Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Available Platform: DOS - Alias: Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (Deluxe Edition)

“Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego” is one of the most popular retro games, as it was the very first in the line of the Carmen Sandiego series.

Year1992
GenreAdventure
Rating3.5

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PublisherBrøderbund Software
DeveloperBrøderbund Software
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated19 May 2020
TAGSdetective educational geography mystery puzzle-solving

Game Review

“Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego” is one of the most popular retro games, as it was the very first in the line of the Carmen Sandiego series.

This educational/strategy game was developed and released by Broderbund in the year 1985. Later, three more updated versions of this video game were published; one in 1989 with disk-based copy protection, the second one in 1992, which was a deluxe (CD-ROM) version, and the third one in 1994 which was a windows version. This game is believed to be inspired by the text-oriented game - Colossal Cave Adventure.

In this single-player game, the player is a rookie in the ACME detective agency, whose major targets are the crooks working for the V.I.L.E. group. These crooks have stolen world-famous works, and the player’s task is to track them and solve the crime with the help of witnesses or any other pieces of evidence. The player’s rank in ACME will increase depending on the number of cases solved. So, the more cases you solve, the closer you’ll get to catch Carmen Sandiego - the head of the V.I.LE. Group.

This adventure-filled game gradually rose to popularity as an educational game in schools, and by the year 1995, it had already sold more than 4 million copies all around the world. The game gained broad appreciation owing to its fun, entertaining yet challenging nature that was perfectly teamed up with excellent graphics and music. The Deluxe version of the game that was released in 1992 added much to the popularity of this retro game, as it came with digitized pictures from the National Geographic as well as music from Smithsonian and Folkways. On the whole, this game offers a fun and thrilling way to learn about geography and different world nations.

Review by: Maddie
Published: 21 February 2020 11:08 am


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