Title: Where in the World is Camen Sandiego?
Source: Broderbund software, Inc.
Playing Time: one-two hours
Cost: $ 4.99 locally ( Electronics Boutique,
Number of Players: 1-2
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: none
Subject Area: Geography, reading skills
Objectives: To round up Carmen Sandiego
through problem solving.
Brief Description: The player choses options
such as coutry, evidence, etc. to locate Carmen.
Entry Capabilities Required: Ms-DOS 5.0
Relevance to objectives: 5 -This makes
world geography fun and interesting.
Wonderful photographs and background music; simulated travel will hold
Provides practice of relevant skills:
5 - Students are able to practice decoding, reading comprehension.
Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 5
-The format is so suspenseful, you want to solve the case.
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 5 -
The goal of this game was very self explanatory.
Technical quality (durable, attractive):
5 -The real life phtographs of geographic locations were great.
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance): 5 -You really have to
pay attention to the clues, and be a detective.
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): 5 - it gives
you the feeling that you are really traveling to different locations in
the world as you play.
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test results):
Clear directions for play: 5 -Directions
were very clear, insuring that you were sucessful at interacting with the
Effectiveness of debriefing:5
Would not be suitable for lower elementary students.( under 4th grade)
Reviewer: Cindy Rotman
Position:SUNY Potsdam MST student, former
Head Start teacher
Date: June 8,1999
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh
PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.