This is a simple 5-stage spot the difference game using cartoon illustrations of people visiting famous places. Find all 10 differences in each pair of identical-looking images before the timer runs out.
Gain 200 points for each difference you find, and a bonus for finishing quickly.
If you’re stumped, take a hint.
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Illustrations 1 Find the Differences Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions
How to Play
Find the differences between the 2 cartoon images.
Starting the Game
On the welcome screen, select Play to begin.
Select Help to open the tutorial screen.
Select High Scores to view the leader board.
Choose a game language from the drop-down list on the bottom left corner:
Your web browser automatically saves your game progress.
Each time you play the game after quitting midway, the game asks you if you want to start a new session or continue the old one. Choosing to start a new game will clear your previous progress.
You can also save your previous high scores to your browser when prompted.
With your mouse:
Left click to identify a difference.
Left click and hold to zoom in or out.
With your fingers:
Tap on the screen to spot a difference.
Pinch to zoom in or out.
Controls & indicators
The game’s controls and indicators are all located on the top row. From left, these are:
Number of differences found
Each level comprises 2 images with slight differences from one another.
Your cursor is split into 2. Both move in unison to make it easy to compare.
When you zoom in, the images also move lock step with one another.
There are 10 differences altogether in each level.
Each time you find a difference, the game highlights it with a red rectangle.
If you click a difference which does not exist you lose 5 seconds from your remaining play time.
You only have a limited amount of time to find all the differences in the image. You will lose if you fail to find them all when the timer runs out.
When playing this game you play through 5 stages consecutively, with a 5 minute time limit on each stage.
While you play through 5 stages, there are actually 20 different image pairs from which you are given a random set of 5 to play through.
If you lose a level you can replay the stage again, but will likely play through a different image from the collection of 20. Scenes include:
Big Ben in London
Bremen Town Musicians
Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia
Sydney Opera House
The Statue of Liberty
The Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Great Pyramids
There are many difference types in this game including the following:
missing or extra items
larger or smaller objects
depth (e.g. a shoe in front of a piano leg vs a shoe behind a piano leg)
Scoring and hints
You earn 200 points for every difference you find.
You also receive bonus points from the time remaining after you play. Each second you have remaining when the level is complete is worth 30 points.
If you’re ever stumped, hints can help you out.
Select the hint button to use the hint. The game will briefly point out where one difference is located.
Each hint costs 500 points. Thus, you should only use them when you need to.
Tips and notes
This is a digitized version of an older set of “spot the difference” cartoons.
The originals were printed. As such, the cartoons have artifacts that may differ between the two images, but do not count as such for the game.
Avoid the most trivial and minor differences such as minor spots of color. They are likely artifacts from the printing process.
Only click when you’re sure you spotted a difference.
The game is suited for players who like find the difference games.
Free Online Illustrations 1 Spot the Differences Video Game for Children & Adults Screenshots
Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support
This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.
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