Advertising BlurbsAdvertisement in COMPUTE, October 1990:
Trench Coat Optional. Fun Included.
The notorious Carmen Sandiego is on the loose. She and her gang are swiping precious landmarks and treasures all over the map. They're filching everything from the Mona Lisa's smile to the Statue of Liberty's torch.
Squads of ace detectives are already in hot pursuit: intrepid investigators like those pictured here. But Carmen's not easy to nab. She's a very furtive fugitive.
So there's plenty of challenging excitement waiting for you.
So much fun it ought to be illegal
The Acme Detective Agency will quickly assign you to a case. Then get ready for a whirlwind chase.
Start at the scene of the crime, questioning witnesses. To help you decipher the clues you uncover, each game comes with a reference book packed with information about the cities and countries you'll need to visit.
Tracking down the culprits, you'll pick up all kinds of fascinating facts about geography, history and other important topics. At the same time, you'll strengthen your deductive reasoning skills as you sort through the clues.
Collar the right rascal and you'll be on your way to a promotion... and new and tougher cases.
Listen to this eyewitness testimony:
"I've loved Carmen from the very beginning! My 16-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter, and even the neighbors, love to play, too. My kids are always trying to catch up with me! (But they never will!)" -Karen Drellich
"It's a great trivia game. I've always liked history and geography. But even so, I keep running into things I've forgotten - or never knew." -Wayne Bulette
"It's a funner way to learn geography," reports 10-year-old Detective Christina Brassey. Eighth-grade sleuth Josh Pedroli agrees. So do reviewers:
Carmen is a smash hit," reports Newsweek.
"If kids get addicted to a game, it would be nice if it was one like Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?," says Peggy Charren, President of Action Television, in TV Guide.
The Carmen Series has won a dossier full of awards. To learn why, conduct your own investigation at your favorite software store.
Four ways to start chasing Carmen's gang:
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Travel to exciting cities around the world, from Budapest to Bangkok. Includes The World Almanac.
Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen Sandiego? Carmen's on a crime spree again... in our own backyard! Includes Fodor's USA Travel Guide.
Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego? Gadzooks! Now she's plundering the 33 nations of Europe. Includes the Rand McNally Concise Atlas of Europe.
Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? This time, your pursuit will take you across the centuries, from A.D. 400 to the 1950's. Includes The New American Desk Encyclopedia.
Carmen Sandiego programs are available for most popular home computers at suggested retail prices from $34.95 to $49.95. Carmen World, USA and Time support Ad Lib, Sound Blaster, and Tandy 3-Voice & Digital Sound. Now available for IBM 640K hi-res VGA: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Deluxe Edition $79.95 suggested retail. More villains, more clues, more FUN!
Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Oct 10, 2001.