Eighty Clicks offers four different game modes:
- Multiple Choice: the default, pick the correct country/province/state from a list.
- Classic: Put a marker on the map as close as possible to the panorama location. 5 turns.
- No Wander: Like classic, but you can't move
- Perfect Streak: Like classic, repeating until you fail to get 1000 points
Perfect streak was one of the reasons I created Eighty Clicks. I love the puzzle of getting to within yards of the exact location of the panorama. Frankly, I had no idea if any one was playing this game mode (or any of the other game modes).
Preditably, as the default Multiple Choice is the most popular game mode. Classic mode is not far behind. Perfect Streak seems like the least popular mode, but on some of these games last much longer than the other game modes. In fact, the longest completed perfect streak has 707 different locations! If you think that is a lot (it is), there currently are several running games with even more visits. That's truly impressive.
Technically, Multiple Choice consists of three types of modes: On the world map, you need to guess the correct country. On country maps, you need to guess the correct province/state/subdivision. These modes are not very popular, so maybe they need to be promoted more.
Eighty Clicks offers a many different maps to play. Despite all this choice, the world map is by far the most popular one. 75% of all games are played on the world map. Let's zoom in and see which other maps are being played by the community:
The United States being the most popular world map is not a huge surprise. Most players are from the US and the states offer a wide variety of landscapes and settings. I have to admit I was surprised by the 2nd place: Australia. Even more interesting is that the majority of the Australian games are No Wander games. Apparently, getting stuck between spiders and kangaroos is something many players like to experience from behind the safety of their keyboard.