Where's Waldo Now?™

Where's Waldo Now?™

$0.99

(3 stars)

(2K)


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100,000 - 500,000 downloads

Pros
  • Keeps "Where's Waldo" essence
  • Different game modes
  • Challenging
  • Graphics
Cons
  • Needs full-screen preview and pinch to zoom in/out
  • Needs to load every time you start a level or go back menu
  • Battery killer
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Expert's Review
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"Where's Waldo now? In your Android"

Reviewed by / Apr 16, 2012

Gameloft has re-invented Waldo's book-game and has brought it our mobile devices

We're pretty sure you all have ever played "Where's Waldo" series, a book-game that made us spent really great and challenging moments in our childhood. It seemed that this genre was buried underneath the ruins of the last century until Gameloft take the idea (and the rights, of course) and brought it directly to the 21st century making it an app.

Although gameplay is still the same, it becomes way more interactive including different game modes like adventure, quick game or mini-games (locked in the beginning). In the "adventure mode" Waldo will travel through ages with different levels on each. Finding Waldo is important, of course. However, as used to happen in the original book-games, the most challenging and interesting part is finding Waldo's friends and items scattered around the stage. Gameloft kept the essence of this dynamic.

Time matters, actually the faster the more score you get. If you think about it, it was same way in the book-game, you compete against yourself to find stuff as faster as possible. Unlike the original game, this allows to create even more stages, more challenges and consequently it becomes funnier and more playable.

Controls are quite easy: just drag the screen to move through it (you cannot preview full screen either pinch for zooming. This is a catch). On the left side there's a sidebar where you can see the characters/items you have to find, as well as the amount of them. As you find them they'll disappear from the list. Use a hint card to help you locate items specially if you're running out time. You can hold up to 5 cards.

Graphics are lovely, faithful to the original book-game, in consequence, bit childish. Effects are great and we're just missing some viewing options. One of the catches is that it requires to load every time you go back to the menu or start a new level.

In a nutshell, an interactive "Where's Waldo" that keeps the essence of the original book-game but enhances its gameplay thanks to the potential of screentouch and mobile tech. Lovely.

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Developer's original description available here
In Where’s Waldo Now?™, join the world’s most famous striped traveler as he journeys across time and space. Test your observational skills in a series of classic search-and-find levels that explore the Pyramids up to the Future in a game perfectly adapted to short gaming sessions. In each level, play mini-games with Waldo’s friends and foes including Woof and Odlaw, and progress through the game to unlock bonus content and earn achievements. Stripe seekers, now is your chance, travel in time and find Waldo!
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Recently changed in this version

Minor bug fixes


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Comments and ratings for Where's Waldo Now?™
  • (54)

    by david kempe on 21/04/2015

    Was loving this game now I have note 4 it won't work ahhhhhh please fix

  • (54)

    by Daniel Arena on 31/03/2015

    I used to have this for my kids on a Nexus 7.it worked great. So I installed on my Note 4 - it won't display right. I can see 8 or 10 small windows of the screen which should be full screen. When the game starts, it just glitches out and you can't do anything. Please fix !!

  • (54)

    by Ricky Halliday on 08/03/2015

    Cool

  • (54)

    by Mayzia Noemi Rodgers Negron on 07/02/2015

    I had purchased this game long ago and I want to download it and it gives me error file. Please fix. I love this game and ready to play

  • (54)

    by Evan Cole on 06/01/2015

    Fun game if/when it works - depends on what the DRM feels like that day. I have a profile for my kid on my tablet, the game will not load on his restricted profile but it will on my "owner" profile regardless of if wi-fi is on or not; it keeps asking to download a file but never does.

  • (54)

    by briana Maxwell on 05/01/2015

    Doesn't work right

  • (54)

    by Paula Sebelius on 24/11/2014

    This app used to work on my Samsung galaxy s 2 when I finally upgraded to the Note 4 it no longer works. Get a tiny screen in the upper left corner of my screen. :(

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