Retro Gaming: Carmen Sandiego, the most stylish criminal.

My gaming section has been really lacking. I still need to get past the final Joker boss battle on Batman Arkham Asylum on hard. Unfortunately, the boyfriend has his Xbox One at my apartment at college and I haven’t been able to play it this summer. Also, I got Overwatch for my birthday so I’m super excited about being able to play it. I decided to write about more retro games that led to me becoming the devoted gamer that I am today. So let’s talk about the most stylish video game criminal I know; Carmen Sandiego.

Carmen Sandiego was a criminal who would be up to these really extreme schemes. She’s the ringleader of the criminal organization called V.I.L.E. In every game, you’re an agent to the A.C.M.E Detective Agency assigned to track Carmen around the world. The games don’t really go into what Carmen’s objective is, but I always assumed it was world domination. Carmen is stylish as I mentioned earlier as she always wears her red trench coat and her red hat. It’s her signature look and it’s always what you want to look for when you want to capture her.

The Carmen Sandiego games are unique because they were meant to be educational. The gaming company Broderbund wanted to create a fun educational game. They succeeded because I learned about math, english & grammar and more. I still play this game every once in a while and I love playing the games still.

My favorite Carmen Sandiego game was Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego. It was so fun traveling to different locations and capturing other criminals from V.I.L.E. Truthfully I have probably beat this game at least 10 times. I also really enjoyed Where in the U.S.A is Carmen Sandiego. Learning about the United States was kinda fun. I still remember some random fact that I learned from a Carmen Sandiego game.

I’m not sure where you can find a copy of a Carmen Sandiego game. I have the really old CD rom discs for my HP laptop from the early 2000’s. I searched Steam and I can’t find any of the older Carmen games. Regardless, I will always have fond memories of the Carmen Sandiego games. I wouldn’t be the gamer I am today without trying to attempt to capture Carmen in Egypt.

20 thoughts on “Retro Gaming: Carmen Sandiego, the most stylish criminal.

  1. I really loved that game! More specifically “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego”. I remember in the early 90’s there was an afternoon cartoon of that specific game. I would come racing home after school to catch the show before I did my homework. It was such a fun little show, it’s too bad this game has faded over time. Yet, I’m sure the game is still fun to play!

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  2. I never played Carmen electronically but I watched the TV show and had the board game. Enjoyed both. Around the World in 80 Days was one of those computer games I used to play a lot (among others). Did you ever hear of Zoombini Island? Best game ever!

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  3. I had big nostalgia night earlier this week over Carmen. She was a pretty big part of my childhood, and even though she was a thief, I wanted to be her! Where In Time Is Carmen Sandiego was my favorite game. I loved going through history and trying to stop her from ruining all kinds of events. Great post!

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