Where’s Waldo?

Overview / Review of T*HQ’s 1991 NES game, Where’s Waldo?

Where’s Waldo?, the worldwide smash hit series of children’s books by British illustrator Martin Handford, dares adventurous readers to find the eponymous traveler, recognizable by his trademark red and white striped jumper, matching bobble hat, and large black specs. Waldo, or Wally, as he is known in his native England, has a habit of getting lost amongst giant throngs of people in a multitude of (often hilarious) situations… Continue reading

Captain Planet and the Planeteers

Overview / Review of Mindscape’s 1991 NES game, Captain Planet and the Planeteers.

Captain Planet and the Planeteers, the wildly popular cartoon series from the 1990s, succeeded in selling its left wing environmentalist agenda to kids by disguising itself as an exciting and well-produced sci-fi superhero adventure. Based on the first season of the television show, Captain Planet and the Planeteers for the NES closely mirrors… Continue reading