It seems only fitting that with all the controversy he has been involved with in the past year, The Stig would end up taking a much-needed hiatus from his job as Top Gear’s resident driver. But while our definition of a vacation involves white sand beaches or a round of golf at the local clubhouse, the Stig has a different approach: end up in God-knows-where and ask you to find him while being surrounded by people from all walks of life.

This is “Top Gear: Where’s Stig?”, the latest game from BBC Interactive. Taking a ‘page’ from the hit book of the same title, which, in turn was inspired by the ‘Where’s Waldo’ franchise, Top Gear: Where’s Stig? will test not just your familiarity with Top Gear’s inaudible test driver, but will also test how sharp your eyes are, as well as your attention-to-detail.

Find the Stig, his Top Gear buddies, and a boatload of other items, and you’ll be well on your way to unlocking the mysterious driver’s whereabouts. Are you up for it?

Buy the app and find out.

Details after the jump.


Top Gear: Where's Stig? by BBC Interactive
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Don’t expect any cutting-edge realism with this game because it’s not actually a racing game. There are no supercars, no high-speed chases, and certainly no car crashes. It takes its cartoon graphics from the book of the same title featuring a lot of people sporting colorful clothing with the Stig – in his trademark white race suit and white helmet – being one of them. If you’re looking for a game with sick graphics, then you’re barking up the wrong tree. This game is for the kids, the kids-at-heart, and adults like us that have a perpetual obsession with Top Gear.


The controls are pretty simple. If you find someone that you’re looking for all you need to do is touch that subject - be it a person or an item. You can also zoom in on the photo if you’re having a hard time looking for the subjects in normal view. Trust us, this feature is more important than it sounds.


Top Gear: Where's Stig? by BBC Interactive
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The game is pretty straightforward, albeit a lot more difficult than it looks. Set against a backdrop of 11 different puzzles in a variety of settings - the Top Gear studio, the jungles of Botswana, and the white as ice North Pole, just to name a few – the only thing you need to do is find our favorite resident non-talking test driver amidst the visual cacophony of a thousand strangers.

Sound easy to you? Well, it’s not.

In addition to spotting the Stig, you’re also tasked to find some of his Top Gear friends, including – of course! – the Top Gear Dog as well as items that are, shall we say, indigenous to the setting. Like we said, it’s a lot harder than it looks. So go ahead and give it a shot because if you’ve gotten anything other than 20/20 vision – then you probably will have a harder time than you think finding all the items, the people, and the Stig in this game.


Top Gear: Where's Stig? by BBC Interactive
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The game is available on all iSomething platforms (the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad) with a price range from $2.99 to $4.99 depending on what device you have. You can scoop up the game at the iTunes store now.

Awesome Scale

Score: 7

We’ve just started playing with the game and as advertised, it’s quite a handful. This game will rely exclusively on how keen your sense of sight is. There’s no racing involved, but you should already know that even before you make the purchase.

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  (321) posted on 02.20.2012

It looks fun. I love playing that hide and seek. If ever I had the chance to play this game, I’m sure that in less than a minute I’ll find Stig. smiley 

  (466) posted on 05.12.2011

I’ve been playing this last year and I went crazy searching for Stig. Wherever he is, you have to find out where he’s hiding. I would suggest that you must check on other items before you unlock the mystery. Sounds great, right?

  (392) posted on 03.12.2011

Wow, I love playing interactive gamews. This will surely a hit to all geeks out there. I never see Stig. Maybe, I should try it again.

  (406) posted on 03.9.2011

Honestly, I haven’t played this game before but I think its not the typically super cool game that I should played. Is it the graphics? It’s not amazing though, its like a 3D games that I could actually played on the net.

  (444) posted on 02.14.2011

Wheres the Stig? Is it the forever question??Find it yourself.smiley

  (466) posted on 02.14.2011

Find the Stig, his Top Gear buddies, and a boatload of other items, and you’ll be well on your way to unlocking the mysterious driver’s whereabouts. Are you up for it?

  (596) posted on 01.26.2011

Where’s Stig?, a Where’s Waldo? parody based on & inspired by episodes of Top Gear, was the UK’s 4th bestselling hardback non fiction book of 2009 & to date has sold around 400,000 copies !

  (449) posted on 01.26.2011

As a kid I loved looking for Waldo; however at times I would get so pissed over not being able to find the little stripped shirt er that I ripped the book into pieces.

  (474) posted on 01.25.2011

I don’t know if its worthy to comment here..when its already outdated! lol

  (211) posted on 01.25.2011

haha. Yeah, I already saw Jeremy , but where the hell is the Stig?lol

  (367) posted on 01.2.2011

Really rooting for a black, yellow, or red stig as embodied by Sabine. would also fill their bbc-mandated affirmative action quota in a cheeky manner

  (392) posted on 01.2.2011

The process of Top Gear picking a new Stig has always been a mystery, that is until recently when we learned that Top Gear owns a farm in rural Britain where new Stigs are bred.

  (858) posted on 12.28.2010

This game is cool, I’ve already downloaded this apps for my laptop, but i really don’t know if this one is also working with apple.

  (714) posted on 12.28.2010

Having someone tell you when its on. Went to Google, Wikipedia, NBC and it is as if it does not exist except for a couple of websites. Someone want to get a real scoop and find out when it airs?

  (647) posted on 12.27.2010

agree, where is stig I guess he needs to focus himself to a new career.. oh well at least they still got tiff needell.

  (806) posted on 12.27.2010

well I’ve already saw jeremy, jayson but I can’t see stig.. where the hell is stig.

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