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Commodore 64 6 3.0
DOS 10 3.3
Genesis 7 2.2
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NES 10 2.6
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Combined User Score 33 2.8


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100
NESGamePro (US) (Dec, 1991)
I was moved...touched...hungry!!! Hmmm...I wonder where I should take my lunch break, 17th Century France for some escargot, perhaps 500 A.D. China for some dim sum...the possibilities are endless.
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DOSThe DOS Spirit (Dec 10, 2010)
Det er egentlig bare å finne frem kaffekoppen og leksikonet, for her får du virkelig brukt mye av det du lærte på skolen. Brøderbund skapte i 1985 en serie som har blitt kjent for underholdende læring og en god unnskyldning for å ikke gjøre lekser – du spiller de isteden! For lang å tro tjeneste utmerker vi derfor Carmens tidsreiser med vår «Golden DOS Spirit»-utmerkelse, måtte den beste detektiven vinne og den slueste tyven havne i kasjotten.
83
Inmitten all der feinen Grafik, der interessanten und exotischen Schauplätze, der netten Gags und vielen kleinen Animationen vergeßt Ihr völlig, daß Carmen in Time nicht nur unterhalten soll, sondern auch Geschichtswissen vermitteln möchte. Wo andere Programme mit ähnlicher Konzeption jämmerlich scheitern, besticht Carmen in Time durch lässig-lockere Aufmachung, gänzlich ohne erhobenen Zeigefinger. Da das Game obendrein noch komplett in Deutsch ist, kann man es nur wärmstens empfehlen.
75
NESQuesticle.net (Jan, 2014)
If you’re playing this today, you’re armed with Google; that’s all you need, really. With 80+ cases to solve, you’ll be sleuthing for an age to catch Ms. Sandiego (thankfully, the game gives you a password after you solve every case). I could see the formula – gather clues, travel, gather clues, travel, issue a warrant, arrest, repeat – growing stale after a couple dozen cases. Still, few games have embodied the edutainment genre so well. With Where in Time, you will learn, and you will enjoy yourself… within reason.
75
Commodore 64Compute! (Jan, 1991)
The graphics in Where in Time are simple, but well drawn. The thief and V.I.L.E. criminals are animated, as is the ACME building elevator that lets you visit the lab and lounge areas. I can't say enough about Where in Time. That's why I selected it as one of my Reviewer's Choices for the 64.

Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? is fun. It challenges you with many cases to solve and facts to discover. I recovered such stolen items as Salvador Dali's moustache and the first Santa Claus, and I laughed at other creative heists. Where in Time has a practical purpose as well. With all the facts I've learned, I'd like to get on "Jeopardy!" some day. Happy sleuthing!
72
Konami brings famous villain Carmen Sandiego and her 15 V.I.L.E. henchmen to the NES in a special new package that includes a vital weapon: The New American Desk Encyclopedia.
70
Even if you understand the clues, it’s still tricky spending your hours wisely. Adults will have a much easier time than kids, but it’s still challenging and fun, if not educational.
65
Here is an excellent game for kids, since not only does it pose an interesting quest, it promotes learning and research as well.
61
GenesisPlay Time (May, 1992)
Etwas seltsam mutet jedoch die Tatsache an, daß das ganze Spiel im schönsten Deutsch verfaßt ist, die Enzyklopädie jedoch gute Englischkenntnisse voraussetzt. Weniger berauschend ist die verwendete Grafik, denn des Mega Drive sollte wirklich in der Lage sein, mehr als nur Standbilder zu produzieren. Fazit: Fans sollten dieses Spiel dennoch unbedingt antesten!
60
MacintoshAll Game Guide (1998)
If you liked Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, you will definitely enjoy this one. If you disliked the earlier game, well, not much has changed. Villains still have the same improbable-sounding names (Gene Yuss, Kari Meback, Justin Case, Sharon Sharalike), and the play is remarkably the same.
58
This title is a blast from the computer world of stardom. On the Nintendo, it comes off very well and offers a very interesting and sometimes educational quest for players. The music isn't the best and neither are the soundtracks, but the gameplay is easy to follow and fun.
57
GenesisPower Play (Jun, 1992)
Leider geht bei der ganzen Lern- und Informationsgeschichte das eigentliche Spiel etwas unter. Ehrlich gesagt greife ich lieber zu einem guten Buch, als mich stundenlang vor dem Monitor abzuquälen. Trotzdem sollten sich junge Adventure-Einsteiger durchaus den Modulkauf überlegen - nicht zuletzt aus elterlichen Gründen: "Schaut mal, mit dem Mega Drive kann man sogar was lernen!"
43
GenesisVideo Games (May, 1992)
Anfangs macht‘s noch Spaß, sich im Kampf gegen die Uhr voranzuschnüffeln. Aber spätestens nach der zehnten Mission stellt sich ein routinebedingter Ermüdungseffekt ein. Langfristig gibt‘s bei dieser Mischung aus Abenteuer- und Lernspiel nichts wesentlich Neues zu sehen und zu erleben: Zumindest in meinem Mega Drive hat dieses Spiel so schnell nichts mehr zu suchen.
 
This game is challenging and fun, as well as educational. Besides individual play, it is great for the classroom or for gathering the entire family around the home computer. And where will Carmen go next? Since she has pretty much covered the Earth, she may venture to the planets and stars as her next venture. I hope so, because I'll be ready to track her down again.