Playable Vintage Carmen Sandiego Games!

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    The Internet Archive has just posted some old Carmen Sandiego games which are playable on your browser. I've collected them, sorted them by date of publishing and posted the available ones below. If you find more, let us know and we'll update this list.

    To play, go to the page and click on "Run an in-browser emulation of the program"

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    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego (1985)
    You start out as a rookie detective whose job is to track down a crop of thieves stealing the world's most precious treasures. After each assignment briefing, you'll be given a deadline to capture the thief that stole the artifact using clues dealing with your knowledge of geography. The game is an updated version of the original Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, featuring enhanced graphics, sound effects, and additional control schemes, such as joystick support for computer platforms.​

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    Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego (1986)
    As a detective, the player must hunt down Carmen Sandiego's henchmen, who have stolen outrageous items that are important in US history and heritage. Using clues, the player will follow the henchmen from city to city.

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    Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego (1988)
    Third in the Carmen Sandiego series, you resume your detective role in pursuit of Carmen and her gang in 34 different European nations. Comes with Rand McNally's Concise Atlas of Europe.

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    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego Enhanced (1989)
    This time you continue to catch Carmen Sandiego and her american gang in the U.S.A. Breaking from jail somewhere in Europe, she comes to yankees to steal their treasures. You as ACME detective have to travel from town to town on the tail of suspect, using clues and collecting evidences, which allow you to put suspect to jail finally. The words of witnesses are clues for you only if you have basical geographical and historical knowledge. This version is enhanced with VGA graphics, Network support, mouse and joystick support, and detailed descriptions of suspects. Also you have to answer correctly the doc check question to acquire a new rank.

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    Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego (1989)
    Carmen Sandiego and her gang are loose once again, and it is the players job to capture her! This time round the player not only has to find where she is, but also when she is. Traveling to various locations, they need to assemble clues by questioning witnesses and searching locations to close in and capture Carmen Sandiego. Included with the game is The New America Desk Encyclopedia to help make clues more meaningful (and act as a form of copy protection!).

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    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego Deluxe (1990)
    Rehash of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, featuring high-resolution VGA graphics, digitized sound effects, and new locations. The life cycle is self-explanatory: sign up for a case, travel between locations questioning witnesses, obtain warrants, and make arrests, and you have approximately a week to do so. The options you can do in each location are the same: you can question witnesses, look up evidence reports, or contact Crime Net to receive additional information about the suspect such as features, hair and eye color, auto, and sport. If you're lucky, you can contact other informants like Bart Samson and Vinnie the Squealer. Once you get enough information about the suspect, you can transmit this information to Warren the Warrant Robot to make him get a warrant for you. If you're not sure about the information you've entered, you can look up the dossiers on each suspect. Unlike the rest of the Carmen Sandiego games, you're given a quiz just before you get promoted, requiring you to look up the reference that came with the game. If you keep get promoted, you may find yourself in the hall of fame. Locations include (but not limited to) Kathmandu, Dar-es-Salaam, Baghdad, Manila, Lima, Port Moresby, Singapore, New Delhi, and Tokyo. You can also travel to ACME HQ in San Francisco, but the only thing you can do is start a new case, or assign a new detective.

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    Where in America's Past is Carmen Sandiego (1991)
    As an ACME Detective Agency greenhorn in the pursuit of Carmen Sandiego, you employ your Chronoskimmer 450SL to travel through time in the search of the next clue that eventually results in the recovery of the stolen item, apprehension of the theif, and the eventual capture of Carmen herself. Not much new in terms of the basic premise, all trivia questions relate to American History...obviously. The graphics are greatly improved over previous Carmen Sandiego games.
     
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    Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego Enhanced (1992)
    This time you continue to catch Carmen Sandiego and her american gang in the U.S.A. Breaking from jail somewhere in Europe, she comes to yankees to steal their treasures. You as ACME detective have to travel from town to town on the tail of suspect, using clues and collecting evidences, which allow you to put suspect to jail finally. The words of witnesses are clues for you only if you have basical geographical and historical knowledge. This version is enhanced with VGA graphics, Network support, mouse and joystick support, and detailed descriptions of suspects. Also you have to answer correctly the doc check question to acquire a new rank.

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    Where in Space is Carmen Sandiego (1993)
    Where in Space is Carmen Sandiego uses the original formula from the first 4 games in the series (Where In The World, Where in Europe, Where In Time, Where in the USA) and extends it to our knowledge of astronomy and space. Carmen has shifted to space with her gang of alien outlaws, it's up to the player to climb to the cosmos and track them down. This games uses the familiar gameplay of the Carmen Sandiego series to test astronomical knowledge. "On board the Acme detective Agency's outer space surveillance craft, your main source of information is the VAL 9000 computer. Val provides information about the history, science, and mythology of space that will aid you in your search. Your search may be extensive. The game includes 32 locations and 1100 clues!" The program features superb digitised NASA images of the sun, planets and moons, star searches, talking aliens, planetary fly-bys and launches of interplanetary probes. The original music score includes different themes for each planetary system in digitised sound. A clear manual is included. Also Included in the package is an astronomy booklet to enhance your enjoyment of the night sky.

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    Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego Deluxe (1994)
    A remake of Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen Sandiego?, this title features high-resolution graphics, digitized sound effects, and new locations. Sign your name up, then listen to the chief give you details about the suspect and the loot stolen by them, the location where the suspect was last seen, and the deadline by which you have to apprehend the suspect by. Question witnesses and contact informants to get information on the next location that the suspect headed to, as well as any information that could lead to a warrant. (You cannot arrest the suspect without one.) Determining where to go next will require research on your part, as everyone you question will reveal places, not cities that appear on the travel map. When you have decided where you should go next, you can travel to the next location. And from there, the above process gets repeated until you finally caught up with the suspect. A new feature on this map allows you to zoom in to a state, allowing you to look closer on its towns and terrain, and its surrounding states.
     
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    Thanks for sharing this memorabilia,Zack I hope there's a museum devoted to Carmen Sandiego..would that be interesting?:)
     
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    Good work, Zack.
    (Now I'm going to have to waste so much time going through these.)
     
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    Thank you ever so much for finding this, now I have something to do in my spare time. I will also have some happy memories to revisit.
     
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    That's nice...beside I saw it and I remember there was someone donated a tape that deals with Carmen Sandiego as well type in 'The Carmen Tapes' and I'm not making up.:halo:
     
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    Carmen tapes? No way! :)
     
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    I'm positive the tape was donated at the same museum as the rest of them are...don't believe me watch it on Youtube and the user who once got it is Leonia109.:halo:
     
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