This is the best and most comprehensive among the Flying Flags games on the App Store.
This unusual arcade game concept was developed in Vancouver, BC, Canada. There is a carefully designed learning process at the core of the game, but it also fun to play, and rather addictive!
By playing this game regularly, you will recognize, and retain in your memory, the national flags of almost all the countries in the world through repetition, disambiguation and a learning process based on progressive difficulty.
Of course, being an action game, good reflexes certainly help!
Free: 5 levels
In-app purchase: 15 more levels and additional mini-games
Easy and fun
Just 100 seconds per level
Quiz mini games
Background music, sound effects
Tips and Strategy
One trick some players use is to find your target, then trace its movement with your finger, without actually touching it until you have a clear shot. Other flags and UFOs are always swirling about, often overlapping your flag, so sometimes you have to be patient.
Flags will grow and shrink–obviously you have a much better chance of tapping on it when it is large, so again, watch and wait until you have a good opportunity.
The screen flashes, as an alarm, just before a UFO enters. They move quickly and unpredictably, so your safest strategy is to avoid tapping anywhere while they are on screen. However, the timer keeps ticking down, so this loss of time is unacceptable to players who are less risk-averse and want to keep playing. Touching a UFO results in a 30-point penalty, as opposed to the usual 10-point penalty for a wrong answer, so it’s up to you and your risk profile.
The various mini-games are a way to score bonus points. They are easy quizzes, fun to play, and go over all the flags that you have seen up to that point, so you won’t be asked to identify a flag from the more advanced levels.
You can play Flying Flags Ultimate to learn the flags of the world, or you can play it for fun, as an action arcade game. It’s completely up to you!
Flying Flags Ultimate players say
I love this game, but it also drives me nuts. Take it from a guy with a PhD in basket weaving from Harvard. This game is hard, man.
Bill Doors, PhD
I’m up to 100 flags as of today, and I’m just thrilled to have come this far. So how much longer could 90 more flags take, right? Well, I don’t know, but check back with me in a couple of years…
Jane de la Jungle, Vice-president, Eternal Optimist Society
Like all my fellow-neurosurgeons, I’m hooked on Flying Flags Ultimate. I mean, if you think about it, flags are kinda like neurons, synapses, axons, and in a weird way, the corpus callosum, don’t you think?
Matt Crania, Head Surgeon, Dept of Neurology, Chameleons General Hospital