos Quiz a few months back. Well, this game is an exact replica of that, apart from the fact that the flags are presented in full (logos had elements of them missing in order to make the game more challenging) and that it feels a heck of a lot harder to play. Sure, the game's functionality is solid, but as noted, I am an awful flag identifier.
How it works, is that each level reveals a collection of flags. Upon clicking on a flag, the user is asked to type in the country in which he feels the flag represents. If he fails to match it with the proper country, or get the spelling right, he has to go back to the drawing board.
The longer a person takes to issue a correct guess, the fewer points he will receive. However, it pays to build a higher point total, because that leads to being presented with a collection of Hints that can be used on any flag - a user is allowed a maximum of three hints per flag.
If enough flags are figured out in a given level, the next one will be unlocked - the gamer does not need to cleanly sweep a level in order to move on. Good thing for that, because I could only figure out 21 of the 35 flags in level one. I'm assuming I reached the minimum number of correct flag identifications.
For those that really struggle, the app allows an individual to directly connect to his Facebook or Twitter page and solicit help from friends. Unfortunately, I'm too proud to do such a thing.
In terms of presentation, the FlagsQuizGame has a very slick, yet modest presentation to it, making it easy and enjoyable to play through. I only wish the letters on the virtual keyboard was bigger so that my seemingly too-large fingertips could avoid making stupid typos.
This app is available for free on iOS devices (with ads), while a $0.99 version with no ads can be picked up as well.
Good luck my knowledgeable followers - hopefully you're better at geography than I.