Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Cheats & Cheat Codes for Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, and More

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Cheats & Cheat Codes for Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, and More

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? is one of the most prolific educational series of the 1980s and 1990s. Way back in 1983, the founders of Broderbund Software planned to make educational entertainment one of their company’s main pillars. On April 23, 1985, The first Carmen Sandiego title was released and was a massive hit. The game sold over 500,000 units and won many awards including Best Learning Product and Outstanding Software Award.

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Premise

In this title, players take the role of a rookie detective tasked with tracking down crooks from the V.I.L.E. organization. Players must use their knowledge of geography to question witnesses and investigate clues to track down the crooks. For each case solved the player’s rank increases giving a nice sense of progression. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? has a lot in common with other text adventure games of the time and played its part in popularizing edutainment titles. By 1995 over four million copies of this game were sold and in 1996 the title was rebooted.

©Screenshot of gameplay – License

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Main Characters

  • Carmen Sandiego
  • Dazzle Annie
  • Fast Eddie B
  • Ihor Ihorovich
  • Katherine Drib
  • Lady Agatha
  • Len Bulk
  • Merey LaRoc
  • Nick Brunch
  • Scar Graynolt

©Screenshot of the ACME map – License

Other Titles In The Series

  • Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1985) – The original game where players track Carmen Sandiego and her gang of thieves around the world.
  • Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego? (1986) – A spin-off focusing on geography within the United States.
  • Where in Europe Is Carmen Sandiego? (1988) – Similar to the original game, but with a focus on European geography.
  • Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? (1989) – Instead of geography, this game focuses on history and time-traveling to capture Carmen and her henchmen.
  • Where in America’s Past Is Carmen Sandiego? (1991) – Expands on the historical theme, this time focusing on American history.
  • Where in Space Is Carmen Sandiego? (1993) – This game takes players on a cosmic adventure to track down Carmen and her gang in outer space.
  • Carmen Sandiego’s Great Chase Through Time (1997) – Another time-traveling adventure with Carmen Sandiego.
  • Carmen Sandiego Word Detective (1997) – A departure from the usual format, this game focuses on building vocabulary skills.
  • Carmen Sandiego Math Detective (1998) – Similar to Word Detective, but with a focus on math skills.
  • Carmen Sandiego’s ThinkQuick Challenge (1999) – A trivia game with Carmen Sandiego as the host.
  • Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Treasures of Knowledge (2001) – An updated version of the original game with new features and information.
  • Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego? Treasures of Knowledge (2001) – Similar to Treasures of Knowledge but focusing on U.S. geography.
  • Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? Treasures of Knowledge (2001) – A revamped version of the time-traveling adventure with new content.
  • Carmen Sandiego: The Secret of the Stolen Drums (2004) – A console game released for PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube, departing from the educational format to focus more on action-adventure gameplay.
  • Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (2011) – A Facebook game adaptation of the original game.
  • Carmen Sandiego Returns (2015) – A mobile game released for iOS and Android devices, featuring updated graphics and gameplay mechanics.

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Cheat Codes

Mission Passwords

After entering your details at the front end, type in the following codes to commence on a particular mission. These codes are case-sensitive.

Mission 01bbv
Mission 02dbt
Mission 03fbs
Mission 04gbr
Mission 05kbB
Mission 06mbz
Mission 07nbx
Mission 08pbw
Mission 09rbg
Mission 10sbf
Mission 30 (Final Level)WbL

Super Nintendo Mission Passwords

1 case solved, Rank: Sleuthdbt
10 cases solved, Rank: Private Eyetbd
11 cases solved, Rank: Private Eyeybb
12 cases solved, Rank: Investigatorwbp
13 cases solved, Rank: Investigatorxbn
14 cases solved, Rank: Investigatorzbm
15 cases solved, Rank: InvestigatorBbk
16 cases solved, Rank: InvestigatorDbS
17 cases solved, Rank: InvestigatorFbR
18 cases solved, Rank: InvestigatorGbP
19 cases solved, Rank: InvestigatorHbN
2 cases solved, Rank: Sleuthfbs
20 cases solved, Rank: Ace DetectiveJbZ
21 cases solved, Rank: Ace DetectiveKbX
22 cases solved, Rank: Ace DetectiveLbW
23 cases solved, Rank: Ace DetectiveMbT
24 cases solved, Rank: Ace DetectiveNbH
25 cases solved, Rank: Ace DetectivePbG
26 cases solved, Rank: Ace DetectiveRbF
27 cases solved, Rank: Ace DetectiveSbD
28 cases solved, Rank: Ace DetectiveTbM
3 cases solved, Rank: Sleuthgbr
4 cases solved, Rank: SleuthkbB
5 cases solved, Rank: Private Eyembz
6 cases solved, Rank: Private Eyenbx
7 cases solved, Rank: Private Eyepbw
8 cases solved, Rank: Private Eyerbg
9 cases solved, Rank: Private Eyesbf
Final levelWbL

Game Genie Codes

The following cheat codes require the use of the game genie hardware. Game Genie is not supported by the official developers and using it can have unwanted effects on your game. These codes should work with emulation as well.

  • Time Patroller – DBHBKDB
  • Time Investigator – XXNBBMM
  • Time Inspector – DNDKJGD
  • Time Detective – RRXKGND
  • Ace Time Dick – LHMNFGF
  • Super Time Sleuth – MJDFSGG
  • Capture Carmen – MJDFPDG
  • Game over – JHBHHXS

Apple II Hidden Window

On Apple II, press CTRL + V during play for access to a secret window.

PC Cheat Mode

When starting a new game, make sure you type “carmen” on the command line. A cheat menu will then appear in the option menu.

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