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The most difficult “Where’s Waldo?” ever

Yes, I like puzzles, especially in summer. And I think you will like this one too (or maybe you will go crazy!). You will probably remember Waldo from your childhood. Well, he has differente names, for me his name was Wally.

I used images from Wenda, Odlaw, The Wizard and Woof (the dog) and spread them more than 25.000 times over a big Waldo image… And somewhere… there is one Waldo… only one.

Take a closer look.

Before clicking a WARNING, the image is huge (6.000×11.550 pixels, more than 20MB) so you better download it and use an image viewer to do the search. Right click and “Save Target As…”.

All media from the official “Where’s Waldo?” site.

I’m going to tell you a secret… I don’t really know where waldo is in this image. Don’t panic, he must be there because I force my program to do it… but I dont want to cheat looking at my log file.

So the first one who finds Waldo will win a free Image-To-Words. I will do  an image to words transformation with the image the winner choose. Just post a comment with the approximate position.

[UPDATE] You have two different versions to solve:

Where’s Waldo
Where’s Waldo 2

[UPDATE 2] Here you have a vector base version of Where’s Waldo 2. The characters have been simplified in order to reduce the file size.

JO-D-100611-WhereisWaldo2.pdf (Take Care!, more than 60MB)

And this is the guy you are looking for:

Good Luck!

Dedicated to my brother… (hey man, try with this one!)

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18 responses

  1. Darin Styles

    In the first image, Waldo is located in the blue thing that hangs around his neck. He is in the left 1/3rd of the light area and is right underneath a wizard and in between a group of dogs (to his left) and yellow Waldos (to his right). He is approximately at the midpoint of the light area measured vertically.

    2010/06/15 at 1:11 am

    • are you able to specify more, or send me a screenshot. I am not finding waldo for some reason… and its frustrating :S

      2015/10/12 at 5:03 pm

      • juanosborne

        Waldo solution ;-D

        2015/10/12 at 10:23 pm

  2. juanosborne

    Oh my, it’s true… you found him!!!

    Congratulations!. I’m at your orders 🙂

    Does anyone dare to the second image?

    2010/06/15 at 9:22 am

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  4. Ryan

    Found him in the second picture. I thought he would be in a brighter spot in the picture, but without giving it away he is facing blackish space (an faded dog and half a wizard), with a wizard underneath him, 2 wizards behind him and a dog above him.

    I used to love these puzzles as a child!!

    2010/06/15 at 8:03 pm

    • juanosborne

      Another winner!

      I had to look at my log files because your description was not enough for me!. But yes, you found him.

      Finally, it was not so hard… perhaps I need to start thinking in a new puzzle with.. let say 100.000 characters or… what about a 1.000.000?…

      I will think about it.

      2010/06/16 at 1:24 pm

  5. This would make a great source-image for testing template-matching algorithms, I’d guess…

    2010/06/16 at 12:55 pm

  6. Skyler

    Ive been looking for waldo on Image #2 for a few hours, I even have about 15 co workers looking for it as well. Would you be able to provide where he is??

    2010/06/16 at 9:20 pm

    • juanosborne

      Yes!, but I will send you an email… if you dont mind.

      2010/06/16 at 10:34 pm

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  10. Found in 13 minutes. True story !

    I got the sreenshot if you want, tell me.

    Enjoy !

    2010/08/04 at 12:04 pm

    • juanosborne

      Hahaha I cant belive you!!!


      2010/08/04 at 6:32 pm

  11. Hi, im unable to find waldo in the first picture even with the explanation above. Any ways you could screen shot it to me? 😛 nice job btw!

    2015/10/12 at 5:03 pm

    • juanosborne

      Thanks! I’m sending solution to your email! Glad you liked it!!

      2015/10/12 at 10:18 pm

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