in the UK and Australia) was the first Waldo video game. The product was loosely based on the book of the same name
. The player's goal is to find Waldo
in various pictures in order to progress through the game.
The pictures are still images the size of the screen in the "Easy" and "Practice" levels. In the "Medium" and "Hard" levels, the player has to scroll to the side to see the rest of the area. The directional buttons control a magnifying glass and that must be placed over Waldo in order to "find" him and move to the next level and a new picture.
In the Practice level, there is no time limit, however only a select number of levels are open (the Train Station, Forest and Caves). The time limit for the other levels varies: Easy=959 (about 10 minutes), Medium=659 (about 7 minutes), Hard=459 (about 5 minutes). Each time the game is played Waldo is moved to a new location in the scene.
In an issue of GameInformer, they gave Where's Waldo
a 1 out of 10 citing it as being "a game for those too lazy to turn a page."
A short film titled "Terrible NES Games: Where's Waldo" was created by a student named Eric Turner and uploaded onto YouTube in 2006, achieving widespread views soon after. The video exposes many of the game's irreparable glitches, including one in the "Subway" scene that has the potential to "trap" the cursor altogether and stop players... Read More