Read the review here.
“This game looks atrocious.”
– from the full review, which you can read here.
I loved the Where’s Waldo? books. Absolutely loved them. I had several, and even if I knew where Waldo was on every page, I found endless fascination in studying the nuances of the details in every richly rendered scene, where entire separate storylines played out in my mind.
Then comes the video game, which looks like a Waldo book took a crap in your NES.
The Where’s Waldo? NES video game should have been used by literacy advocates as a prime example of where a book format truly does a vastly better job than the video game version of an idea. Where’s Waldo?, in this case, simply does not work as a cartridge. This game is uglier than a hippo’s butt and twice as difficult to enjoy. For any fan of the Waldo books that tried playing the NES version, I believe a piece of their childhood was ruined.