Mobile Game Review: Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego
When I was a little kid, I had this MegaStation where I played all my video games from Sonic to Mario Brothers and of course, one of my favourites, Where In Time Is Carmen Sandiego. Now, ten years down the road, I’ve got my hands on Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego - the mobile version. I’m a tiny bit disappointed, I’ve gotta say. Because the mobile version is less interactive, lack of humour and the graphic illustrations are not one of the best I’ve ever seen.
For a player to truly enjoy this game, he/she has to be well-versed in geography and history topics because a lot of these questions are thrown to you during the game. You’ll have to know every main capital in the world, the history behind each place and recognise all the world maps. So if geography and history is your cup of tea, you will enjoy this game. Unlike me, I can’t tell the difference between Vancouver and Boston, making the game a little too challenging for me.
However, fear not, because as you reach the 3rd rank in the game, you will be given a device that tells you all the facts you need to know about a country including its population, famous landmark, language, currency, etc. From there, the game gets much easier. All you have to do is figure out the world maps and the game is yours to conquer.
Nevertheless, one thing I am glad, the attractive appealing character of Carmen Sandiego did not waver one bit in the entire game. What makes the Carmen Sandiego games, TV show and story interesting is Carmen Sandiego herself. With a solid character, personality and approach to things, it’s no wonder that one can be captivated by her as an individual, despite the fact that she plays the role of the best thieves in the world. But to have the children crazy about such a thief, is it any good at all?