Where’s Waldo?™ The Fantastic Journey now Available for iPhone

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For some of you, the very sight of Waldo (also known as Wally and Effy depending on where you’re from) will surely invoke some warm and fuzzy feelings from your more youthful days. Personally, I remember flipping through pages and pages of Martin Handford’s iconic children’s books in hopes of spotting the elusive man in red white and blue. If you too were a fan of Waldo/Wally, you’d be happy to know that Where’s Waldo The Fantastic Journey has made its way to the iPhone/iPod Touch.

Based on the hit publishing series, Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey enables fans of the elusive Waldo to enjoy an dynamic hidden-object game experience anywhere, anytime.

Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey is the ultimate search and find adventure for all ages, as players scour the virtual globe in search of Waldo and friends Wizard Whitebeard, Wenda, and Woof and foe, Odlaw. There are hundreds of hidden items for players to find within 12 different magical worlds. The game play is enhanced with surprise features designed to challenge players during their search, including:

For those who enjoy hidden-object games AND have a special place in their heart for Waldo, The Fantastic Journey is an easy buy, especially at the intro price of $2.99 (40% off). Press release and video after the break!

Ludia, Where’s Waldo?™ The Fantastic Journey, $2.99, 133 MB
Where's Waldo?? The Fantastic Journey

Press Release:

MONTREAL, CANADA and NEW YORK, NY DECEMBER 10, 2009—Interactive entertainment company Ludia Inc. and Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading kids, family and pop-culture brands today announced the launch of Where’s Waldo?® The Fantastic Journey game for iPhone™ and iPod® touch on the App Store. Based on the hit publishing series, Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey enables fans of the elusive Waldo to enjoy an engaging hidden-object game experience anywhere, anytime.

“We are thrilled to bring Waldo, one of the most recognizable characters in the world, to one of the most revolutionary devices in the market,” said Alex Thabet, Founder and CEO of Ludia Inc. “Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey combines game play that is ideal for the iPhone and iPod touch, with lively animations in multiple worlds, resulting in one of the most dynamic hidden object games available on the App Store.”

Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey is the ultimate search and find adventure for all ages, as players scour the virtual globe in search of Waldo and friends Wizard Whitebeard, Wenda, and Woof and foe, Odlaw. There are hundreds of hidden items for players to find within twelve different magical worlds. The game play is enhanced with surprises designed to challenge players during their search, including:

  • Wacky Paint: Splatters of colorful paint fill the screen.
  • Frosty: Freezes the search window by encasing it in ice.
  • Thunder Clap: Makes the whole screen shake.
  • Upside Down: Flips the search upside down.
  • Sparkly: Keep an eye on twinkle and glitter effects to detect items.

“For the iconic world traveler Where’s Waldo?, arriving on the App Store is truly the ultimate destination,” said Nicole Blake, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Consumer Products, Classic Media. “We are excited that fans can now experience the thrill of finding Waldo on-the-go via the latest mobile devices like iPhone and iPod touch.”

Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey game is available for $4.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch.

About Ludia Inc.
Ludia creates and distributes cross-platform interactive entertainment with mass consumer appeal. Located in Montreal and founded by experienced industry players, Ludia’s innovative and high-quality product portfolio consists of original and branded properties including American Idol®, The Bachelor & The Bachelorette, Family Feud®, Hell’s Kitchen™, Press Your Luck, The Amazing Race™, The Price Is Right™ and Where’s Waldo?®.

About Where’s Waldo?
Created by Martin Handford and first published in 1987, Where’s Waldo? is one of the most recognizable characters in the world and a pop culture icon. A global publishing phenomenon with over 46 million books sold worldwide, the successful series is published in over 50 countries and has been translated into more than 25 languages. JOIN THE SEARCH! as the ultimate world traveler graduates beyond books and gets his digital passport. Online, in-store, or at events––who knows where Waldo will be spotted next? Visit Waldo online at Findwaldo.com.

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