Waldo: Not Game of the Year Edition

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Amongst comments I’ve seen on our blog, as well as other sites, we’ve definitely let folks know about accolades and awards our games have received. You can see examples of this here, here, oh yeah, and here too. We’re not out to brag about our games, but we definitely feel honored when the gaming industry and fans show enthusiasm for our products.

So what are we going to stick our chest out for today? Well, both Todd and Pete pointed out to me a pretty funny blog post about the “Worst Game Ever” over on the blog Quad’s Corner. In his most recent post, the author bestows this title to the NES un-classic, Where’s Waldo, a game based on finding a silly man wearing stripes and a winter hat. So who released this “horrible” and “unbelievably repellent” title? That’s right, it was us!

Below is a sample of the article. You can read the rest here

“The problem is that the art is so bland and terrible that literally any individual in the onscreen crowd can be Waldo, and you’re reduced to painstakingly poking through shoddily drawn pieces of art to find him. Each individual person in the picture has a featureless white face, tiny stick arms and legs, and the exact same matching outfit. Waldo, by contrast, has a featureless white face, tiny stick arms and legs, and the exact same matching outfit. It’d be easier (and more fun) to find a drop of fresh blood on red carpet, or a sliver of your toenail in the Pacific Ocean.”

PS – Anyone see Waldo’s friend Todd in the pic?

Reader Comments

  1. If they’re making video games out of things like that, they’ll have movies soon no doubt. Waldo will be a librarian on the run from the mob or something, and he runs to all these exotic locations while they search for him and find clues. It will do just about as well in the box office as White Chicks did.

  2. So you guys published “Where’s Waldo?” on the NES, huh? Heh… this is kind of awkward.

    I won’t retract my opinions, but I will say thanks for reading, and that I hope no feelings were hurt.

    Take care,

    Quad