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Hidden object

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A type of puzzle games where the aim is to find some hidden object(s) via perception, which may be used to solve additional puzzles. Possibly based on the Where's Wally/Waldo books which embody the game mechanic.

132
games
11
platforms

Alternate name: Hidden picture

The first video game about Hidden object was released on October 10, 1990.

Artifex Mundi, PlayFirst and Big Fish Games has published most of these games

See also: black box
Hidden object games strain more player's perceptiveness than challenge them intellectually like most other puzzles do.

Many hidden object games do not actually require solving any additional puzzles besides finding the objects, though some do additionally involve using the objects you've been told to find.

A non-video game example of the genre are the numerous Where's Waldo games/books.

Parent group

Puzzle

Platforms

Linux 69
Windows 43
Mac OS X 8
NES 2
iOS 2
Nintendo DS 2
Mac OS Classic 2
SNES 1
Mega Drive 1
BeOS 1
Win3.1 1

By year

A1987 - Where's Wally? (Where's Waldo?)

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