Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Treasures of KnowledgeSpring 2002 Software
This gumshoe adventure begins in Rio, where detectives Jules and Shadow are tracking Carmen's whereabouts and which valuables she's ripping off this time around. There are plenty of cool scenes to scope for clues, with rich cultural details embedded in every animation, including music, language, art, food and historic landmarks.
As players case the premises for clues, the cursor changes into a magnifying glass symbol when it passes over hot evidence. Witnesses provide valuable info and lead the detectives to other destinations, from Cuba's sugar-cane fields to Japan's temples - wherever Carmen has been spotted. A country database provides easy access to detailed information about 50 nations to help solve the mini-puzzles throughout the game. And detective Jules keeps a personal journal that automatically updates notes while the on-screen laptop tracks the detectives' travels and the clue inventory.
Except for occasionally trying too hard with witty banter between Jules and Shadow and a few too many non-interactive video clips, this classic global romp is a steal for any kid intrigued by the far side of the world.