How To Play Throwback 'Carmen Sandiego' Game For Free

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Find her in Google Earth

March 13, 2019 - 1:42 pm

Put your world trivia knowledge to the test and play a retro version of the popular globe-hopping detective game from the '80s.

"Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego" was released in 1985 for PC, Mac and Commodore and spawned a mystery edutainment franchise extending to today.

Netflix debuted the latest TV series based on the crimson-clad crook in January and they've teamed up with Google to create a version of the classic PC game playable through Google Earth. Spoiler Alert: Carmen Sandiego has left her criminal life behind and helps you track down the villains in this game and the Netflix series.

You start off by visiting the Google Earth website and clicking on the "Catch Carmen Sandiego" or by downloading the Google Earth app in your iOS or Android app store. Tap on the Carmen Sandiego cartoon icon to get started.

The gameplay is simple. You're a new recruit in the ACME Detective Agency searching for members of the Villain's International League of Evil (V.I.L.E) crime group. Use the magnifying glass to talk to locals and get clues to where Sandiego has gone next. Along the way learn about points of interest around the world. 

Bone up on your flag colors. Players will need to know answers to questions like which country's flag is red, green, white and black: United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Canada or Germany?

Don't let ACME down gumshoe!