Where's Waldo Now?™

Where's Waldo Now?™

$0.99

(3 stars)

(2,050)


Download for Android

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 Kathleen Pollard on 15/04/2014

    I cannot get all the books!! We need 72 books and I have found 71.. there is one book I cannot find for the life of me on the 'Asian battle level' ...in the waldo watchers sub level. I've played it like 20 times sure I would find it. Has anyone else had this problem? Help!

  • (54)

    by Emma Bath on 04/04/2014

    I cannot find the last book in the japan map!!!!

  • (54)

    by Lilah Bugg on 25/03/2014

    Much much easier than the book!

  • (54)

    by Adam B on 09/03/2014

    Played well on Nexus 7 (2012) but the screen is totally messed up on my LG Gpad 8.3. Please fix!

  • (54)

    by Marcus Williams on 03/03/2014

    This is a great way to past the time. Not going to get your heart racing unless, of course, you are running out of time. A regular old where's Waldo, but slightly more animated. I do however wish the whole list of items we must for that board were listed all at once not just four at a time. Other that great game!

  • (54)

    by Tammy R on 02/03/2014

  • (54)

    by Rebecca Lilly on 27/02/2014

    This app works on my phone and it is to work on my Google Nexus 7 but with the new update it doesn't work anymore and the game is anchored in the top left corner of my screen.