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Carmen Sandiego is a fictional character featured in a long-running series of American educational software and television shows originally focusing on teaching geography and history (the series later branched out into other subjects). The character later appeared in a series of books and on many licensed products. For information on Carmen and other characters see Carmen Sandiego.

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1 Computer Games
2 Television shows
3 Movies

Computer Games

There is a popular line of educational software mystery games based on Carmen Sandiego. Each game of the series has a particular theme and subject, where the player must use his or her knowledge to find Carmen or any of her innumerable henchmen. This series was originally produced by Broderbund, but it is now produced by The Learning Company.

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

The goal of this game is track Carmen's villains around the world, and arrest them and ultimately arrest Carmen herself. In order to make an arrest the user must have a warrant and, obviously, it has to be the correct warrant. The user gets information from the bystanders on where the thief went next and what the thief looks like. When they reach the place where the villain is going to pass off the loot to Carmen they have to arrest the villain.

The third version of the game was influenced by the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? game show on PBS and featured Lynne Thigpen as the Chief, with the help of QuickTime technology. It also featured Carmine the cat from Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition, the ICK brothers and 360 degree scrolling landscapes that were based on photographs of actuall locations. The game is very similar to Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen Sandiego.

Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen Sandiego?

The goal of this game is track Carmen's villains around the country, and arrest them and ultimately arrest Carmen herself. In order to make an arrest the user must have a warrant and, obviously, it has to be the correct warrant. The user gets information from the bystanders on where the thief went next and what the thief looks like. When they reach the place where the villain is going to pass off the loot to Carmen they have to arrest them.

The third version was influenced by the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? game show on PBS and featured Lynne Thigpen as the Chief, with the help of QuickTime technology, as well as RoboCrook. It also featured Carmine the cat from Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition, the ICK brothers and 360 degree scrolling landscapes that were based on photographs of actual locations. The game is very similar to Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?.

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?

The original versions of this progam were similar to Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?.

The third version of the game features Lynne Thigpen, Sir Vile, Dr. Belljar, Medeva, Buggs Zapper and Jacqueline Hyde from the televison show Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? The goal is to solve 18 mysteries and to catch all nine of Carmen's villains and ultimately arrest Carmen herself. In each case the player has to fix a problem with history created by Carmen's villains and arrest the thief. The Learning Company changed this product's name to Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time.

The game is similar to Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego: Treasures of Knowledge.

Where in America's Past is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in Space is Carmen Sandiego?

Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition

This version is meant for younger kids. It was influenced by the Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? Animated Series on FOX and featured Zack and Ivy.

The goal is track Carmen's villains around the world, and arrest them and ultimately arrest Carmen herself. The user gets information from the each location on where the thief went next and collects pieces of the culprit's portrait.

When they reach the place where the villain is going to pass off the loot to Carmen they arrest them as soon as they start looking for clues.

The program features photographs of actual locations. The game is similar to Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?.

Carmen Sandiego Word Detective

This game is intended to teach Language Arts for kids age 9-12. The game features Chase Devineaux.

In the game Carmen Sandiego has invented a machine called the Bable-On Machine, and the user, playing the role of Agent 13, has to thwart her plans and free all the other agents which have been captured by Carmen.

The game is very similar to Carmen Sandiego Math Detective.

Carmen Sandiego Math Detective

This game is intended to teach Math for kids age 9-12. The game features Chase Devineaux.

In the game Carmen Sandiego has invented a machine called the Quantum Crystalizer, and the user, playing the role of Agent 9, has to thwart her plans and restore 12 landmarks that Carmen has shrunk with the machine.

The game is very similar to Carmen Sandiego Word Detective.

Carmen Sandiego's ThinkQuick Challenge

This game teaches multiple subjects for kids ages 9-12. It was also the first title in the Carmen Sandiego series to be released by The Learning Company. The game features Chase Devineaux.

In the game, Carmen has invented KnowBots to steal knowledge and the player(s) have to try and thwart her plans. This game is set up much like the Carmen Sandiego game shows on PBS and is the only multiplayer game of the series.

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego: Treasures of Knowledge

This game features Jules Argent and Shadow Hawkins.

The goal is to solve 8 mysteries and to recover 7 stolen items and ultimately find a lost city. In each case the player has to find the hidden item.

The game is similar to Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?.

Television shows

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? was a game show that aired on PBS during the 1990s. The program was intended to teach geography. It featured Lynne Thigpen as the Chief and the musical group Rockapella. It was based roughly on the Carmen Sandiego software series. Nevertheless, it influenced the series. Lynne Thigpen was featured as the Chief in the computer games Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? and Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen Sandiego?. Also RoboCrook, a thief featured on the show, got a prominent role in Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? replaced Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego and also featured Lynne Thigpen as the chief. It influenced the third edition of the game Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?.

Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?

Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? is a cartoon series that was inspired by the Carmen Sandiego software. It featured the adventures of Zack and Ivy.

Movies

Where in the Universe is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in the Universe is Carmen Sandiego? is a movie that was made to be played in a planetarium. It is less like a traditional movie, and more like one of the Carmen Sandiego game shows featured on PBS with the live audience as the detectives. This movie also featured Lynne Thigpen as the Chief and was based on Where in Space is Carmen Sandiego?.

Where in the Universe is Carmen Sandiego? II

Where in the Universe is Carmen Saniego? II is a sequel to Where in the Universe is Carmen Sandiego? This is Lynne Thigpen's last appearance as the Chief, before her death.