Designed for "children ages 4 through 8", Where's Waldo at the Circus
is a computer video game that immerses the player in a rich interactive environment complete with music, sound, and animation. A team of educators assisted with the game design, and the exercises within it conform to the guidelines of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
and the California Department of Education
The game is introduced by Waldo
himself asking the player to type in his or her name. Once that is done, the player is off to the Big Top to meet Wizard Whitebeard
, who gives options of hearing the story behind the game or jumping right in.
has lost his magic golden whistle, and without it the circus can't go on. Piccalilli asks the player to aid in its recovery. First the player has to find Waldo, who will help with the search.
The detailed virtual "Where's Waldo?" spreads page are four times the size of the screen and fully scrollable, packed with point-and-click characters and activity. The player can spend explore and enjoy the many hidden trigger spots, or just seek out Waldo right away. Once he's found, the story continues.
Along the bottom of the screen there are access buttons to Wizard Whitebeard, who holds the activity checklist, Senor Piccalilli, who returns the player to the main storyline, and the "Quit" icon.
Aside from spotting Waldo, the game has many mini-games and puzzles; including identifying and... Read More