carmen-sandiego

Where in America’s Past is Carmen Sandiego?

Most people familiar with older computer games have heard of Broderbund’s 1985 classic “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” While walking through a local thrift store this box jumped out at me — it’s the Apple II version of one of the game’s many sequels, “Where in America’s Past is Carmen Sandiego?”

I knew Broderbund released several Carmen Sandiego games, but I had no idea how many: 17, according to Wikipedia. Along with hiding in the world and America’s past, Carmen also spent time hiding in Europe, Space, and even Time. Carmen Sandiego was very good at hiding, but not very good and staying hidden apparently. Here’s the complete list of Carmen Sandiego games:

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1985)
Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego? (1986)
Where in Europe Is Carmen Sandiego? (1988)
Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? (1989)
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Deluxe (1990)
Where in America’s Past Is Carmen Sandiego? (1991)
Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego? Deluxe (1992)
Where in Space Is Carmen Sandiego? (1993)
Carmen Sandiego Junior Detective Edition (1995)
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1996)
Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego? (1996)
Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? (1997)
Carmen Sandiego Word Detective (1997)
Carmen Sandiego Math Detective (1998)
Where in America Is Carmen Sandiego?: The Great Amtrak Train Adventure (1998)
Carmen Sandiego’s Great Chase Through Time (1999)
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Treasures of Knowledge (2001)

Here’s some video from the game’s opening, uploaded to YouTube by Leonia109.