Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? is the first game of the famous series of educational games produced by Brøderbund Software, starring the renowned thief with a red fedora a...
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? is the first game of the famous series of educational games produced by Brøderbund Software, starring the renowned thief with a red fedora and trenchcoat.
This first edition of the game was published in 1985 for the Apple II and MS-DOS, while the Commodore 64 version was released in 1986. In 1988 there was also a TRS-80 CoCo port.
In the games, Carmen is a criminal mastermind, head of the V.I.L.E. organization. You work for the ACME Detective Agency, and your task is to find all the thieves until you can finally arrest Carmen. To catch all the thieves, you must follow their tracks worldwide. Good knowledge of geography will be necessary because the investigations will give hints about the thieves' positions. You will also have to fill out their profiles; otherwise, you won't be able to arrest them.
The game, designed by Gene Portwood and Lauren Elliott, and programmed by Dane Bingham, was a massive hit for Brøderbund. It won hundred of prizes and generated several sequels, including Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen Sandiego?, Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego?, Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?, and many others. There was also a deluxe re-release called Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (Deluxe Edition) published in 1992, with 256 colors VGA graphics. But if you want to feel the original experience, this is the game you are looking for.
Netflix made the character famous again with the T.V. series launched in 2019. In this case, Carmen Sandiego is a thief trained by V.I.L.E., but she works against them to prevent their thefts.
Highly recommended (both the series and the game).
See Also: Who in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
Review by: Manu
Published: 16 June 2020 4:44 pm