Carmen Sandiego is a wellknown name as there have loads of books, movies, series and games released by that name. The story always revolves around an ACME agent who has to stop and capture Carmen Sandiego who’s always up to no good. While the adventure continues you get to learn about the subject of that particular book or game like geography, history and later many more subjects.

Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego? is obviously about the European continent and you are always taken to the country where a spectacular theft has been comitted like the theft of an entire mountain top. You must then gather clues about the suspect such as haircolor that you have to record in your warrant, you have to get this right or else the suspect will walk once you catch him! If you search the area or question people you get clues where to go next, some of these clues are quite easy like a certain city but others will require more thought like an item which is often exported by certain companies or famous people. Once you catch up to the perp and your warrant is correct you catch the criminal and increase your rank at the ACME detective agency. Your final task ofcourse is to catch Carmen Sandiego herself.

Each place you visit gives you the same options, investigate, use notebook, visit crime lab and go to airport. These should be pretty self explainetory once you play the game . Flying around Europe will usually give you a selection of three cities to which you can fly so you won’t have to take too much trouble figuring out where to go next. Each place also gives you some information about the country itself which has always been a big part of the series, it doesn’t get annoying though so you will actually learn something while playing the game.

I quite like the Carmen Sandiego series and there were plenty of other as well seeing that the game didn’t change it’s formula for almost ten years. The series is probably the most wellknown edutainment series there is but even without that part I’m sure you will have a good time playing the game.

Overal rating: 8/10

Erde Kaiser

This game was released for several different systems here are some notes:

Amiga Released in 1988.
This is easily the best looking version.
C64 Released in 1988.
Being the least powerfull system it’s still a pretty good version.
DOS Released in 1988.
This is the CGA versions which looks quite bad, there is an EGA version as well but I don’t have it.
Others This version is not available.
Apple released in 1988.
Date added Dec-24-2010 21:13
Name Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego
Developer Broderbund
Publisher Broderbund
First released 1988
Genre Puzzle