Country Logic Puzzle 5x5 #1 – A-Z Snake

Follow the rules. Spelling and continent sorting according to the Jetpunk country quiz, unless otherwise stated.
Red = Asia. Yellow = North America or Oceania. Blue = Africa or Europe.
Spiral inwards in a clockwise direction, i.e. across the top row, then down, back across the bottom row, etc.
Start with A. Finish with Z. No country with W or X. If more than one country starts with a given letter, take the country that comes first alphabetically.
Alphabetic sorting based on the first word that is not ‘The’, e.g. ‘The United States’ would be sorted under U.
Quiz by ylj
Last updated: March 28, 2021
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Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
East Timor
Saudi Arabia
Federated States of Micronesia
Vatican City
United Arab Emirates
Level 75
Mar 28, 2021
I don't understand the rules. The first box is yellow (N America or Oceania) yet the answer is Afghanistan. Kindly explain.
Level 54
Mar 28, 2021
The first box is where the quiz opens. Therefore, it should start with A, not N; maybe you went the wrong way around. As for the colour, unfortunately, whenever a box is highlighted it will appear yellow, because of the ‘yellow box’ setting. Try press another box, and you will see the red colour in box A. So, red for Asia and starting with A; does that answer your question?
Level 76
Mar 28, 2021
but its not red. Its yellow. So it should be Antigua and Barbuda
Level 57
Dec 7, 2022
No, it's red. You misunderstood their comment.
Level 30
Apr 12, 2021
I was confused at first too but if you click off of it, it will turn red. It's an unfortunate flaw that the highlighted boxes are the same color as some that aren't, especially with it being on the first one. But when one is highlighted there is a thin border around it to remind you what color it is in case you wanted to try again.
Level 54
Apr 13, 2021
Well explained! I can see where the confusion could arise. I might need to change the colours
Level 74
Dec 7, 2022
I would recommend doing this, yes. I spent about 3 minutes wondering why Antigua didn't work, and thinking the quiz was broken (or that I didn't understand the rules) until I happened to click on another box and the lightbulb went on.

I think that just swapping the red and yellow colours (and continents to which they correspond) would help greatly, as you would then be starting on a yellow box, making it gettable. (And progressing to box #2 should make it obvious what's going on, as it did for me.)

Level 57
Jan 25, 2023
when you click on a bow it turns yellow.
Level 85
Apr 7, 2022
Two suggestions: #1 Change the yellow boxes to green so that there won't be any confusion as to which box is highlighted in yellow; #2 Allow the standard JetPunk typeins for the country names (KSA, Congo, etc.)

Great quiz overall, but I think these two adjustments will make it top-level.

Level 36
May 11, 2022
this is a great quiz, although we were stuck on F, D, and R as they were not the usual JetPunk names for the three countries: We are used to seeing Congo, Congo and Micronesia!
Level 77
Nov 28, 2022
I was about halfway through when I realized it wasn't the first alphabetically, but the first alphabetically on that continent(s). Other than that I had a fun time :-)
Level 65
Nov 29, 2022
Great Quizz with few things to improve to be perfect : like adopting the classical Jetpunk accepted spelling (espacially for Micronesia, Congo, KSA)
Level 55
Dec 7, 2022
I would nominate if type-ins are updated and the yellow is changed. Nice quiz, it's a bit confusing at first but it was fun.
Level 63
Jan 22, 2023
The quizz is so nice until you get frustrated because you lost on 3 countries that you tried and that did not get accepted because you require the full length name instead of the country quiz writing.
Level 64
Jan 24, 2023
You should accept ROC and Micronesia, but otherwise this is a fun quiz, once I realised that it was a spiral! Snaking to me meant that it would go from left to right, then right to left, but it's a small matter!
Level 43
Jan 24, 2023
EDIT: Okay, so there's a thin line around the highlighted box that tells you what color it is supposed to be continent-wise. But another issue is that it doesn't actually go in alphabetical order spiraling in, it moves out of order, which I don't think is clearly explained in the beginning. I also agree with another commenter who said that "snaking", to most people, means left to right, then right to left, etc., so that's also confusing. Cool concept but very confusing.

The problem is that, since you can only answer one at a time, it highlights the box you're working on as yellow. But that doesn't necessarily mean that the continent is yellow... so that's a bummer because there's no way, for instance, to know what color to start with. HINT: Start with Asia (red).

Level 57
Jan 25, 2023
micronesia isnt asian just saying.