Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
The first new upgrade of Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (Broderbund – ages 8 & up) in several years will be coming out this July. The creators of this hugely popular geography game have not tampered with their winning formula – the challenge is still to track down villains by following them around the world and questioning everybody you meet. In this new version, however, postcard-type pictures of the locales you visit have been replaced with 3D, 360 degree environments. A few other improvements: information about the cities and their history is now provided by animated guides, rather than through static text, and there are more cities represented on the disc, bringing the sum total to 50. Carmen Sandiego was one of the very best geography programs even before these changes; it struck a good balance between education and fun, a combination that gets a lot of lip service but not much actual realization. By not resting on their laurels, Broderbund has ensured themselves a good chance of riding the Sandiego wave a little longer.
– June 1996, Atlas & Geography